Tag: political process

Is Anarchy going mainstream?

The unexpected and unintended consequences of the Global Financial Crisis continue to reverberate around the world. Trust and faith are diminished, and inidividuals are rebelling against the coercive powers of institutions and states. The website Wikileaks has brought one aspect of anarchy to the forefront of thinking globally. Questions of the rights and wrongs of individuals, states and institutions are…


What is the “cost” of maintaining a society?

Broad discussion on community costs, services and taxes is often polarised into two distinct schools of thought. “Property is theft” (Proudhon)   “Private ownership is fundamental to individual freedom” (comment seen posted on a website forum) Perhaps it is time to bring some thinking to the table that is not too strongly aligned with either? What sort of society would…


Religious Freedom – At What Cost?


There is a lot of controversy over a proposal to build a “mosque” in New York city near the site of the September 2001 New York Trade Centre bombing. If ever there was an argument fraught with opportunity for narrow-minded and partisan thinking then this is it. It involves religion, nationalist pride and hubris, international power plays, sound-bite argument and opinions…