Where there is no vision, the people perish. This proverb was quoted by Claire Perry, the ex-COP President fired at the beginning of 2020, in her resignation letter. I have thought of this often in the ensuing months, wondering what it might take to have that vision. Over the past decade, the average annual growth… Read More Where there is no vision
Warning: currently only in draft form, suggested revisions welcome. Not long ago, I read an article which suggested target-setting for net zero on the basis of pragmatism is inappropriate because, just like ending the slave trade, climate change is about righting injustice, not about altering focus. In the case of slavery and apartheid – whether… Read More Global Apartheid and the era of climate breakdown
The financial crash of 2008 hit as I began secondary school, and I grew up under the policies of austerity which followed. To a large extent, there has been consensus across the political spectrum about what happened: in the years before the financial crash irresponsible public spending, and the subsequent deficit, left us vulnerable when… Read More Should Christians support ‘free market’ capitalism?