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Imperial College Presentation on The World post-COVID

This is a transcript of the presentation Mark E Thomas gave to the Imperial College MBA students and Alumni on Thursday 8 October 2020.  We hope to have a video available on our YouTube channel soon.   Good afternoon everybody. Since we are on Zoom today, we decided to split the session into two parts, […]

Is Sunak the new Mellon?

In a speech to the House last week, Rishi Sunak explained his thinking on how to protect businesses, jobs and the economy as a whole: “Our economy is now likely to undergo a more permanent adjustment. [Because of COVID] The sources of our economic growth and the kinds of jobs we create, will adapt and […]

Saving Democracy

Democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time – Winston Churchill The UK, of course, is a democracy, but it is not guaranteed to remain a functioning democracy especially if the the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill passes: our democratic system contains checks […]

Money for Nothing?

This post has now been updated (29/10/2020). Even though the total value now exceeds £1 billion, it still does not give the complete picture. The Good Law Project recently identified a number of ‘curious’ procurement transactions involving large amounts of taxpayers’ money being transferred to businesses with no apparently relevant qualifications for providing personal protective […]

Where Do the British Get Their Information?

This is a difficult time for any Government. They have all been hit by COVID-19 and have had to work out a complex response, not only protecting the lives of their citizens but also avoiding lasting economic damage. It would be natural to expect that perceptions of each government – and therefore voting intentions – […]

Three Myths of Meritocracy

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines merit as follows: Merit (noun) 1a: a praiseworthy quality : VIRTUE But originality, as it is one of the highest, is also one of the rarest, of merits. — Edgar Allan Poe b: character or conduct deserving reward, honor, or esteem also : ACHIEVEMENT … he composed a number of works […]

The World post-COVID

This is an approximate transcript of the presentation Mark E Thomas gave to the H3 book club on 4 August 2020. You can now view the video here.   Thank you, Emma. Good afternoon everybody. As Emma said, we decided to split the session into three parts, each with a bit of me talking and […]

Why Decoupling is Central to Tackling the Climate Emergency

‘Decoupling’ means finding ways to grow the economy without damaging the environment (decoupling the growth from the damage). In this article we explain why, despite some recent arguments to the contrary, decoupling is possible; and, even more importantly, it is critical to the success of any attempt to tackle climate change. A recent paper on […]

BBC Hereford & Worcester Interview

The BBC’s Kate Justice did an excellent Interview with Mark E Thomas. Listen here, and as Kate says, please do sign-up  and join the 99% Organisation. And you can read more about the Herefordshire 2030 project here.

From Russia With Love

After long delays and a surprising twist in the appointment of the Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (the ISC), the Russia Report has finally been published. Unsurprisingly, it has been redacted – and quite cleverly. Instead of the conventional black rectangles, the redactions are marked with a trio of asterisks ***. […]

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