Health and Capitalism

Health and Capitalism

What has the now global, dominant economic variants of capitalism to do with health outcomes? It has to do with the system of private property, alienation and the continuing struggle for existence, which capitalism seemed to have solved in the rich level 4 countries....
I can’t breathe

I can’t breathe

I can’t breathe For the weight of history bears down, And suffocates my hopes, I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe,  For the boot on my human face stamps down Crushing a vision of the future, I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe For the white hooded sheets, the red flagged,...
Panic  in Detroit

Panic in Detroit

Dialectics, Dynamism and David Bowie “I heard telephones, opera house, favourite melodies I saw boys, toys, electric irons and T.V.’s My brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare I had to cram so many things to store everything in there And all the...
Prophets of Deceit

Prophets of Deceit

Photo by visuals on Unsplash In 2020, some of the world’s largest economies are led by men who have adopted the speech patterns of the ‘Agitator’. These men use the emotional states of the population to further their own, and their allies, political...
Healthy Lives, Healthy Planet?

Healthy Lives, Healthy Planet?

This short collection of essays, written between 2011 and 2019, seeks to discuss the concept of sustainability and its relationship to society and health. They can be read individually in any order. I argue that an understanding of what ‘health’ is, needs to change...
The Story We tell

The Story We tell

Introduction “I came to realize that ideologies had a narrative structure – that they were stories, in a word – and that the emotional stability of individuals depended upon the integrity of their stories. I came to realize that stories had a religious substructure...
“To Philosophise is to learn how to die”

“To Philosophise is to learn how to die”

Essay by Michel De Montaigne (1533-1592). Many years before Irvin Yalom in 2008 wrote ‘Staring into the Sun’ but after The Buddha’s reflections on the transience of life, Michel De Montaigne confronted head on the inevitability of mortality in an attempt to facilitate...

The Right to Hate?

The Right to Hate – Chris McGlade.  “You tell me what I can say, you censor what I can’t.” This poem is an anti PC  tirade against the London Metropolitan ‘liberal left’ (‘down in the smoke’) who stand accused of shutting down speech, of labelling white working-class...