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The Resource Australia reimagined : towards a more compassionate, less anxious society, Hugh Mackay

Australia reimagined : towards a more compassionate, less anxious society, Hugh Mackay

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Australia reimagined : towards a more compassionate, less anxious society
Title
Australia reimagined
Title remainder
towards a more compassionate, less anxious society
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Mackay
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
'When it comes to our future, misplaced optimism is as dangerous as blind faith. What is needed is the courage to face the way things are, and the wisdom and imagination to work out how to make things better.' Australia's unprecedented run of economic growth has failed to deliver a more stable or harmonious society. Individualism is rampant. Income inequality is growing. Public education is under-resourced. The gender revolution is stalling. We no longer trust our major institutions or our political leaders. We are more socially fragmented, more anxious, more depressed, more overweight, more medicated, deeper in debt and increasingly addicted - whether to our digital devices, drugs, pornography or 'stuff'. Yet esteemed social researcher Hugh Mackay remains optimistic. Twenty-five years ago, he revolutionised Australian social analysis with the publication of Reinventing Australia. Now he takes another unflinching look at us and offers some compelling proposals for a more compassionate and socially cohesive Australia. You might not agree with everything he suggests, but you'll find it hard to get some of his ideas out of your head. Argued with intelligence and passion, this book is essential reading for everyone who loves Australia enough to want to make it a better place for us all
Summary
Australia has had 26 years of economic growth. But this hasn't made us happier as individuals or stronger as a society. We are fatter, more prone to avoidable diseases, more depressed, more anxious and more addicted than at any other time in our history. Income inequality is increasing, national and household debt are at unsustainable levels, the divorce rate and the single-person household is on the rise (leading to social fragmentation), we don't trust our leaders and we can't hang on to a prime minister for more than two years at a time. But all is not lost. In his new book, esteemed social researcher Hugh Mackay outlines a radical agenda for how we can not only survive the coming storms of digitisation, globalisation, political unrest and social dislocation, but use the energy and innovation of this era to re-sculpt the social landscape, the economy and our democracy for the good of the many and not the few.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10659623
Cataloging source
ANL
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1938-
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Mackay, Hugh
Dewey number
306.0994
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • National characteristics, Australian
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Australia reimagined : towards a more compassionate, less anxious society, Hugh Mackay
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Publication
Copyright
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Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062164752
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781743534823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022117212
Label
Australia reimagined : towards a more compassionate, less anxious society, Hugh Mackay
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062164752
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781743534823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022117212

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