The budget has shown us we still have plenty of concern for others

By Max Jeganathan
May 27 2024 - 5:30am

In our age of individualism, somehow our concern for each other won't go away. Nietzsche condemned empathy as "a weapon in the hands of the weak" and condemned Christianity for introducing it into Western ethics. However, a glance beneath the surface of our opinion polls suggests that though we care little for our political leaders (The Prime Minister and opposition leader currently sport matching negative approval ratings), we continue to care about each other. Government activity that tends to attract bi-partisan support and broad public support is often targeted to those in greatest need.

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