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Are our policy makers Voltaire’s illegitimate children ?

Aged care and disability services bureaucratic elites seem increasingly to work in ways that are divorced from morality and common sense and removed from the everyday reality experienced by older people and their families.

The modern Age of Reason was characterised by three pivotal events and the influential figures behind them.


The Inquisition of the 12th Century, the writings of Niccolo Machiavelli in “The Prince,” and the establishment of the Jesuits by Ignatius of Loyola in the 16th Century.

All three drew on Aristotle’s logic (Voltaire’s…

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