Posts tagged with: market capitalism

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Silver Blaze is one of Conan-Doyle’s best-loved stories: Sherlock Holmes has to solve a killing and find a missing race-horse – and of course he does both. At one point […]

“We Can’t Afford It” – Is that True?

  Our government claims to want strong public services, but refuses to fund them adequately on the grounds that to do so would be “financially irresponsible.” Most of the media […]

Safe in Their Hands!?

After 13 years in power, the Conservatives want us to believe that the UK is safe in their hands. This article explains how, given a just a few more years, […]

How Sunak Can Cling to Power

One of our members with contacts close to the government has passed us this copy of a memorandum from Jon Swift II to Rishi Sunak. As the copy is of […]

What Was the Alternative?

Since 2010, the UK economy has been shaped by three critical government decisions: Austerity, Brexit and COVID. We have previously argued that the government mishandled all three (see Austerity, Brexit, […]

An Unwelcome Certainty in an Uncertain World

As Niels Bohr remarked, “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.” And that general remark is particularly true about politics where decisions are taken on the basis of complex […]

Back to the 1970s

In recent years, many people have come to feel that the economy is just not working for them. In fact, median wages are lower today than they were in 2007 […]

The Real Battle for Control of the UK

The battle in the UK is not the traditional competition between parties, but a much more dangerous struggle between a small number of billionaires and the bulk of the UK […]

Why Sunak Fails

Every spring, the Chancellor produces a mini-budget, the Spring Statement. This one faces a few challenges: for the last 12 years, most people in the UK have been getting poorer […]

When the 99% Become the Downwardly Mobile

  You may feel life is getting less and less affordable – as many people do. But the government claims that the UK has a strongly growing economy and that […]

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