Killing what?

The Northland Age - - Opinion -

A sim­ple rephras­ing of just one sen­tence in ‘Killing our econ­omy’ (June 28) of­fers much needed per­spec­tive, vis: The ide­o­log­i­cally-driven NZCPR ‘think tank’ founder Dr Muriel New­man, who is on a moral cru­sade to main­tain ortho­dox New Right eco­nomic con­ser­vatism — the in­hu­manly ex­ploita­tive ne­olib­eral par­a­digm — is blind to the en­vi­ron­men­tal harm her global eco­nomic policies are caus­ing right now.

We might be bet­ter off with a smaller econ­omy. Who knows? Watch Barry Schwartz’ TED talk ‘The paradox of choice’ for an inkling of how ab­surd amounts of choice can paral­yse us. ( https:/ /www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO6XEQIs CoM).

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