Category Archives: debt

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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Malaise afoot

There is malaise foot, people sense it, and without sensible alternatives they will increasingly gravitate to the simplest and most self-protective options that are available. This political malaise has a short horizon, even if any one of a dozen potential … Continue reading

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UK policy: trapped behind the yield curve

If you want to understand why all of the major UK political parties are committing to essentially the same fiscal strategy, i.e. reducing borrowing to zero by the end of the next parliament, then you’re going to have to understand … 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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We have to solve the real problems

The real problem is that we are not running a working system. Not economically or financially. Not socially. Not environmentally. Economically we are not balancing our books, and using debt to plug the gap. And we are paying millions of people … Continue reading

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Understanding Affordable Social Democracy

The great challenge of the 21st century: How do we organise a society that is both sustainable and affordable? To understand the origin of this problem, please read this first. Looking for a 1 page summary? Download Affordable Social Democracy. The chart … Continue reading

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State of British Public Debt

Since the end of 2008 the total size of the British government borrowing has more than doubled from 617 billion to 1.39 trillion. And that excludes the money we have lent ourselves through the Bank of England, if you count … 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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Difference between Cyprus and UK?

Not enough! See tables below: Britain’s total debt as a percentage pf GDP is actually 5% higher than Cyprus, our annual budget deficits are the same as a percentage of GDP, and the UK banking sector is only 4 or … Continue reading

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