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Doughnuts for Peace

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. John F. Kennedy In the introduction to the book 99%, I briefly explained how analysing the causes of the […]

What if they Keep their Promises?

This post was written before the Tory manifesto was published. As that manifesto differed so radically from what was expected, I have decided to leave this one for comparison purposes […]

Time to Celebrate?

The latest figures on earnings have been seized on by the government as evidence that the economy is working well again. On the same day, we saw figures showing ever-growing […]

What Else We Should Remember

Since the end of the First World War, Remembrance Day has been an occasion to commemorate the members of the Armed Forces who have lost their lives. Initially, it was […]

Beyond Money Transcript

This is an approximate transcript of my presentation at the Beyond Money Breakfast Briefing on 29th October, 2019. You can also see this on video: click here. What I’m about […]

My Kingdom for a Fact

It is obvious that sound policies must be based on facts. As Greta Thunberg repeatedly points out, you cannot formulate policy on climate change unless you “listen to the scientists.” […]

Chile Today – the UK Tomorrow?

For the last week, Chile has been engulfed in protests. If some of the protests themselves have been violent, the response from the authorities has been far more so. As […]

Five Actions to Save the Post-War Social Contract

The post-war contract was based on people; the market fundamentalist contract is based on markets. Most importantly it represents a radically different view of justice; one which most people would […]

How Hercules Slew the Hydra

The post-war social contract was extremely good news for the vast bulk of the population, but it was not good news for wealthy market fundamentalists. The popularity of the post-war […]

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