We need to begin reopening the country! – A personal anecdote for a loss of purpose

Jobs are important. They provide purpose, goals and structure. Our modern capitalist society rewards people for thinking of others, as monetary gain doesn’t simply come from thinking about ones self. Not only are they lifelines to provide physical amenities but they help you meet people, forge friendships and develop skills. Even those jobs deemed ‘dead-end’ jobs are enjoyed by many because of companionships that are formed and purpose it brings. Continue reading We need to begin reopening the country! – A personal anecdote for a loss of purpose

COVID-19 has triggered the debate for Universal Basic Income – but is it the way forward?

30 million in the USA. 6.5 million in the UK. Over a million in Spain. 195 million projected worldwide. I’m talking about job loss and almost all of them have or will have been lost due to the spread of the novel Coronavirus. Continue reading COVID-19 has triggered the debate for Universal Basic Income – but is it the way forward?

Coronavirus is just the thing Neo-Marxists are looking for

We’re probably sick to death of the eleven letter word on our screens, in our conversations and ruining our lives. But for a particular group of mostly economically ‘progressive’ individuals, it’s the saving grace for society and the opportunity for a complete communistic overhaul of all of our classical institutions and fundamental way of life in the west. Continue reading Coronavirus is just the thing Neo-Marxists are looking for

Why Joe Biden’s victory in South Carolina was needed to hault Bernie Sanders’ “progressivism”.

Joe Biden smoked the competition in the South Carolina primary’s. For a man seemingly fluttering in-and-out of consciousness on debate stages and making more political flops than a fish out of water – the long time moderate favourite, ‘sleepy Joe’ has pulled an astounding victory out of his backside. Continue reading Why Joe Biden’s victory in South Carolina was needed to hault Bernie Sanders’ “progressivism”.

Labour is in trouble – no matter who they pick as their leader.

The Labour party leadership campaign sees four unique individuals jostling for the leadership position. Things have already begun to heat up with Keir Starmer seemingly covering his flank from Rebecca Long-Bailey by skewing ‘further left’ on his policy pledges during the most recent hustings in Cardiff. What Labour may or may not realise is that they are stuck between a rock and a hard place … Continue reading Labour is in trouble – no matter who they pick as their leader.

Why attitudes about billionaires need to change in western politics (Rant)

The political rhetoric used by the left wing has taken a new approach. Both in the UK and the USA, parties have been making the case for increasing taxes on the rich because ‘monster’ billionaires and ‘crony capitalists’ are responsible for wealth inequality. It is personally an assumption I have never understood. Continue reading Why attitudes about billionaires need to change in western politics (Rant)

Could Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘moral’ ideas help the country? – A policy review

Mr Corbyn. Hailed by many as the virtuous and morally influential saviour of our great nation. But, is he? He has also been submerged in waves of scrutiny for his socialist policies, arguably undemocratic conduct and his questionable ‘extremist’ links. Continue reading Could Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘moral’ ideas help the country? – A policy review

Socialism – is it the way forward?

With big proponents of socialism, such as Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Jeremy Corbyn, rising in popularity, we can begin to question whether a ‘true socialist’ society would be mutually beneficial to everyone. The idea of financial equality and prosperity across the board with a, more or less, eliminated poverty line sounds absolutely fantastic, doesn’t it? Continue reading Socialism – is it the way forward?