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Debate and the future of CUiSL

The BBC’s news coverage is practically indistinguishable from that of the capitalist press, and even its topical comedy output is full of jibes about Jeremy Corbyn’s supposed “unelectability” , so it is gratifying when a programme that questions, however modestly, the capitalist status quo occasionally slips through. 380 more words


Meritocracy: Simple Narratives in Complex Times

Throughout human history survival has been a task void of any fun. Acquiring food, shelter and clothing have always been a drag that become even more difficult during times of economic uncertainty. 920 more words

Does democracy truly mean a free country?

#democracy vs #meritocracy

The world is changing at a blistering pace and though change is what drives evolution, the pace of this change and the direction is alarming to say the least.  824 more words


Time To Retire The Office Of First Lady?

If American meritocracy and egalitarianism is to mean anything (and admittedly it often doesn’t mean much at all, especially considering the key protagonists in the presidential election we have just witnessed) then is it finally time to abolish the familiar but not-strictly-necessary official role for the spouse of the president? 1,170 more words

US Current Affairs

Brexit & Trump = Capitalism & Meritocracy at a Crossroad

At first glance, readers would likely think that I have missed something. Isn’t democracy (also) at a crossroad?

Definitely not.

The campaigning/electioneering and voting went like clockwork, only more exciting than usual. 1,391 more words

The Invisible Hand is White

Adam Smith wrote that the actions of individuals seeking their own self-interest will have an added societal consequence of wealth distributing itself in line with the greatest societal good. 1,999 more words


The old radical cry that aristocracies were unfair had everything to commend it. After all, if you were simply born to wealth and power, where was the merit in you having them, and what legitimacy did that confer on you? 572 more words