ONE blogs – JOHN CALDER – Man for Monday: WHY NOT AN INCOMES POLICY?

Although politicians cannot see, do not realise it is happening, and are too pre-occupied with their own careers and well being, a radical change is taking place in society. We are constantly told that we will soon return to things as they were, that is to the period of concern only with one’s own financial spending power and pleasures, and a culture based on admiration of role-model celebrities, known- not for their intelligence, creativity and moral excellence- but for their good looks, luck or frequent appearances on television and in the fashion pages. Little thought has been given to the problems of millions of people that are short of the most basic means necessary for their subsistence- those unfortunate enough to be suffering barbarous persecutions and massacres, or even to the natural cataclysms of the a planet which is undergoing violent climate changes that will ultimately affect us all. Climate change, uncontrolled and reckless overpopulation, shortages of food, water and other basic needs: these things can no longer be ignored. read more —>