Hey....hoooooooooow good and prescient was Donald Horne back then in the 60's when he pronounced in 'The Lucky Country' that.....
'Straaaya is a lucky country run mainly by second rate people who share in its' luck.
It lives on other people's ideas, and, most of its leaders (in all fields ) so lack curiosity about the events that surround them that they are often taken by surprise.' ????
Yeh, that would explain a lot of the ever present reactive/non-proactive Political/ Cultural National Malaise of addiction to Short-Termism (especially effin' real estate speculation !!).....for which pretty well everyone has to share some degree of blame.
Doesn't mean that Straaayans can't imagineate, articulate and create a better future. So much untapped talent and goodwill out there. This incredibly daunting time offers huge opportunities to run with through the incorporation of...
Upside Down Thinking !!!!
From one of the world's biggest banks...Reasons to be cheerful, hopeful and to hang in there....Los Chicago Boys time is rapidly agein'...(Ta again, His Bobness! !)