In his book, “Consumed: How markets corrupt children, infantilise adults and swallow citizens whole”, Benjamin Barber notes that capitalism requires us to ‘need’ all that it produces in order to survive. In doing so, capitalism has morphed from its origins… Read More ›

The cost of convenience

Being vociferously vocal on the poverty agenda, Pope Francis has once again been urging financiers and  economists to help reverse the current “throw away” culture by putting people at the centre of monetary strategies. In our market-driven economy, too many… Read More ›


As large retailers zealously flog their chocolate-coated, rabbit-shaped, calorie-uncontrolled delicacies in preparation for this long weekend, the irreligious would be forgiven for thinking that Easter was in fact a celebration of the versatility of pastel colours. With over 80% of… Read More ›