Goodness can be infectious
Posted: 12 Feb 2008 @ 00:00
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 suggests ...
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