Friday, February 18, 2005

Progress

"The past decade has brought the lowest inflation, interest rates and unemployment for 40 years and an unprecedented preiod of uninterupted growth. Yet mental health has declined sharpely. More than two million Britons are on antidepressants, half a million on Class A drugs. Binge drinking, and what Fromm called "acts of destruction" - violence, self-abuse and vandalism - have reached record levels." 1

1. Neil Clark, 14 February 2005. How we forgot the art of loving, New Statesman.