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Showing posts from November, 2020

We need to talk about financial services...

Buying British is an uphill struggle. Is the City's vaulted financial services industry to blame?

Cutting the aid budget won't help anyone in Great Britain

The government’s decision to cut the overseas aid budget by about £4 billion has been portrayed as “red meat” to its electoral base, which is presumed to want to put “Britain first”.

Moving the chairs on the Titanic

  As Chancellor Rishi Sunak moved the chairs around on the slowly sinking deck of the UK economy on Wednesday , one thing we can say for certain is that the well-off, and particularly the super-well-off, will come out of the economic downturn very much better off than everybody else.

How economic stress is feeding political division

The deepening divides in both US and UK politics are fuelled not by inequality but by the economic stress to which everyone is vulnerable. To reduce that stress we need to change the system that is creating it. 

Money talks, but loneliness is silent.

How lockdown could help shape a new economy based on the things that people really care about.