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To really eradicate social inequality you have to eradicate the family

In 1516, the Dutch scholar Erasmus wrote a book called The Education of a Christian Prince. He wrote it for the Spanish Prince Charles, advising him about how to rule. It contains this line:  “it is not equality for everyone to have the same rewards, the same rights, the same status; indeed this often results in extreme …

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Should we mind “mindfulness”?

“Mindfulness”. It’s been embraced by Google, Transport for London, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Parliament. It’s encouraged by the NHS. And now our children are coming home from school, telling us it’s part of their lessons. What is it? and should we, as parents, be concerned?  What is it? Here’s Jon Kabat-Zinn’s definition, who set up the Stress …

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