Universal Basic Income: Why Not?

Here’s a video that introduces the idea of a Universal Basic Income. Many of you will be deeply suspicious of the concept. I certainly was when I first thought about it while researching my book. I was looking for solutions to the problem of how to recycle money through the productive economy, which is an…

Scottish Independence: Money And An Elephant

Here’s a video that gives a simple explanation of how money might work in an independent Scotland. Sadly the makers of the video fail to acknowledge the elephant in the room, a creature that’s going to make a mess of the carpet regardless of which of the three options we choose. All three choices in the video…

Take a few minutes to listen to Bruce Davis telling us about how to take control of our spare money. Don’t “save”, invest. You might not want to invest in the same stuff that he does but it shows us that things can change, are changing, in the money world.

The Problem Is Bigger Than The Bedroom Tax

Here’s an excellent article from Gerry Hassan in which he takes our politicians and media to task for failing to address the real problems in our society. He argues that the debate on the UK government’s welfare reforms is so narrow and shallow that it completely misses the point: we have a chronic poverty/hardship/welfare/finance problem…

Interesting article by Gerry Hassan suggesting that the tedious binary bickering of SNP yes and establishment Labour is now being challenged by a wave of independent thinking on where we might go with an independent Scotland. He calls it “a third Scotland”, people who are interested in independence in order to change the way that…

A good article here from Jonathan Portes at The New Statesman about the effect of the UK government’s austerity programme on economic growth, which supports my contention that George Osborne is either an idiot or a liar.