Something else we seem to be world beating at..

Or at least beating the rest of Europe at… According to the 2020 release of the annual Good Childhood Report from the Children’s Society, children in Romania enjoyed the highest levels of life satisfaction, with 85% feeling positive, Finland was next with 84% and Spain and France were respectively 82% and 80% . The UK… Read more

Bus companies might end up teaching us something…

I am conscious that the live performing arts sector, which is a great export earner for Britain, has, with social distancing, a major difficulty in trying to survive, and that is a sadness for all of us. Government help will certainly be needed before live performances finally become possible. But of course that is not… Read more

Spanish UBI may well be forthcoming

The Spanish (Socialist coalition) government is looking to roll out a Universal Basic Income (UBI) it seems. Although the British Prime Minister may be in intensive care, importantly, so too are the lives and livelihoods of many of the rest of the British. Radical measures are needed. So it seems entirely logical that the Spanish… Read more

Wealth always trickles up – it’s all in the maths

I bumped into a very interesting article in the ‘Scientific American’ – which I confess is not my usual bed-time reading and whose maths I find sometimes fairly challenging…. But nonetheless, by using ‘agent-based models’ (indeed they could even be called free agents) a team were able to replicate equal exchanges within an economy and… Read more