Jill Segger

  • June 25, 2010

    There has been virtually no national moral conversation about progressive taxation and those who believe in social justice have permitted their approach to be dictated entirely by the ideological Right, says Jill Segger. Another way forward is both possible and crucial.

  • May 19, 2010

    As the new coalition government settles down, it is important to see past the hype and fear to the real issues of power, says Jill Segger. Asking tough questions of the powerful remains especially important in this new situation, with warning signs and signs of hope both in evidence.

  • May 1, 2010

    Work in the 21st century is no longer what it was in our parents and grandparents generations, says Jill Segger. May day gives us an opportunity to re-evaluate work and the lives we build through it.

  • April 15, 2010

    In the face of a couple of glaring examples to the contrary, politicians may, through necessity, learn the outward usages of integrity, says Jill Segger. In all probability, that will still conceal a degree of hypocrisy, but even the imitation of virtue may eventually lead to the real thing.

  • April 3, 2010

    A lifelong attachment to the Labour movement and its values of equity and justice makes questioning loyalty to the party formed in its name difficult, says Jill Segger. But it is possible to hold on to your principles and find political vision beyond tribalism.

  • March 2, 2010

    Clarity about the nature and motivation of advertising is essential, says Jill Segger, if we are to live well and be free from the tyranny which would have us believe that conformity is to be identified with community.

  • February 1, 2010

    To consider the possibility that whatever we cherish in our own environment, legends and customs, could have a parallel in the hearts of others, is to begin to mix the mortar that may bind us in solidarity, says Jill Segger. It is this solidarity which rests at the heart of a patriotism worthy of the name.

  • January 1, 2010

    New Year is a chronological convenience and the Gregorian division of times and seasons is by no means universal, says Jill Segger. But that doesn't mean that it should be passed up as an opportunity for real change.

  • November 24, 2009

    Moral relativism, confusion and cynical resignation to the pressures of realpolitik bring apathy in their train, says Jill Segger. Truthfulness is about a different and hopeful way of living.

  • November 11, 2009

    Simplicity is perhaps best understood as appropriate living, says Jill Segger. It is about owning and using only what is necessary and not being seduced by that which is dangled before us by advertisers and arbiters of style.