Category: politics

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 […]

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.

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.

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┬áthat LIFE’s policies […]