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.
Are we better off today than back in the 1970s? The obvious answer would appear to be yes…but is having a lot more stuff now than back then, is that really what ‘better off’ means?
The use of precious metals as money goes back nearly three thousand years.