The World Post-COVID

This is a transcript of a presentation given by Mark E Thomas to the BMW Responsible Leaders Forum on July 1, 2020. If you prefer, you can watch the video here. As Tom said, tonight’s presentation is divided into three parts, and the first part is looking at what kind of a world we might […]

Herefordshire 2030

Thursday, 16 July 2020 saw the launch of the Herefordshire 2030 project. The event was chaired by Herefordshire Councillor, Diana Toynbee, and the speakers were Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA and Mark E Thomas of the 99% organisation. The event was recorded, and here is a link to the video. Meanwhile, here is […]

TalkRADIO Interviews

Here is Mark’s second interview with TalkRADIO – here he talks with Darryl Morris. The first interview, with Paul Ross, is here.

The 99% Documentary

We can now let you see the long-awaited documentary by the Screenspace team. Click here to see it on YouTube. If this matters to you, please do sign-up  and join the 99% Organisation.

Is Market Fundamentalism Immune to COVD-19?

In 2016, I shared an early draft of the book 99% with a friend. When he read Chapter 4, which deals with the philosophy of market fundamentalism, he commented, “nobody serious thinks like this.” And at the time, that was a plausible reading of UK politics. When she became Prime Minister, Theresa May’s first speech […]

What Is the Government’s Coronavirus Strategy?

As we wrote on March 15, although there are many variants, there are only four basic strategies for handling the coronavirus. The four generic strategies are: the laissez-faire strategy – let the virus take its course without interrupting normal economic activity in the hope of building herd immunity quickly and doing minimum damage to the […]

Inflation Hysteria

This is a companion article to Debt Hysteria. You may also find that one useful. Governments around the world have increased their spending in the wake of the coronavirus. Their tax revenues have also declined sharply. As a result their borrowing has gone up – and some of that has been enabled by Quantitative Easing, […]

Debt Hysteria

Tackling the coronavirus has caused many countries, including the UK, to institute a lockdown. That lockdown has had a profound effect on the economy and as a result the UK government has both spent more and received less in taxation than it had expected. Of course, this has resulted in a significant increase in government […]

What Sort of World Shall We Build After the Virus?

Below is a transcript of the presentation Mark E Thomas gave on Wednesday, 20 May 2020. There is also a video recording of the event in three parts. You can view the First part of the presentation here. You can view the Second part of the presentation here. You can view the Third part of […]

What Sort Of World Should We Build Afterwards?

A Virtual Event on Wednesday 20 May 2020, From 7:30pm with Mark E Thomas   You can now see the transcript and videos of this event here.   The coronavirus has changed everything. And of course, there is still a lot of uncertainty about how it will end. But it has also shown us – […]