Posts tagged with: Social contract

What if We Shrug?

There are many arguments for taxing the extremely wealthy more. Perhaps the simplest is that while most normal people pay tax of up to 40% on their income (or more), […]

Operation Save Little Dog

  When it was clear Johnson was on the way out, his allies launched Operation Save Big Dog. This article explores what we might call Operation Save Little Dog – […]

Re-wiring for Progress

Last week we quoted an article in the FT  by Martin Wolf in which he commented on the role of the Treasury in strangling initiatives for growth. Martin promised to […]

What the Extreme-Right May be Planning

The wealthy market fundamentalists who fund the right-wing think tanks have different objectives from the UK population as a whole. These think tanks propose such policies as abolishing the NHS, […]

Reasons Not to Tax the Wealthy?

  We have written extensively about the extent and consequences of wealth inequality. For example this article, Why We Can’t Afford to Ignore Wealth Inequality, explained that wealth inequality is […]

Golden Delusions

So many commentators talk about the UK’s public debt as if we were still operating a gold standard economy (and claim that debt is at unprecedented and dangerous levels) that […]

What Matters in 2024?

The UK faces huge challenges on many fronts. For 2024, we are prioritising three in particular: Voters’ #1 concern – reversing the process of mass impoverishment, which has worsened in […]

Two Perspectives on 2023

2023 was a tough year for the people of the UK. The combined effects of Austerity, Brexit and a severe mis-handling of the COVID crisis have left the country in […]

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