Unhappy, unhealthy lives aren’t fair exchange for higher incomes
In his Australia Day address, social researcher Hugh Mackay said that “the Australia I love today – this sleep-deprived, overweight, overmedicated, anxious, smartphone-addicted society – is a very different place from the Australia I…
- Ross Gittins
- Brisbane Times
He identified three big changes: the gender revolution, increasing disparity in wealth, and social fragmentation.
He approves of the first, but laments that we’re “learning to live with a chasm of income inequality” and that social fragmentation means Australians are become “more individualistic, more materialistic, more competitive”.
The third big change, he said, posed the…