In any large city people are concerned about beggars. They certainly look disadvantaged and on cold nights our hearts go out to anyone sleeping rough. But are they really so hard up? Are they playing on our sympathy? Does all the money we give them go on drugs? Should we be giving our change to
Citizens must become the masters of corporations or they will become slaves to corporate power. Corporations' aggregation of wealth, political influence and legal protections has far surpassed those available to citizens. Corporations have usurped citizens' contract with their elected representative
There is currently no legislation (in the UK) explicitly banning forced marriage. Forced marriage is a problem in a number of minority communities and can involve the forced spouse being sent back home to marry or being forced to marry in the UK.
Electronic tagging was originally piloted in 1995, but a report by the BBC shows that the policing of electronic tagging has become lax. Is the system a good idea now that it is not allegedly being so strictly policed?
As we come up to Christmas, it is almost impossible to avoid the huge plastic illuminated displays, tacky music and Christmas specials on TV. Is Christmas becoming too commercial? Should we return to more traditional celebrations? What is Christmas supposed to 'mean' anyway?
For example tattoos, self-harm or taking drugs that are harmful to health. The question ignores the question of external effects, so for example we should not debate here for or against a smoking ban due to second-hand smoke deaths. That is another question. The question is, should people be allowed
Do-Gooders, philanthropists, humanitarian people, the ones who care; gotta love 'em. But is it always good to care? I'd like to relay a story my principal related to the school long ago: Once upon a time there was a caterpillar stuck in its cocoon and a goodly well-meaning stranger grabbed his sciss
So let it be with Caesar? Is it true that we do not posthumously celebrate philanthropy as much as we denounce/celebrate evil? Hitler versus Mother Teresa? Can you name a late philanthropist for every Jack the ripper, Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Husein, Gadaffi, Guy Fawkes and so on? Do we know
Normally, you have to be 18 years old to be 'legal.' I think many 16 year olds are mature enough and smart enough to handle important life decisions. Many of us out there are just pushed around because we are 'too young.' We shouldn't be 'too young' to be legal. We have choices, freedoms, and rights
People believe that children who go to single sex schools have a higher pass rate. However when we look at the way they relate to society shows that they should be in a mixed school as they can not interact with other people.
Consumers are caught in a difficult situation. Many still have large debts that they want to clear or have less secure jobs than they had during the boom times so are unwilling to spend more. Indeed they want to save for a rainy day but are punished for doing so by very interest rates that are lower
Eton-college/Andover is by far the most preferred institution for boys all over Britain/the-world/The-U.S. Perhaps, because it offers the best education a boy can have. How many coed schools compare? Zero.
HIV/AIDS has destroyed the nation to an extent inconceivable. our brothers and sisters have died a disastrous and painful death because of this unforgiving epidemic. friends families, labour force, intellectuals have died of this pandemic. Governments lack resources to prevent and there is no cur
Some people justify the massive expansion of CCTV by saying that law abiding citizens should have nothing to hide. And it is true that some criminals have been caught as a result. However, the fact is that surveillance culture is a huge risk to individual freedom and we should be very worried abou