Category: democracy

Mean

Mean has a number of different interpretations.  All of them apply to our current Coalition government (though surely not exclusively): Mean as in stingy – and this should help you understand a little bit better (were your understanding not yet…

How can Labour be imaginative about wealth?

Both talk and policies about wealth are terribly repetitive.  Whilst right-wing parties still pretend to attribute a mysterious force to the idea of trickle-down economics – you know, the stuff where rich people get so rich that the crumbs which…

Beyond the Internet and the worldwide web

Some thoughts I just brainstormed via Twitter: #Globalisation promised progress from the well-off to the poor. TBH, it increasingly delivers pockets of poverty to the formerly well-off. #Globalisation’s making us poorer: s’times literally, as water loses its status as human…

A new kind of state

I’ve been wondering the same.  We’re criticising and slamming and dunking with clever words this state we believe is a police state already. Or not quite yet, as the case may be. Yet this tweet encapsulates something I’ve also been…