Category Archives: Society
I was inspired by a recent online discussion (discussion is being charitable), to put some of my disorganised thoughts on healthcare down in something close to a coherent form. Well after finishing, I hope it can be described as such.
Or why churches should pay taxes. In most countries that I am familiar with, charities, not-for-profit and churches can get a tax exemption status. This is widely known and generally accepted throughout society. Increasingly, the atheists of the variety that … Continue reading
It really is. And I really want to put emphasis on stupid. It is so stupid that I can’t understand why I was, and many intelligent people are, so caught up with it. When Paul Keating was Treasurer, there was … Continue reading
As I wrote last week, I’ve become increasingly skeptical of democracy over the last few years. That’s not to say I’m against it or would prefer another system, just that my thoughts on the question are increasingly outside the box … Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about the contradiction in my thinking between my support for existing monarchies and my general hostility to government. Should I not favor democratic rule over hereditary? Do not monarchies exist because the monarch’s ancestors were the most … Continue reading
I’m very close to finishing War and Peace and my favourite character has just died. I shouldn’t *spoil* it and tell you who my favourite character is. But I don’t suppose mentioning a character dies in a novel with “war” in … Continue reading