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?
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
Many questions are yet to be answered in the wake of such an outbreak. Were we prepared? Did we need to lock down? What’s the best way to shield the economy in the future? These are some of the trivial debates that commentators and politicians will be stewing over in the coming months. Continue reading 3 things that the Covid-19 pandemic will force us to think about
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”.
The age old debate of where government responsibility ends and where personal responsibility takes hold is more rife than ever. With the pushing of egalitarian policy, to the demanding of government to fix our media and healthcare. Where is the limit? Continue reading The west is riddled with a ‘Blame culture’ that’s causing the rise of ‘Nanny state’ policy
With the latest wave of capitalism targeted aggression running rife after the DAVOS climate conference, the attitudes towards socialism are swinging and momentum has been gathering for the cause. Continue reading Climate change – Why blaming capitalism isn’t right
We’ve just had one of the most historically significant elections, of all time, for many reasons. It’s been the worst election for Labour (in terms of seats scored) since 1935. It’s also been the biggest conservative majority since 1987. With this particular election being dubbed ‘The Brexit Election’ this in itself was a referendum which reflected the overwhelming public desire to quote ‘Get Brexit done’. Continue reading The General Election 2019 – What led to Labour’s spectacular failure? (Long read)
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?
I am not bashing the NHS but it is good to look at alternative views. When it comes to healthcare, the classic case that has been made (and I think so far it rings true) is that there are three specific criteria when judging a healthcare system. Continue reading Free market or socialised healthcare? The compelling case for a capitalist style system