These Are The Good Old Days

Years ago, I was accused by a judge of trying to re-institute debtors’ prison!!


As I have often said, just about every good thing in our society…


…decent prisons, unemployment insurance, children’s aid societies, minimum wage, child labour laws, unions, 40 hour work week, product safety standards, workers compensation boards, youth criminal justice acts, public heath laws, etc…


…ALL of these things were a direct result of how horrible things were 100 – 150 years go.


As Carly Simon sang, “these are the good old days.”

All photos by Conor Cullen. They were taken at Kilmainham-Gaol in Dublin, Ireland.


This post arose as the result of my reply to a comment by my dear friend Elaine who visited Kilmainham-Gaol.

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