Paul Verhaeghe, professor of clinical psychology and psychoanalysis, claims we live in an extremely controlling society, where authority has all but disappeared, lapsing into brute force. He says the neoliberal economic order has changed us for the worse, that change cannot be left to the so-called ‘free market’, and that we ourselves must take the first steps towards creating a new social order.
The NHS founding principle was simple: comprehensive, universal healthcare free at the point of delivery. Now it’s a political football shaped by the governing parties’ economic beliefs – but is there something else at play behind party politics.
Prof. Richard Wilkinson discusses the benefits of an equal society.