Here’s another good article from Rick at Flip Chart Fairy Tales about the spending cuts being proposed by the UK government in order to eliminate the deficit. He questions the feasibility of the scale of the cuts. Many of us also question the idea that any cuts are necessary, and what mechanism will replace the cyclical flows of money through the economy that will be lost as a result of the cuts. The government’s proposals amount to a reduction in the quality of life and suppression of an already anaemic economy. With a general election only a few months away one wonders why the opposition parties aren’t grasping the opportunity to promote policies that would allow us to fund better public services and stimulate the wider economy without the burden of debt. Monetary reform, negative interest, universal basic income: just three ideas that could do the job. There are plenty more out there for anyone who’s willing to go and look. We don’t have to struggle along within the constraints of the current system. We can change it. All we need is some political leadership. Hello? Is there anybody out there?