Is it really prosperity if it is not shared

“I think all of us here today would acknowledge that we’ve lost that sense of shared prosperity.” Barack Obama, 27 March 2008

Any prosperity is not an expanding and inclusive concept is not really prosperity but greed and self indulgence of the worst kind.

This is informed by the way I see love. Love is an expanding concept, the more you are loved the more you have to offer to those around you. As soon as love becomes an end in itself it is more about selfishness, greed and is mean-spirited, and not love at all.

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The only family values they hold are for their own vested interests

More of the same is the general moral abyss of the LNP where the NDIS is the first port of call for financial cuts where as the Gold plated parental leave scheme remains a shrine. No doubt this is to show respect to women but just not in the parliamentary cabinet, thank you.

Mark Latham wrote “In practice, these hard-right activists are value-free. Compared to their true political obsession (objecting to all things left-of-centre), their commitment to free speech and family values is vacuous. In the worst sense of the term, they are political Continue reading

Australia’s working poor during time of prosperity

The working poor, and poor in Australia are voiceless. There seems no political will to enable these people to find the security and dignity you would expect in a prosperous first world country such as Australia. It begs the question why the nice and good people of Australia are content to let these unfortunates, usually due to circumstances outside of their control, to remain denigrated within our borders.

My hat is off, my head is bowed to the likes of the now deceased Elizabeth Wynhausen who wrote her remarkable and compelling book ‘Dirt Cheap’ who subjected herself to  Continue reading