What can we do?

What can we do?

Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel on Unsplash Sustainability – what can we in health services do?     This appears to be a common question, perhaps indicating that the debate has moved on from questioning the scientific basis for both climate change and the data around...
Cola: Imagine Why

Cola: Imagine Why

Photo by Amos Bar-Zeev on Unsplash   “It is the political task of the social scientist — as of any liberal educator — continually to translate personal troubles into public issues, and public issues into the terms of their human meaning for a variety of individuals”....
The spectacle of caring

The spectacle of caring

Photo by Dominic Hampton on Unsplash   Are we really surprised that the BBC’s  Panorama has again uncovered poor quality care and abuse in a home for older people? We know the roots of this, and I have previously argued that this is a political game. This is...
Why do we buy so much stuff?

Why do we buy so much stuff?

Photo by freestocks.org on Unsplash   Why do we buy so much stuff? It is undoubtedly the case that millions of us buy stuff we don’t really need and then have to buy storage space to keep it. In response, a mini-industry of ‘decluttering’ coaches offer help in sorting...
Thus Spake Narcissus

Thus Spake Narcissus

Photo by Warren Wong on Unsplash On the BBC’s Radio 4 ‘Start the week’ recently (2017), we heard from 3 key thinkers on environmentalism. Wendell Berry: Farmer, Poet, Novelist, Essayist. Paul Bridgenorth: writer and environmentalist and Kate Raworth: Economist....