Hi, I'm Mike

Welcome to my website

These pages aim to share perspectives on issues which matter to me. Hopefully, the site will be of use to students and anyone with an interest in the many and varied social and economic issues we face today. Views are entirely mine and not those of any organisation I am associated with unless specifically cited as such.

Why the fingers? A large chunk of the population do all right for themselves with the jobs they have, the money they earn, qualifications, health, and the homes they live in. It is quite a different story for some people. Who are the modern 'poor'? What do we mean when we use terms like 'poverty', 'equality' and 'deprivation'? Do the statistics of today act as an accurate predictor of future expectations? How should we treat those people who live with a flagrant disregard for others?