Essays, aphorisms, quotes and poems

The Kingdom of Heaven and Universal Credit

Universal Credit is not in accordance with the principles of Matthew 20:1-16.

Welfare, the Common Good and UBI

Reclaiming the Common Good explores how and why society we lost our way.

Australia’s Pride, England’s Shame

There is a stark contrast between promising reforms in Australia and radical reversals in the England.

Equality - The Kind That Really Matters

Status is not a zero-sum game. It is possible to live in a world where people are valued equally.

Why Welfare Reform is Wicked

The term 'welfare reform' disguises a harmful attack on our rights and well-being.

What Do We Believe?

It is time to assert our equality, the value of our diversity and the need for citizenship.

Tilting at Windmills or Radical Hope

What is really going on in the post-industrial towns, villages and cities?

Inequality is Inefficient

Inequality is not only bad for us - bad for our mental health and bad for society - it is also really wasteful.

Strangers in Alien Lands

A poem to celebrate the contribution of migrants to community life.