Category Archives: crisis

Floundering on the Rocks of Policy

Any solution set that is not almost single-mindedly focussed on the provision of social safety and the encouragement of variety and specialisation is not worthy of the challenges before us. Continue reading

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2015: The Last “Feel Good” Election

The General Election in May will be the last “feel good” election in the UK for a considerable time. This year the politicians are fighting to reassure people that their delusions of sustainability are in fact possible, and that they … Continue reading

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A devastating critique

Nearly every facet of modern western civilisation is based on a simple premise: that the individual makes better decisions than a group. What if that is untrue? The entire neoliberal construct (limited government, free enterprise, and personal freedom) is predicated … Continue reading

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Service, not material, is the basis of human groups

Human society, as it is currently configured, is unaffordable. Why? Because service, not material, is the true basis of human groups. Membership of a group costs every individual member of the group a little something, an intangible, and not the same … Continue reading

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Crisis of Living Cost

It’s not unreasonable to define the crisis we are in as a ‘cost of living crisis’. It costs too much to live an ordinary life: it costs too much money, it costs too much freedom, and it costs too much planet. … Continue reading

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Common sense for Proper Change

It may not feel like it right now, but we are in desperate straits, and in need of radical change if we are to maintain the society that we have built over the last 300 years. Britons deserve the right … Continue reading

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Synthesis

You know something’s wrong, that we have not sorted out a decent way to live together, yet. And you know that there is a better way, that we are not this stupid and blind, that we can do a better … Continue reading

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It is evident

It is evident that the UK is in a difficult situation. Much of what we consider to be our “way of life” is hanging in the balance, which is why our politicians seem so uncommonly aligned to a very similar … Continue reading

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Black & White

We have three crises today: an economic crisis, a social crisis and a climate crisis. In the UK the economic crisis is that we are borrowing £2 an hour, for every hour worked by every man and woman in employment. … Continue reading

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