Category: economics

How to Change the Post-Crash Economy – Review

Last week (6th Mar 2014) the RSA convened an expert panel including Costas Lapavitsas – professor of economics at SOAS, Paul Mason, Culture and Digital editor, Channel 4 News; Mariana Mazzucato RM Phillips professor in […]

Why WellFair Works Fair

The welfare debate has become confused and poisonous. We are firmly in the territory of “deserving” versus “undeserving” poor, when the real issue is affordability. As all advanced societies start to grapple with the challenge […]

Snakes can’t jump

Snakes can’t jump – why voting Labour in the next election won’t make any difference “Lemmings, left!” ~ heard from the back of the pack as they hurtled towards the cliff. Across the industrialised or […]

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 […]

Dependency & Tax

There is a direct link between dependency ratios and tax rates, and this limits the extent to which a mature human society can be capitalist or commercially-dominant. First of all, let’s assume that the total […]

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 […]

Perfectly understandable

We don’t pay for everything today, we can’t pay for everything today, and it was never true that we would be able to pay for everything. We were slightly distracted on our journey from pre-revolution […]