Halldor Laxness teaches us that the poor rarely benefit from the generosity of the rich - which is mostly wasted on themselves.
Maimonides offers one of the most important accounts of how we reconcile charity and justice in practice.
The poem Euthanasia by Elizabeth Jennings imagines life after assisted dying becomes normal.
Rights are a vital part of civil society and human rights must be realised within existing legal and social structures.
Targets and incentives pervert proper management and undermine trust.
Seemingly democratic structures can be corrupted to become despotic and stifling.
Few talk about loyalty unless they are considering an act of disloyalty.