• Child Poverty and the Poverty of Ideas

    February 15, 2007

    The UNICEF report published this week, Child Poverty in Perspective, has generated huge moral outrage because the UK came bottom in the ‘balanced scorecard’, leading to accusations that Britain is ‘failing its children’. Few would disagree, but the report dodges the real causes of poverty while reinforcing many of the prevailing prejudices about children, health […]

  • Class Struggle – The Board Game

    February 4, 2007

    In conversation with my housemates today I learned of a board game called Class Struggle. It was designed by Bertell Ollman, a socialist professor of Politics at New York University. Operating on the correct premise that all other games essentially reinforce the norms and ideology of capitalism (think Monopoly, Game of Life, Easy Money, Ratrace, […]

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