Category Archives: Ways to handle conflict

All the different ways conflict has been handled; not always successfully or in a disciplined fashion

Orwell versus Huxley: John Lanchester

Good piece in UK Financial Times: insightful Orwell v Huxley: whose dystopia are we living in today? John Lanchester on how Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four capture the age of Facebook and Trump  The modern world looks to many … Continue reading

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Ideology

Someone recently asked me what Ideology I followed, I replied: “We had to choose a word for an English essay when I was about 15 and I chose ideology as my word and defined it I recall “as a way … Continue reading

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Mansplaining: How to Tell if You Are

Thanks to Kim Goodwin for this: 

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Human Folly

“It may be a sign of advancing age on my part, but I have come to believe that there is no stupidity of which we are incapable.” Martin Wolf on Reddit and in UK Financial Times

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The Price of Populism: Martin Wolf

Been silent recently: democracy dies in the noise. Some signal in the noise: FT Books Essay Economics books  Add to myFT The price of populism. Anti-elitism threatens liberal democracy and capitalism. Martin Wolf asks: Is reform the answer? Populist forces … Continue reading

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The Real Adam Smith: Jesse Norman

A fine article from the UK Financial Times by Conservative MP Jesse Norman: Capitalism In search of the real Adam Smith How would the father of modern economics reform 21st-century capitalism? Jesse Norman “Capitalism in flames, populism and nationalism on … Continue reading

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Twelve Rules for Life as an Alternative to Jordan Peterson’s

 Conservative Canadian academic psychologist Jordan Peterson (1962-) is currently all the rage, especially, apparently among resentful young men. I don’t know any of the latter so I will take peoples’ word for it. His You Tube talks have gone viral … Continue reading

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