Category Archives: Economics

A strange subject to write about for someone who sometimes struggles to add up. However this is economics as it applies to the social and cultural fabric of our lives together.

Let’s end the relationship with dignity


Its hard to write about Brexit in a way that looks forward to the exodus which a majority of voters supported on 23rd June and a sizable majority of MPs voted for more recently. Its perfectly clear that our departure … Continue reading

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The Rite of Passage is going wrong


At the beginning of this year Theresa May gave the annual Charity Commission lecture which she entitled ‘The Shared Society’ which was widely recognised as a way of putting to death once and for all the ‘Big Society’ of David … Continue reading

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End in sight for a mixed economy?


During the reign of the coalition Government one significant focal points was their attempt to reduce the size of the State through the creation of mutual organisations, inspired by the success of companies such as John Lewis. Whole sections were … Continue reading

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We need Ministers with experience


Its very telling that our needs as a nation as a whole are treated as insignificant by most Governments compared to the concerns of the well paid bankers and other power brokers in the city of London. This Government like … Continue reading

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A giant in the business world


It is easy to focus on the views and ideas of people we agree with and write off the ideas coming from those whose views we dislike. My blog today concerns a chap called John Elliot who according to this … Continue reading

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An argument for shared sovereignty


It is easy to feel resentful and critical when people espouse arguments which they previously denigrated and criticised as other people articulated the same points of view. However it is much more sensible to acknowledge that experience and understanding has … Continue reading

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A fair years pay?


On a number of occasions I have written here about comments by members of this Government regarding the pay packages of senior workers in charities. All too often they focus their ire on those earning sums in excess of £100,000 … Continue reading

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