BoM December 2017

Our December Book of the Month is Cash not Care: the planned demolition of the UK welfare state. The author, Mo Stewart, is a former healthcare professional, a disabled female veteran, and an independent researcher. This book is the culmination of six years of self-funded research and the evidence exposes the influence since the early… Read more

Industrial Strategy White Paper

Overview The “Industrial Strategy” mixes strategy with tactics, with the latter overwhelming any sense of strategy. There should have been two documents: A strategy document: max 10 pages which would have identified What’s wrong (there must be something wrong otherwise why bother with an Industrial Strategy after 50-odd years) why is it wrong – from… Read more

Using Local Currency for Reform – Radical or Reckless?

It seems clear that Manchester is not going to be reimbursed by central government for the full cost of the Manchester arena terrorism attack by central government presumably because central government ‘does not have enough money’ – although it prints it. Perhaps a local currency could provide a little help. Local currencies seem to be… Read more

Housing horrors

In France the government has decreed that many more ‘HLM’s (Habitations à Loyer Modéré or Homes at Moderate Rent) must be sold. But, although HLM are the equivalent to our council housing, there is no subsidy for the tenant – only first refusal on the purchase. Unsurprisingly the homes (almost invariably flats) are proving difficult… Read more