Tag Archives: participation

Mind the gap

Higher productivity causes unemployment which can only be alleviated by new growth. When demand is racing along in the boom years the inescapable logic of this arithmetic is disguised. When the boom comes to a shuddering halt, it’s painfully clear. … Continue reading

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The capable city

According to Dr Benjamin Barber – founder of the interdependence movement –  “nation states have never seemed as incapable of getting things done as they do now.” In a recent article in the RSA house magazine Barber argued that, historically, … Continue reading

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Going back to their roots

Here’s an example of State capture – the government’s infrastructure plans are not going ahead because the banks  won’t invest their planned share unless government underwrites the costs. Only £700m has been raised so far towards an interim target of … Continue reading

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Localism v the State

All previous blogs have been leading up to this question – can the State, in its current form – the nation state –   cope with this crisis? I think there are at least three reasons to think that it might … Continue reading

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