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Increasing Equality by Matthew Bain

According to Lord Griffiths, the Conservative peer and Vice-Chairman of investment bank Goldman Sachs “we have to accept that inequality is a way of achieving greater opportunity and prosperity for all”. Has he hit on a clever, counter-intuitive truth ? No, he is just plain wrong. In their book The Spirit Level, Richard Wilkinson and […]

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Gandhi Inspires Obama

8th September 2009 Wakefield High School, Arlington, Virginia President Obama went to Wakefield High School in Arlington to give a national speech welcoming students back to school. He called for students to take responsibility and to learn from their failures so that they succeed in the end. A student asked President Obama: Hi. I’m Lilly. […]

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Green Economics – by Matthew Bain

The story of Adam and Eve teaches us about the nature of work: before the Fall, humanity existed in harmony with nature, and our work was to tend the Garden; afterwards our work became a burden and source of suffering, as we found ourselves struggling against nature. The Jewish psychoanalyst Erich Fromm describes the Fall […]

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The Kettling – A Masque for Our Times – by John Rowley

Director: Sir Paul Stephenson Script: Sir Ian Blair Producers: The Metropolitan Police Troupe: “The Darth Vader Clones” Extras: Thousands of Unwitting Citizenry The Revolutionary Committee re-named 1st April this year as “Financial Fools Day”. By chance, your own newly-appointed Theatre Critic chose to review the Premiere of “The Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse”, a play […]

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US Congress Recognizes Gandhi

The US House of Representatives has passed an historic Resolution recognizing Mahatma Gandhi’s influence on Martin Luther King Jr. and commemorating the 50th anniversary of the American civil rights leader’s visit to India in 1959. Passed on Tuesday 10th February 2009 with a 406-0 vote (26 abstentions), the Resolution recalls how Dr. King’s study of […]

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Obama on Gandhi

On Gandhi Service Day October 2 2008 “Dear Friends, It’s a pleasure for me to join today in commemorating Mahatma Gandhi’s day of birth, celebrated across America and around the world by service to our neighbors and other good works. Gandhi’s commitment to creating positive change by bringing people together peacefully to demand it resonate […]

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Speech on the Equality Bill – by Lord Bhikhu Parekh

Lord Bhikhu Parekh is Patron of The Gandhi Foundation and a Labour Peer. The following speech was delivered in the House of Lords on 10th December 2008 My Lords, I shall begin with an apology. Although I have a very bad throat, I put my name down to speak in this debate because it raises […]

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