We’ve only ourselves to blame for this mess
FOR all David McWilliams's excuses (we didn't do it, it wasn't us) it amazes me how a country like ours, through avarice, recklessness, hubris and incompetence, could end up costing itself as much as a once-in-a-century earthquake, a tsunami and a nuclear meltdown combined.
Proportionately, in terms of mental health, reduced health and education services and emigration, the human cost might be similar too. It certainly puts things in perspective.
DR S GRIMMER