Category: economics

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 […]

Intro

If we provide each other with the basic necessities of LIFE, free of charge and without means testing, we will remake our economy and come into balance with our environment.

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 […]

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 […]

Math problems for the status quo

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) released a report today on the state of the world economy and national budgets. It makes for pretty dire reading – especially if you think we are already suffering […]

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 […]

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 […]