A common trend from the late 80's onwards has been the political drive for safety at all costs, is this model now failing us in the the wake of a collapsing economy and a fragmenting society?
From the lack of free speech, to 24/7 monitoring via cctv, to speed cameras annoying motorists to the hyper-regulation of everyday life, the tentacles of the nanny state are intruding upon all aspects of our lives and leaving the individual with fewer economic opportunites than ever before.
Is it time to get this monkey off our back to help reinvigorate the concept of freedom and social mobility?
Is it really that intense? Would I cope?