Simon Duffy

Thoughts, Bemusements & Arguments

Simon Duffy

Thoughts, Bemusements & Arguments

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Simon is a philosopher and activist. He is Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform and Secretary to Citizen Network: a global cooperative to achieve a world where everyone matters.

Essays, thoughts, poems, prayers and quotes:


Early American Federalism

Early American Federalism

4th July 2011

Alexis de Tocqueville observes that early American federalism assumed one starts with the small and builds to the large and it was based on religious and moral principles.

The Kutuzov Strategy

The Kutuzov Strategy

4th July 2011

Successful social innovation requires an understanding of the fundamental forces at work and the flow of time and history.

Adam Smith on Basic Income

Adam Smith on Basic Income

28th June 2011

The ideas of Adam Smith are often far more progressive than you might expect.