A Steaming Bowl of Capitalism

The following is a chapter from Money, Sex, Power & Faith. Order your copy in paperback or for Kindle! “[A] great embarrassing fact… haunts all attempts to represent the market as the highest form of human freedom: that historically, impersonal, commercial markets originate in theft.” – David Graeber, Debt: The First …

Bloodshed and Witchcraft – a Legacy of Faith

The following is a chapter from Money, Sex, Power & Faith. Order your copy in paperback or for Kindle! “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.” – Exodus 22:18, King James Version As the eldest daughter of Henry VIII, Mary had adopted her father’s taste for blood. Yet she had …

How the Responsibility to Care for the Poor Shifted from the Church to the Government

The following is a chapter from Money, Sex, Power & Faith. Order your copy in paperback or for Kindle! “I think if the church did what they were supposed to do we wouldn’t have anyone sleeping on the streets.” – Michael W. Smith After killing the head chancellor of Parliament for …

We May Not Yet Be Able To Wrap Our Heads Around It, But Universal Basic Income Is Ultimately Inevitable

More and more, people are considering the possibility of a Universal Basic Income, a stipend received by all adult citizens which insures they can pay for their basic needs. Thomas Paine was one of the first to propose the idea, followed by the likes of Martin Luther King, Richard M. …