Sociology

David Cameron and the politics of superfluousness

Posted on 16 May 2015 by Grace Krause

Last week, voters in the UK chose to re-elect the Conservatives to rule Britain another five years. Because of this decision tens of thousands of people will needlessly suffer. Some will die. It is really that simple. Britain’s current austerity politics have been linked to widespread social harm, and we have been promised that there
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The Problem With Charity

Posted on 10 December 2013 by Grace Krause

Having leveled my palace, don’t erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home. – Emily Bronte How I stifled a revolution The first time I heard someone say that social work played a distinct role in maintaining social inequality on oppressive political systems I got really angry.
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Judging beggars is not helping them

Posted on 6 December 2013 by Grace Krause

In today’s edition of the Guardian there is an article by Dave Hill in the Comment is Free section titled Don’t give money to beggars – help them instead. In this article Hill argues that you shouldn’t give money to people begging on the street because it harms them more than it helps them as
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