Geoff Davies blames the free market ideology of neoliberalism, that has been adopted by Australia’s three main political parties in recent decades, for much of the decline in hope, independence and policy courage that characterised Australia during the earlier decades of the 20th century. This book takes the reader on a journey that explores ways in which we could reclaim community and restore genuine wellbeing as the centrepiece of Australian society The author is a distinguished scientist who has spent much of the past 15 years studying and writing about the economic system that now drives the modern world. Two of his previous books, “Economia “and “Sack the Economists” provide the backdrop for this new, thoughtful analysis of what has been happening in Australia, politically, socially, economically and environmentally during the past hundred years. Davies convincingly argues that unconstrained and unregulated markets have benefitted the rich and powerful around the world and not “trickled down” to broader society, contributing to toxic inequality and alienation. He rejects the assumptions behind neoliberal economic theory, which casts humans in the mould of “selfish reptiles” and ignores human dependence on an intact environment to flourish and survive. This is an immensely positive book that deserves to be widely read and acted upon. It is a potential ignition point for the revolution we must have if our descendants are to survive the twenty first century, .