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Goodness can be infectious

Society is making itself sick through its preoccupation with wealth, says Oliver James. The Church can help with the antidote, he tells Brian Draper

OLIVER JAMES, the clinical-child-psychologist turned broadcaster, writer, and TV presenter, has a theory. Two kinds of capitalism emerged since the late ’70s, he believes: selfish, and unselfish.

The selfish variety, as expounded by Thatcher and Reagan, was adopted by the English-speaking nations. (The more fettered, “unselfish” version developed on mainland Western Europe.) And now, research recently published by the World Health Organisation into national well-being ...

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