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February 2014

A Modest Proposal to Reduce the Impact of Flooding

The torrential Rains and flooded Rivers have wrought Havoc upon the Land, and in recent Days, many have seen their Homes flooded, and suffered much Loss of Possessions. While Her Majesty’s Ministers have but little Control of the Elements, as King Canute did show in Days of old, yet small …

A Modest Proposal to Render Corporations Accountable

When a Corporation is found guilty of serious misconduct, it is sometimes fined. It is evident, however, that to levy fines on a Corporation hurts principally the shareholders and the customers of that corporation, and leaves entirely unscathed those Executives who ordered or failed to prevent the abuse. I propose …

A Modest Proposal

In 1729, an anonymous document was published: “A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick”. Once again we find ourselves in difficult times. It is perhaps time for further Modest Proposals.