Category Archives: politics

The Tory’s Awful Honeymoon

As our social fabric wears out we are still waiting to see the full effects. Continue reading

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Discover LIFE

In the never ending quest to make the principles and ideas behind LIFE accessible to a wider audience we have produced an new iBook called “Discover LIFE”. Understanding who we are requires that we can reach beyond our personal perception … Continue reading

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Helicopter money !?

Martin Wolf provides the most succinct description yet of the current economic malaise: Helicopter drops might not be far away. As described, the situation is the result of a two decade march to remove safety from our societies, asking individuals … Continue reading

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Citizen Income: a dead end

The analysis that we need to increase social safety is correct. The conclusion that the way to do that is by distributing cash is erroneous. Continue reading

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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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The Heart needs its Soul

Broad specialisation held together in large cohesive groups, the mind and the heart, the right and the left, these are the soul of our species. 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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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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Making Progressive Politics Work

In an excellent collection of essays the Policy Network has collected together for their “Making Progressive Politics Work” publication, we found the following comments by various authors in support for the fundamental principles┬áthat LIFE’s policies are based on.

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First new economic model in 100 years

The recognition that social safety is a parallel requirement for economic success, and the revelation that unconditional safety is both the natural expression of solidarity and the key to liberating economic performance, has unveiled a new economic model for human society that will transform the 21st Century into a new age of enlightened prosperity. Continue reading

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