Category: politics

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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¬†that LIFE’s policies […]

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.

Conditional Cash Corrupts Us All

Why cash has (almost) no place in a social security system. Unconditional love is the ultimate expression of our humanity for a reason, because it is the basis of our successful evolution. The purpose of […]

What does it mean to be a “green progressive”?

Too often those of us that consider ourselves to be part of the progressive movement, are too easily satisfied by feeling good. Feeling good is part being right, meaning that we feel we are speaking […]

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 […]

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 […]

The emperors have no clothes!

Why start the LIFE party? Does the UK need a new political party? YES! ¬†We all know about the problems we face, and their magnitude: we are living beyond our means, barely getting by as […]