The idea of the selfish gene was always very muddled indeed. In fact if any category should be applied to genes it would be self-sacrificing.
Monopoly as a lot to teach us about economics and the case for basic income.
Our plans to challenge the Government and to stick up for people with learning difficulties ahead of the 2015 General Election.
Liberalism has many flaws, not least of which is that if we really allowed markets to clear then extreme poverty is natural result.
We need to rethink the role of money and distinguish its healthy purpose and the conditions which make it toxic.
As Arendt and Foucault noticed, the sign of a truly modern institution is that it refuses to accept merely outward signs of conformity.
As Arendt observes the final cruel blow is to rob people of any role - as either exploited or exploiter.
Even many of the extreme advocates of neoliberalism don't really pretend to take their own theory that seriously.
If you regulate systems by exams you end up corrupting educational standards.
Emilie Whitaker's term "blame devolution" perfectly describes modern management.
Aristotle would not identify the United Kingdom as any kind of meaningful democracy.
Life of course (by which I also mean death) is designed to balance things out. To allow the new to replace the old.
To the religious this paradox is resolved through faith and an acknowledgement of the mystery of certain fundamental truths - but to the non-religious this seems like a cop-out.
Dante understood that it is good we are all different; but dangerous that we don't find our true fate.
There is nothing 'natural' about the welfare state and it takes work to get a good one.
If you think your gifts entitle you to a better deal then ask yourself who gave you those gifts. It was certainly not yourself.
It seems like a new form of aristocratic rule has evolved within the welfare state itself.
Progress is not inevitable. Elites can maintain their grip on power for centuries.