With so many calls on our goodwill, Giving Tuesday is the perfect time to stop and think about how we should give and to whom. Here are my opinionated answers to the big giving questions, such as Should I grow a moustache or pour ice over my head? and Should I be rude to chuggers?
"In 'A very British populism', a thoughtful exploration of British culture and politics, philosopher and writer Julian Baggini argues that the same springs of populism that fuel the far right elsewhere in Europe exist in Britain. He warns against the complacency of the ‘it could never happen here’ mindset; whether in the form of a ‘softer-edged’ UKIP, or a more sinister movement, populism could be at our doorstep."
Small thoughts about big subjects; big thoughts about small things; seeds of thought, scatttered to either take root or not; plus short links to longer work. Microphilosophy is the website of the writer Julian Baggini.