Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.

There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control, or singly cope with.

EQUALITY

It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.

All men are born equally free.

Real equality is immensely difficult to achieve, it needs continual revision and monitoring of distributions. And it does not provide buffers between members, so they are continually colliding or frustrating each other.

Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.

Kofi Annan

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As your business grows, you are going to find that there are things that take a lot more time. As more and more people hear about your business and demand grows, this is of course a good thing, but in order to be successful, you need to make sure that you have put things that you need in place to enable you to cope with this growth, and also to ensure that you continue to grow in the future.

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The autumn statement of the 22nd November 2022 will mean more taxes for millions of people over the next few years. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced a broad range of tax increases and spending cuts, in an effort to save £55bn. The Office for Budget Responsibility expects disposable incomes to fall by 7.1% over the next two years as a result of the changes announced in the statement. This will lead to a big drop in the standard of living for many, with the cost of living increasing and wages stagnant. As a result, many people will no longer be able to afford to buy a house and will be forced to put their plans on hold.

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Conservation architecture is a way to preserve and make the most of the assets we inherit. These assets may include an old house, a derelict building, or a historic area in need of restoration. The way we restore these assets can affect its heritage value, as well as its market value. Conservation architects are inspired by the architecture of the past. While we may not want to imitate the style of the olden days, we can draw inspiration from the beauty and complexity of architecture from other eras. To speak to someone about this type of architecture, consider Residential Architects London at a site such as https://www.rbddesign.com

What are The Things That Make a Community Strong and Successful?

A community is something that means something different to everyone. However, a good community is something that is made successful by many different things, and it then fosters a good spirit in the area and becomes something that people take pride in. Here are some of the things that can help create a community …

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When you are selling your house, you want to make sure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. When you have committed to selling you also want to sell it quickly, as you don’t want to be stuck in the limbo between living there and moving on.

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