Simon Duffy

Thoughts, Bemusements & Arguments

Simon Duffy

Thoughts, Bemusements & Arguments

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How to Make a Life

Modern economic and social theory has failed to capture this important dimension of citizenship.

You are a citizen when you are defined by your contribution, by what you create in the company of others, not by what you consumeā€¦

We need to find ways for all of us to act together as citizens on the truth in Winston Churchill's statement: "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."

Mike Green in Citizenship and Person-Centred Work

Philosophical theories like utilitarianism and liberalism and the accounts of rationality used by modern economics are badly distorted by their inability to understand the need to give, the need to contribute and the reality of obligations.