“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.
It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”
― Ernst F. Schumacher
The UK has recently seen an increase in youth violence, with claims being made that London’s murder rate now exceeds that of New York City. As usual, media pundits are quick to point to the “causes” of this increase, but it looks to me like that many of these so-called causes are in fact symptoms of a deeper cause. We saw a similar scenario in August 2011, following the riots that broke out in London that month. Here’s an excerpt from my book, CLARITY (©2013 Jamie Smart, published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd): Read More →