Category: Justice

Capitalism – Curse or Blessing

Karl Marx obviously thought capitalism was a curse and considered that wealth should be controlled by the state for the benefit of all. But in an imperfect world communism failed to deliver and has virtually ceased to exist. Communism and capitalism are based on envy and greed respectively.  In […]

Historical Inequality and the Future

In the United Kingdom we have been suffering years of recession. But the richest amongst us have suffered no loss of life-style. In fact the top 100 chief executives were paid £425 million in 2012,  up by £45 million, or 10%, from 2011. (London Evening Standard 10th June 2013) […]

A fairer distribution of wealth

There can be no doubt that, in this world, there are gross injustices in the way wealth is distributed.  There is a factor of millions between the billionaire living in California and the subsistence farmer in Africa trying to support her family on a dollar a day.  In this article I am […]

Tolerance and understanding

When I was involved in local politics, people of other political parties were automatically regarded as misguided, to be pitied, despised or just plain stupid. Arrogance was common and I had to struggle not to be taken up by the prevailing attitudes and struggle to avoid that way […]

The Causes and Results of Poverty

I have travelled to many countries and seen poverty wherever I have been. Even in ‘developed’ countries like the United States or the United Kingdom the curse of poverty still blights the human race. Poverty is often unseen and definitely not photogenic. A tourist in Sri Lanka for […]

Personal Cross-Roads

As I start to write this, my weekly blog, I sense that I am at one of those crossroads we come across on our journey through life. I started writing my blog in March, last year and have so far written 70 articles on a wide range of […]

Child sex slavery

This is a very difficult subject for me to write about. When I started researching I was so sickened by what I read that I only intend to write a short article and leave you to do your own research. Institutional slavery has been abolished in every country […]

Blessed are the Peacemakers

I write this at a very pertinent time in the United Kingdom. A British soldier walking the streets has been brutally murdered by two young men claiming that the killing was in the name of Allah. They wanted notoriety, and they certainly achieved it with their faces plastered […]