Crisis of Living Cost

It’s not unreasonable to define the crisis we are in as a ‘cost of living crisis’. It costs too much to live an ordinary life: it costs too much money, it costs too much freedom, and it costs too much planet. One solution to something costing too much is to earn more to cover those costs.... Continue Reading →

BOTH

The survival of BOTH - both our social group and our individual uniqueness are part of the same evolutionary forces that led homo sapiens to this point. We must understand that inescapable inheritance in order to fashion systems and structures for our societies that will give us the best opportunity for sustainable success. We have... Continue Reading →

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 are based on. Philippe Aghion is Robert C. Waggoner professor of economics at Harvard University: The political imperative is that... Continue Reading →

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 social security is to provide unconditional support as the expression of solidarity, thereby maximising the output and the quality of our... Continue Reading →

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 peaceful, modern society within the confines of a low growth economy and within a sustainable... Continue Reading →

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 to do nothing, in a society were simply existing is expensive, financially and environmentally. Socially... Continue Reading →

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 below presents the factors contributing to the challenge, see below for detailed explanations. What this... Continue Reading →

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