This is an interesting article from David Graeber in which he suggests that much of the “work” we do has no tangible benefit apart from making us feel that we’re part of the workforce. He maybe overstates the case a bit but who hasn’t spent time at work doing stuff that’s utterly pointless? Another good…

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…

Good article from Tom Streithorst in which he argues that the problem we now have is a lack of consumption due to a lack of money. He suggests this is because our industry has become very good at producing stuff with very little labour, which means money isn’t being distributed widely enough to allow people…

I Love Zero Hours Contracts

I have been self-employed for the best part of 30 years. If I’m not doing something that a client has agreed to be invoiced for, then I don’t get paid. That’s a whole working life on zero hours contracts, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I can pick and choose who I work…