The Times are Changing, back into the same old thing

It is clear that no one like austerity. We have gotten used to lving a soft life, and being able to have more or less what we want, whether we can afford it or not. This softness is a feature of declining civilisations, but it is also a feature of caring and humane civilisations which require that the rich and healthy care for the poor and the ill. Whcih are we – in decline or very humane? Continue reading

Burdening future generations

When talking about the budget cuts and tax increases Mr Cameron made a valid point of principle. He said that one reason to impose this austerity was that it would be unfair to burden future generations with debt spent on propping up the income and benefits of the present generation. Continue reading