Have pity on Rishi Sunak

Give poor Rishi Sunak a break! He's what we used to call 'handicapped', although my guess is that this term is now deprecated. I use the word here at the risk of provoking apoplexy in the army of self-appointed gatekeepers who seem determined to fine-tune all possibility of offensiveness from our language, because it so … Continue reading Have pity on Rishi Sunak

Balancing act

The discrepancy between privilege and poverty nicely illustrates what we might call an unnatural social imbalance. Unnatural in the sense that it is an imbalance such as could not arise in a functioning homeostatic system absent some intervention. Unnatural social imbalances do not simply arise as a matter of course. They must be engineered. Which … Continue reading Balancing act