Prosperity needs a lot more innovative thought than Hockey could imagine

Ross Gittins wrote, “What made the recurrence of my fiscal nightmare so scary was Hockey’s fatuous statement that ”no country has ever taxed its way to prosperity”, which signalled his resolve to get the deficit down purely by cuts in government spending. Seriously? That’s a sign he still doesn’t understand the nature and severity of his problem. No treasurer has ever purely cut his way to budget balance. Not an encouraging sign.”

We need to look to generating prosperity in ways that are positive and create momentum for the creation of the society of the future. Impoverishing the vulnerable within a

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The surge when motivated by the common good

Ross Gittins quotes Paul Keating, ”To do what’s right and good gives you the surge. Without the surge, what are you? You’re just mucking around with tricky press statements, appearances and ‘doorstops’.” – ”You make the political strategy around good policy rather than around trickery.”

I think this is the question that many politicians have little or no clue, or little or no courage to undertake. This is the stuff of the authentic path and the authentic life. This isn’t just for politicians but for all of us as we pursue our livelihoods and our dreams and goals. Continue reading

Magic of everyday life

We are never really sure where actions, decisions or events spring from. But, in all their stark reality, the results are there. What lies hidden within men and women is beyond our grasp; maybe these hidden depths are only an instubstantial mist, and not a profound substance (a Grund, a nature, an unconscious belonging to the individual or a group); it may only be a myth. Men and women are beyond us. But the battle, however confused, always has an outcome. There, before us, lies a child, a casualty, or a corpse; a marriage, a life together to organize or to disrupt, a place to live to be found; suffering to endure or Continue reading