I thought that the Tax Research idea of a National Wealth Service was inspired. I commented and said exactly that.
A ‘National Wealth Service’ sums up both how we pay for it and where it comes from. (I was inspired enough to suggest that the ‘National Wealth Service’ might even be the slogan for the next election…)
The ‘National Wealth Service’ is the epitome and the very essence of what, in fact, government is for.
Why else do we band together?
Only I suggest, surely, for our greater good – and not to engender a cunning Conservative and individualist plan to exploit each other?
What, in fact, is democratic government for?
If not, fundamentally, in order to achieve a National Wealth Service?
The Conservative argument has been to suggest that there is no wealth without work – however precarious. But I fear that this is in order to shut down the parallel argument of how wealth is distributed.
I’d submit that the National Wealth Service is fundamental to Democracy.
If it isn’t then it is entirely possible that Chinese capitalism is rather better.
Which surely suggests that knowing where money comes from is rather fundamental to democracy in general and Western Democracy in particular.
Otherwise Chinese capitalism will surely be us.