Our Institutions No Longer Serve This New Era. The Public Understand, Why Haven’t We?

Feel I should flag up a talk “Our Institutions No Longer Serve This New Era. The Public Understand, Why Haven’t We?” on last Wednesday week’s ′21st-Century Power: the state, citizens and civil society’ event in London. The Labour MP for Wigan, Lisa Nandy, was reported verbatim by the [link]’Huffington Post’ and this is well worth… Read more

Not so healthy

An interesting article on the Health Committee’s recent report suggests that privatisation is not as simple as we’re encouraged to believe by this and previous government’s. In an earlier blog I suggested that donors were unduly influencing our ‘democracy’ and here is an instance – the Tory Party has received donations, it is suggested, from… Read more

Framing the economy (continued)- Project Household

Having earlier tried to demonstrate that the economy is a construct to enable greater overall prosperity, and that money within it usually serves to derail this value, there is no avoiding the most recurring misinterpretation – that the economy works like any old household. Unless Project Airbus can be seen as a household the economy… Read more

Budgetary Sleight of Hand

This is rather a good video from Momentum. It is in the same vein as Simon Wren-Lewis’s suggestion that Conservative budgetary aims are based on deceit not ignorance:   Sam has got just one question – and if anyone can answer it, he'll vote for the @Conservatives for the rest of his life. pic.twitter.com/FJLXqQtNq8 —… Read more