I think the people who help us define the post-COVID "new normal" are not those with influence prior. We need the folks who're happy with less to call the shots. Equating influence & "success" & credibility with wealth is what got us into all these messes to start with. I suspect wealth is inversely correlated with happiness, satisfaction, and kindness. We want to be sustainably prosperous, not wealthy.

When starting businesses, we shouldn't be asking "will some punter buy this?" (the only criteria now applied, far as I can see). We should ask: should the punter buy it, and is it good or bad for society as a whole if they do?

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I would suggest that many, and perhaps most, businesses actually do net harm to the world.

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