"“It was evidently quite obvious to a powerful intellect like his [Plato’s] that one condition for a healthy society was equal distribution of goods – which I suspect is impossible under capitalism. For, when everyone’s entitles to get as much for himself as he can, all available property, however much there is of it, is bound to fall into the hands of a small minority, which means that everyone else is poor. And wealth is in inverse proportion to merit. The rich will be greedy, unscrupulous, and totally useless characters, while the poor will be simple, unassuming people whose work is far more profitable to the community than it is to them.
“In other words, I’m quite convinced that you’ll never get a fair distribution of goods, or a satisfactory organisation of human life, until you abolish private property altogether.”"
— Thomas More, Utopia, 1516
Apparently this blog is forbidden on the Cabinet Office’s WiFi network, which sounds as if we’re doing something right. A source tells me “There’s not that many things that get refused.”