A few thoughts on politics, dependency and care

Originally posted on glosswatch:
In Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner?, Katrine Marçal describes the way in which foetal scans both reflect and influence our contemporary view of how human beings are formed and how they relate to one another: The baby floats, an independent astronaut, with only an umbilical cord connecting it to the world…

Identity politics, chavs, Barnsley, and Searchlight.

Originally posted on The Idge of Reason:
Last night, Barnsley, a seat where you could stand a turnip in a red rosette and it would win, was a scene of rejoicing as Labour crowed about increasing their majority. I struggle to understand how a by-election with a 36% turnout, where almost 21% of the vote…