Having cleared my correspondence, I now intend to be comprehensively offline for a few days.
And moreover, having traversed a wide range of issues which go wrong in people’s lives, with which the state seems incompetent to help to varying degrees, I am ever more confirmed in the view that I expressed in an article on ConservativeHome:
The change we need is a change within. From a belief that human relationships should be based on class conflict and mutual plunder mediated by the State, to a reliance on mutual cooperation. From the view that business is somehow bad, to the realisation that all enterprise is social. From condemnation of profit, to an understanding that it is a measure of the value created for others. From fear of bearing risk, to the truth, that the search to create value for other people is the foundation of worthwhile community. From waiting for the State to decide and provide, to energetic, innovative mutual support.
Merry Christmas. It’s still a time with profound meaning for society.