Today there are many pending wars in the world but none of them seems to be a threat of a new World war or do they?Wars on the Middle East,violent demonstrations in Greece and China,terrorist attacks in Pakistan and India,the crisis between Russia and Georgia,Iran and South Koreas` development of nu
A lot of people these days are chary of giving. They question the character of different religious organizations. One of the prominent issues remains. Should religions qualify as charities? This is relevant for tax purposes. It could also determine the fate of millions of clergy salaries. This artic
Many people feel that direct democracy could work to reduce voter apathy and place national and local issues directly in the hands of those they affect most. However, this system has its own problems, particularly practicality and self-interest, and may not even effectively address the political iss
In a democratic society, law is used to ensure the efficient social progress and to protect citizens. The focus on an efficient society sometimes is prioritised over protecting and serving citizens. Citizens who live in countries under dictatorship are even more likely to be exposed to unjust laws.
Governments exist to provide security for and promote the wellbeing of its people. Historically providing for the wellbeing of the people has normally meant attempting to create the fastest possible growth rate, so increasing wealth creation. Even in communist states that were supposedly egalitarian
The current welfare system employed in the UK and other countries around the world disincentivizes hard work and makes it difficult to get off benefits without losing out. A negative income tax system would mean there is a sliding scale which is fair to the worst off, but doesn't penalise people if
Taxes are the basis of a basic give and take between the state and its people. The people provide the state with money and the state in return gives them security. Originally this only meant security against enemies but since from the 19th century security has also meant security against disease, po
Should we be governed by a 'world government', with the United Nations Assembly becoming a directly elected parliament? Should nation-states give up more of their sovereignty to supranational institutions?
The UK General Election is imminent. However, if you vote for any party other than Labour or Conservative, you are very unlikely to be represented by an elected official of your choosing in parliament. Can we really claim to be a democratic society when such a large proportion of the votes cast in t
Across the world the poorest are facing a new challenge in the form of climate change. In Bolivia the glaciers that are now melting due to climate change have always brought water to communities and this may soon dry up as climate change continues. They are now arguing that those who cause the probl