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Hunger, Homelessness and Death

The UK’s Office for National Statistics recently announced another record rise in deaths from homelessness. In the context of this post, you should take the word ‘homeless’ literally to mean […]

How Tax Rates have Driven Mass Impoverishment

A very impressive animation in the New York Times shows how US tax rates have changed since the 1950s. What used to be a very progressive system has become one […]

Protect Your Future

This is a transcript of my Presentation on 25th September 2019 at the Hereford Big Green Conversation. Thank you, Diana. And thank you all for highlighting these important issues. Before […]

How Does Austerity Stack-up?

The British Medical Journal estimates that Austerity has so far cost 120,000 lives. How does this compare with other famous killers in the UK? Note that the scale below is […]

Crisis? What Crisis?

The Government claims that there is no crisis in the NHS: it is spending more money on the NHS than ever before. And in cash terms this is true. True, […]

What would it Take to have Decent Housing?

An estimated 8.4 million people in England are living in an unaffordable, insecure or unsuitable home, according to a recent report by the National Housing Federation (NHF). That is one […]

Who Still Believes in Austerity?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has declared that the era of austerity is over. And voters no longer believe in it. But what about the experts? Most economists never did […]

Shall we be Happy and Prosperous?

If you were running a country for the benefit of its citizens, you would want to see them growing happier and more prosperous year by year. If you were looking […]

How to Fix Capitalism

Even The Economist, that bastion of free markets acknowledges that today’s capitalism has problems. But opinions differ widely on the nature of the solution to those problems: some think that […]

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