As our social fabric wears out we are still waiting to see the full effects.
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.
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 far for most of us? There is something that humans before the "economic era" knew... Continue Reading →
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 what the "yield curve" is. The "yield curve" is a line drawn on a graph... Continue Reading →
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 peaceful, modern society within the confines of a low growth economy and within a sustainable... Continue Reading →
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 to choose a proper solution at the next general election, and that is why we... Continue Reading →
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 to do nothing, in a society were simply existing is expensive, financially and environmentally. Socially... Continue Reading →
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 below presents the factors contributing to the challenge, see below for detailed explanations. What this... Continue Reading →
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 our reality was defined by the 3 revolutions (industrial, technological and information). We are still... Continue Reading →