This column by Ross Gittins is a maust read.
He gets stuck into those complaining about "tough times" in the middle of a boom and talks about the real issues of social exclusion and contrasts it with measuring outcomes by money income.
...the concept of 'social exclusion' focuses on how relationships, institutions, patterns of behaviour and other factors (including lack of resources) prevent people from participating fully in the life of their community.
Australian research has divided social exclusion into three domains: disengagement, service exclusion and economic exclusion.
Novae Meridianae Demetae Dexter delenda est