As our social fabric wears out we are still waiting to see the full effects.
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 of the world to see ourselves as a species. Who are humans? How did we... Continue Reading →
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 →
Across the industrialised world we face a set of problems, that are destined to be the problems of all people across the whole world. The affordability of the social-democratic State is in question, particularly in a low growth and resource constrained world. The inevitable time constraints on resolving this issue means that if it is... Continue Reading →
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 powder-kegs does not go off to shorten it further (a debt crisis in next 3... Continue Reading →
Nearly every facet of modern western civilisation is based on a simple premise: that the individual makes better decisions than a group. What if that is untrue? The entire neoliberal construct (limited government, free enterprise, and personal freedom) is predicated on the notion of the individual as ascendant to the group. The dominant feature of... Continue Reading →