The Crystal Palace and a long-awaited review

THE Gundagai and Tumut Men’s Book Club meets on the last Thursday of each month. I missed the last meeting, having some R&R in the Cook Islands.

But I still managed to read the featured book: Affluenza, by Clive Hamilton from the left-wing think tank, the Australia Institute.

You know the story. We all borrow, spend, consume and waste too much. And we aren’t any happier for it. Written before the debt-fuelled global financial crisis, Affluenza paid serious attention to people driving gas-guzzling 4WDs and