“My screen is open, my kettle is on. Come on over, it’s been too long” *
One of the beneficiaries of the lock-down might be Zoom Video Communications, listed just a year ago in mid-April 2019 at $36 per share. On Friday evening their share price closed at $128 after a difficult week, following concerns over data integrity. It is not regarded as a one-way ticket: Goldman Sachs for one has a ‘sell’ rating on the stock. However, inverting the image of its recent share price performance provides a reasonable approximation to the share price graphs of most conventional businesses hit by the lock-down.
Zoom has hit the spot because it enables easy virtual communities to come together at a time when social gathering is verboten. Not just as pairs of individuals video-conferencing as opposed to telephoning each other, but as a network of relationships, even joining together over a meal.
In past centuries, self-isolation meant just that, even though faith has taught us for millennia that we can come together in spiritual communion when physical communion is impossible. Now technology is showing us that it can be done: and there is a parallel to be drawn between things virtual and things spiritual in this respect.
So please READ ON .. as we, approaching the great festival of Easter, consider what faith and science teach us about spiritual communion beyond our physical life, and how they are starting to converge.
* Quotation credit - with apologies to PG Tips, whose actual advertising slogan (change ‘screen’ to ‘door’) no longer complies with lock-down rules.
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Welcome to Gavin Oldham's full presentation describing his vision for egalitarian capitalism.
The main set of proposals are as follows:
Egalitarian Capitalism is an alternative to socialism which, while fostering and encouraging enterprise for all, acts to involve and empower people right across society and especially the young.