Usury: Tool or Torment?

Lending and borrowing; they seem like a practice as old as the human race. As long as people have had things, other people have needed those things and borrowed them for a returning favour. Whether this is your neighbour’s drill or a £500 loan from your friend, you’re expected to give the £500 back atContinue reading “Usury: Tool or Torment?”

How to Start a Religion (Part 1)

The spread of ideas about our own moral obligation to ourselves and others crops up repeatedly throughout history. It tends to arise in times of disenfranchisement and when power is being consolidated beyond the control of the populace. In the 16th century one man started a movement by refusing to bend to the surrounding system.Continue reading “How to Start a Religion (Part 1)”

Cádiz, Andalucía

At first glance, the Spanish city of Cádiz can seem not too different from the strips of the sunshine coast on the Mediterranean side of Gibraltar. The more modern part of the city seems centered around highrise lined boulevards and palms that stretch alongside the Atlantic. But continue along the Island to its northern tipContinue reading “Cádiz, Andalucía”

The Loss of Liberty in an Age of Freedom

(Article written March 31st 2020) As some of you may remember, the 2000 presidential election between the Al Gore and George W. Bush came down to an extremely nail-biting finish, where votes cast in the final state to declare its results would decide the entire election. The state was Florida, (the Republican Governor of whichContinue reading “The Loss of Liberty in an Age of Freedom”

Iteration of Ideals

There are many factors that make this world turn in the way it does. Friendly factors, foreign factors, factors we can’t even comprehend due to the constrictions of science and society. In a world where information is everywhere, knowledge and understanding seem to be in short supply. With a warming world and warring economies ourContinue reading “Iteration of Ideals”