Tag: Welfare State

My Kind of Socialism

When the comedian Colin Quinn said “Never trust a socialist with a summer home,” I laughed. It’s a good joke. But, I am a socialist with a winter home, which amounts to the same thing, so that joke got me thinking about my kind of socialism. I learned […]

Grenfell Tower Fire by Natalie Oxford via Wikimedia Commons (CC 4.0)

Austerity Kills.

Austerity kills, and do you know who it kills?  Poor people. New immigrants. The elderly. People with addictions.  Young artists. Unemployed people. The disabled and infirm. Single parents. I don’t care what political landscape you inhabit, you only have to look around to realize that some of us […]