The Pollyanna Handshake

Gould, Mike
November 2009
Future Times;2009, Vol. 4, p2
The article focuses on the optimism within the existing economic structure in New Zealand. It notes that the best model for such optimism can be the novel "Pollyanna," by Eleanor H. Porter in which the philosophy of life of the title character Pollyanna concerns finding something to be happy about in everything. It recalls that power structures used to be comprised of leaders and followers which evolved to include powerbrokers. People are urged to think constructively and innovate in the face of the financial crisis.


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