Reclaiming the debate on poverty

In reading articles about economic poverty I am struck by the fact that most discussion focuses on the ways that spending power and material choice are limited for people with low incomes. In this paper I want to focus on the effects of poverty on the individual. I have not approached this as an academic… Read more

Building Bridges

Let’s just dive right in and state the obvious. We’re living in a very angry, polarised, post-truth society which has most of us shaking our heads in bewilderment on a daily basis. We are barely coping with both the speed and the direction of the changes that have been thrust upon us. The institutions and… Read more

The right to work: undermined by technological advancements?

“I read the news today oh boy, about a lucky man who made the grade…” which recently tends to be a dot.com entrepreneur who has made billions from a tech start-up employing a handful of people. These success stories are usually accompanied by reports of a company downsizing, rationalizing, restructuring, consolidating, streamlining or one of… Read more

Why are there so few Credit Unions in Britain?

Credit Unions are non profit organisations run by members for members, which are part of the co-operative movement and run for mutual benefit. They are very much to be encouraged and indeed their promotion is certainly part of the Progressive Pulse vision. However British credit unions have strikingly failed to become widely established despite strong… Read more