One quarter of Ireland’s income goes to just 10% of the population

THE TOP TEN percent of Ireland’s population receives almost 25% of the national income, according to a report published today. TASC, the Think Tank for Action on Social Change, is launching the ‘The State We Are In: Inequality in Ireland’ report which notes that a “disproportionate share of national income” goes to richer people. The…

Enough: Breaking Free from the World of Excess by John Naish

I read John Naish’s book several years ago whilst camping in the wilds of Scotland.  It was the perfect combination of rainy day weather and the comfort of a text written by a sane mind.  So adjusted are we to popular insanity that we fail to recognise just how far we have drifted from common…

Kleptocracy definition

Kleptocracy (from Greek κλέπτης kléptēs, “thief”, κλέπτω kléptō, “I steal”, and -κρατία –kratía from κράτος krátos, “power, rule”) is a government with corrupt leaders (kleptocrats) that use their power to exploit the people and natural resources of their own territory in order to extend their personal wealth and political powers. The UK, USA, Canada, Australia…

A LIGHT IN THE END OF THE TUNNEL: PART II AND FINAL CONSIDERATIONS

By Rodrigo Sobota The Civilization of the West which was built upon Faustian values, finds itself in the latest stage of its existence: one dominated by uncertainty, one in which the values and certainties of before have evaporated, giving place to Nihilism and self loathing as a form of a perverted zeitgeist. In other words,…