George Walford: The (Anarcho-) Socialist Party of Great Britain (29)

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George Walford: Stability

The Centre for the Study of Public Policy at Strathclyde University has produced a report which may do something to modify the apprehension we all feel about what the government – any government – will get up to next. The report shows that the actions of any government are ruled mainly by the weight of… read more »

George Walford: Labor Agrees With Us

S.i. contends, with evidence and argument to support the contention, that economic collectivists are in the minority; the majority hold to economic individualism, they are more concerned to pursue their own interests than those of the whole community to which they belong. The Labour Party has never been active in the pursuit of common ownership… read more »

George Walford: Unexpected Support

We don’t always realise how widespread is the concern with the problems and relationships tackled by s.i. One sometimes feels that, at least for the earlier ideologies in the series, it has all been said, and well said; all we need do is to assemble the pieces. Here we turn to Loss and Gain a… read more »

George Walford: A Review and a Reply

This review, by Colin Mills, appeared in the ETHICAL RECORD, journal of the South Place Ethical Society, for March 1987. It is followed here by a reply which appeared in ER for April, both reprinted with the generous permission of the Editor of ER. – GW An Outline Sketch of Systematic Ideology by George W…. read more »

George Walford: We Have Ways of Making You Equal

The feminist movement is losing impetus. In a long and thoughtful article in FORUM (an American journal, privately circulated) for December 1985 Riane Eisler and David Loye ascribe this to a dividedness in its ideology. Only in their manifest ideology, they say, are the feminists opposed to domination of the female by the male; deeper… read more »

George Walford: Controlling the Market

Lee Iacocca is an ex-President of the Ford Motor Company, one of the largest companies in the world; if, as some of our leftwing friends maintain, the big companies are able to control the market, surely Ford would be able to do so. But Iacocca says they can’t. Whenever he hears this suggested he finds… read more »

George Walford: In the Aftermath of an Election

In the British General Election of June 1987 the Conservative Party, having¬†already held office for two consecutive terms, received 13,763,134 votes, Labour 10,033,633 and the Alliance 7,339,912. Other candidates between them 1,199,573. The turnout was 75.4 percent. This was after repeated experience of labour governments in Britain and after the conservatives had shown themselves to… read more »

George Walford: Cultivating the Cults

Cal McCrystal writes about a book, due out later this year, from the Centre for New Religious Movements at King’s College, London, which estimates that there are 400-500 cults in Britain. Scientology is now an old story and so are the Moonies, but we had not previously encountered the Bugbrooke Christian Fellowship, which bans Christmas,… read more »

George Walford: The End of Work (11)

The Pope has been reported (Sunday Times 3 May 87) as urging that available work be distributed fairly; he believes those without it would be happier if given some. In our youth the religious people used to be keen on a book they called the Bible. It had a lot of stories about an old… read more »