George Walford: Letter from Steve Coleman

Dear George Walford, As a socialist, it is necessary for me to consider reasonably and critically any points of view which are supposed to challenge my own. So, as you know, I have done my best to get to grips with your argument and I have read a considerable amount of your material on “systematic… read more »

George Walford: Letter from E. Hardy

IC 13 printed a letter from Mr. E. Hardy of the “Socialist” Party of Great Britain. We replied that the opening statement in a debate between ourselves and that party had already been made and should be answered before any other subject was taken up. We have now received their “Reply” (when our answer has… read more »

George Walford: The End of Work

Useful work is becoming scarce. In Britain alone some three million are unemployed and not even the government dares to claim that this will soon be ended. Powered machinery reduced the need for human muscle and now computers and automation are displacing people with other abilities. Useful work can no longer be provided for all… read more »

George Walford: The Enduring Base

A constant theme of the intellectuals is that people generally are becoming less inclined to accept what they are told by authorities and traditionalists, more inclined to guide their behaviour by their own critical thinking. Against this, systematic ideology draws attention to the weight of evidence showing that the mental attitude favoured by the intellectuals… read more »

George Walford: Editorial Notes (15)

Ideological Commentary announces itself as “an independent journal of systematic ideology.” Its circulation and its influence are growing rapidly (there was one addition to the mailing list only this month and hardly any deletions) and new readers may find it helpful to have some general statement of what “systematic ideology” is all about. We do… read more »

George Walford: The Quality of Life

One of the minor strengths of systematic ideology is its ability to account for features of social behaviour which at first sight appear trivial, by linking them with broader themes. One such feature appears in the distinction between quality of life and standard of living. “Standard of living” is what governments and economists talk about…. read more »

George Walford: Freedom of the Market

The market seems to have been with us as long as good have been produced, and much of the dissension in society has centred around it. Rulers, invaders and others have often interfered with the market and in times of shortage limitations have been applied; price restrictions, the appropriation of merchants’ supplies, sometimes rationing, but… read more »

George Walford: Full Circle

IC 12, 13, 14 and the Challenge have had a good deal to say about the “Socialist” (more accurately, anarcho-socialist) Party of Great Britain. We expect to have more to say about it in the future but the material now on the table enables us to show the reason for our interest. As far as… read more »