Putting yourself on the right side of history: helping to end mass impoverishment
How do I stack up?
In course of preparation.
We are aiming to make available:
- League table of Governments — scoring them by how well they tackle mass impoverishment
- League table of Legislators — scoring them by whether they perpetuate mass impoverishment or help end it
- League table of Companies — scoring them by whether they externalise their costs to the rest of society: polluting the environment, paying below a living wage, avoiding tax, etc.
Politicians have little difficulty identifying policies to end mass impoverishment — though of course working out the details is a complex task. The 2017 Conservative Party manifesto, for example, promised: to ensure that workers had a seat on the Board or to set up Workers’ Councils; to invest in Critical National Infrastructure, Research and Development and Housing; to set up a Sovereign Wealth Fund; and to impose strict controls on executive pay. The problem is in following through.
Below you will find some materials that you may find helpful in policy formulation.