Tag Archives: Life

How culture affects power

Unbeknown to most people, there exists a particular – and slightly peculiar – research domain in the discipline of consumer behaviour called; The Socio-Cultural Patterning of Consumption.  It addresses the question of how systematic consumption behaviours are precipitated by institutionalised social structures.  A nexus of these social structures is; Social-Class.  The provenance of this now […]

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Pope Francis: a modern representative of God?

In a recent interview with a Jesuit journal in Italy, Pope Francis declared that he wants to establish a “new balance” in the Catholic Church by encouraging more involvement from women in key decisions and a less perjorative focus on the LGBT community, divorce and abortion. The Pope called for the Catholic Church (and wider […]

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Homelessness is not an inevitability

Perhaps it is the freezing weather outside, or maybe it is the nasty measures that the Coalition Government is taking to tackle the economic downturn like capping benefits at 1% rise which has brought homelessness to my attention. While the United Kingdom may be far less entrenched in problems relating to homelessness, it nevertheless faces […]

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Should non-violent offenders be put in prison?

Going back to basics, the purpose of the prison is supposed to be locking up individuals who committed a crime in a confined space in order to prevent them from committing the crime again in an open society. This purpose is very useful for keeping dangerous criminals like murderers and rapists in one place behind […]

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Is materialistic mentality here to stay?

It seems the humanity is enthralled by materialistic objects in the contemporary world. The likes of Rousseau and Nietzsche were right when they warned us that humanity will fall into a materialistic hole where acquiring property and possessions has become our main purpose in life. Yet only a small number of people ever stop and […]

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