Peter Lyons: The cult of growth and manic materialism – NZ Herald

Peter Lyons: The cult of growth and manic materialism – NZ Herald

The aspect of modern economic thinking I find most depressing is the lack of any emphasis on play or fun or family and friendships.

An economic worldview has evolved that sucks the meaningful marrow out of life. The big question we should be asking is whether our economic system is serving us or are most of us consigned to serving it?

We pay homage to the little scrutinised goal of economic growth as progress towards some undefined Nirvana on earth.

By NZ Herald

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11953817