Mobility matters: community ideals for a feudal society
Aug08

Mobility matters: community ideals for a feudal society

Basic choice is being undermined. Not only is our choice of transport mode being proscribed, but whether we should actually make the journey in the first place is being questioned.

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The birth of the Chinese Communist Party
Jul23

The birth of the Chinese Communist Party

In 1919, demonstrators held aloft placards appealing to Mr Science and Mr Democracy in what has been called the “Chinese enlightenment” period.

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Book Bites: “How To Avoid A Climate Disaster” by Bill Gates
Jun20

Book Bites: “How To Avoid A Climate Disaster” by Bill Gates

Bill Gates offers little by way of explanation as to why people might choose the more expensive green alternative, implying that they might have to be imposed.

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Biennale, tree finale
Jun09

Biennale, tree finale

Designers who think they should “educate” the public are sorely mistaken. Designers must meet the public as active participants.

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The Elite Power of the Greens
Apr21

The Elite Power of the Greens

“Vulnerable” countries have been screwed by supra-national bodies like the IMF and World Bank for decades. They are about to get screwed again by the same people, but this time in the name of saving the planet.

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Croydon in Crisis
Mar18

Croydon in Crisis

Croydon’s £120million bail-out for its development cock-up is the largest financial settlement for a local authority in UK history. Such an exceptional settlement means that services will close

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Prisoners of Cladding
Feb06

Prisoners of Cladding

One of the unintended consequences of the Grenfell tragedy is the threat of penury or bankruptcy for leaseholders at the other end of the country.

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Coronafeirws
Jan25

Coronafeirws

Drakeford has undoubtedly benefited from the misconception that Wales’ social care meltdown is the result of central government policies rather than its own mismanagement.

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The Coming of Neo-Feudalism, by Joel Kotkin
Nov13

The Coming of Neo-Feudalism, by Joel Kotkin

A new priesthood of power based on scientific expertise seeks to replace bourgeois values of self-determination, family, community and nation with ‘progressive’ ideas: globalisation, sustainability, redefined gender roles and the authority of experts.

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The Queen’s Gambit
Nov04

The Queen’s Gambit

Chess players, mathematicians, physicists, scientists, etc are not automatons; mechanical, calculating machines devoid of any creativity but in fact, they are supremely alert to creative possibilities.

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