Category Archives: problems

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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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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Promises

Hominoids only emerged from the Savannah to cover the world after they adopted promises as the basis of their societies. In a material world, where money is used as a replacement, is rediscovering the importance of promises a leap too … Continue reading

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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 going to have to understand … Continue reading

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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 of how to run a … Continue reading

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Common sense for Proper Change

It may not feel like it right now, but we are in desperate straits, and in need of radical change if we are to maintain the society that we have built over the last 300 years. Britons deserve the right … Continue reading

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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 are paying millions of people … Continue reading

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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 Affordable Social Democracy. The chart … Continue reading

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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 to post-revolution into thinking that … Continue reading

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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 we can do a better … Continue reading

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