1. 10

    Understanding capitalism is in some ways simple. At its best, capitalism rewards creators, makers and providers: the people and firms that create valuable things for others, like imaginative technologies and good food, cars and drugs.

  2. 9

    All innovation is about letting go, saying goodbye to things to create space for the new.

  3. 8

    Britain is rich in radicalism, and anyone who says that our society has drifted into fatalism and apathy should get out more.

  4. 7

    The longer you commute the less happy you're likely to be.

  5. 6

    The biggest barrier to dealing with climate change is us: our own attachment to habits that are hard to shift, and our great ability to park or ignore uncomfortable choices.

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    So is civil society prepared for the future? Probably not. Most organisations have to live hand to mouth, juggling short-term funding and perpetual minor crises. Even the bigger ones rarely get much time to stand back and look at the bigger picture. Many are on a treadmill chasing after contracts and new funding.

  7. 4

    As the Internet of things advances, the very notion of a clear dividing line between reality and virtual reality becomes blurred, sometimes in creative ways.

  8. 3

    All of nationalism can be understood as a kind of collective narcissism.

  9. 2

    Adelaide is becoming a hub for higher education.

  10. 1

    L'Oreal's slogan 'because you're worth it' has come to epitomise banal narcissism of early 21st century capitalism; easy indulgence and effortless self-love all available at a flick of the credit card.

  11. Last Update: 15 August 2022

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