Tally Ho Ginger! I'm going in. Never let it be said I don't do requests, so I'll start off gently with some nice Beatles lyrics. Doing the garden, digging the weeds Who could ask for more? Will you still need me, will you still feed me When I'm sixty-four? Owing to government intervention this has … Continue reading WASPI & Pensions: Where Angels Fear To Tread.
Golly, that's thinking out of the box. "Private ownership should generally be preferred to public ownership when the incentives to innovate and to contain costs must be strong. In essence, this is the case for capitalism over socialism, explaining the dynamic vitality' of free enterprise". So says Andrei Shleifer in his his 1998 paper for … Continue reading The Uber Effeciency Of The Private Sector
Excuse me, which way is out? On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim I had to stop for the night There she stood in … Continue reading Welcome To The Brexit California
By Ecky Thump lass, where's me black puddin' and ferret? The above picture is one of typical northerners demonstrating their love and gratitude for those in the South East and London but especially those in the City whose munificence has enabled northerners to breed ferrets and afford luxuries like black pudding and tripe. Yesterdays blog … Continue reading The London Vampire: Afterthoughts
Ah-ooooo vampire of London, ah-oooooo... What better time to discuss the Northern PowerHouse project now that parliament has entered summer recess and nothing can be done except to fume and fulminate? So what is the NP? The government says "Building a Northern Powerhouse is about boosting the local economy by investing in skills, innovation, transport … Continue reading The London Vampire Strikes Again
As they say, follow the money. The alternative title to this article could be why this blog is called Progressive Momentum or ProMo for short, see what I did there, pretty snazzy eh? Or not as the case may be, I digress. Today I'd like to look at how perfectly good ideas can be used … Continue reading Baking Serfdom Into The System Or…
Crikey, that's such a good tagline I'd like it for my blog. The go to man for all things on Universal Basic Income (UBI) is Scott Santens, who has decided to see what life is like if all his immediate needs are taken care of by a self funded Basic Income. Scott defines Basic Income … Continue reading Universal Basic Income Vs Basic Income
Does exactly what it says on the tin. So what is the Job Guarantee? I believe the phrase was invented by the Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) economist Bill Mitchell. he reasoned that if the state could support a buffer stock of unemployment, as happens now, the state could also provide a buffer stock of employment. … Continue reading Why I Support The Job Guarantee
Sounds fine to me, does it do what it says on the tin? I think this is a question that isn't asked often enough, maybe there is an alternative to Social Democracy, after all that's the strapline to my blog. I don't see there is any problem in exploring the question to see where it … Continue reading Neo-Liberalism: What Has It done For Us?
More to the point, it's the only offer you're going to get Just before I continue the second part of this blog I'd like it clear that Simon Duffy works for the Centre for Welfare Reform and is an expert on the way the most vulnerable people in our society are treated. These ideas did … Continue reading Gangster Economics Pt 2