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The future is green, and liberating for children

Lensman’s recent guest blog Towards the aetiology of paedophobia explored some fundamental aspects of society and where modern living has gone badly wrong, in terms both of its sustainability and its desirability, not least for children. 2,168 more words

lensman reblogged this on Consenting A̶d̶u̶l̶t̶s̶ Humans and commented:

This essay, published on Tom O'Carroll's excellent Heretic TOC blog, is the follow-up to the earlier essay "Towards the aetiology of paedophobia". That essay (you can read it here) proposed that paedophobia (“hyper-hostile anti-paedophilia”) is an unintended consequence of values and institutions necessary to the functioning of capitalism, and in particular consumer capitalism. This essay takes the findings of the earlier essay and tries to envisage the nature of a society whose values and institutions don't foster paedophobia.

3 More Ways Inequality Poisons Societies

Before I started writing this blog, I read an interesting book called The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger by Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson.  941 more words


York People's Question Time - A Most Excellent Success

Having sold out the first venue in a matter of days, the York People’s Question Time found a new venue, the Conference Suite at the Royal York Hotel, following some searching by one of the organizers, but this similarly reached its capacity of 410 after a very short time. 427 more words

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The Spirit Level

The latest book I finished reading is The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger by Richard G. Wilkinson and Kate Pickett. This book is a comprehensive study about inequality and the impacts to societies as a whole. 556 more words


Democracy, Inequality and Power is the theme of our 2015 Policy & Politics conference

Join us at the Marriott Royal Hotel in Bristol on 15th and 16th September to debate the relationship between democracy, inequality and power. This year will mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta providing an opportunity to reflect on the failures and successes of democratic policy and politics in the UK and around the world. 482 more words

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Policy & Politics 2015 – A Year to Remember

by Felicity Matthews, Associate Editor of Policy and Politics

Happy New Year, everyone!  I don’t know about you, but I am so looking forward to having a quiet and uneventful 2015.  830 more words

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Why Equality is Better for Everyone

Why don’t tenants tidy their front gardens or their balconies? Why are poor people fat? Why is fatness catching and travelling up the ‘ranks’? Why are people in the UK suffering from income-related depression when if they went to Africa they would look like millionaires? 92 more words