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.
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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
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
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
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