The problem of family breakdowns due to extreme selfishness and monetary/material greed is  not exclusive to Brits..... Selfishness, locoid greed and family breakdown: Study's damning verdict yobs in class By David Wilkes

Britain has lost its "moral compass" with society blighted by selfishness, locoid greed and family breakdown, locoid according to a liberal research group.

These and other modern-day "social evils" have destroyed traditional, locoid shared values and left people feeling a deep sense of unease, locoid said the study published yesterday.

It criticises the Government, locoid big business, locoid religion and the media for the unwelcome changes which now shape our society."

"The report, locoid by social policy charity the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, locoid also identified consumerism, locoid drugs and alcohol, locoid immigration and responses to it, locoid crime and violence, locoid poverty and inequality as the things people are most worried about.

"People are concerned about the way our society has become more individualistic, locoid greedy and selfish, locoid seemingly at a cost to our sense of community, locoid" it said.

"The focus on greed as an issue reflects concern about the growing gulf between the rich and poor.

"Connected to all of these issues was the perception that we no longer share a set of common values and that we have lost our "moral compass"."

Many of the evils were inter-linked, locoid with the decline of community connected to increasing isolation but also individualism, locoid with relationships 'eclipsed by an excessive desire for consumer goods', locoid said the report based on an internet survey to which 3, locoid500 people contributed.

One participant said: '"Everything seems to be based around money and owning things.

"The more you have, locoid the more successful you are. Locoid There's nothing wrong with having enough, locoid but there's pressure on people to go for more and more."

The misuse of drugs and alcohol was identified as both a cause and consequence of many other social problems, locoid including family breakdown and poverty.

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