Interesting, informative and funny items.
The momentum in favour of universal basic income is gathering. John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, recently announced the Labour Party was establishing a working group to investigate UBI. Round about the same time, at our SSM/MMU event on Universal Basic Income, featuring Karl Widerquist, we asked people who came three things:why they
When you mention the housing crisis, people tend to think of London and of campaign groups like Focus E15.There is good reason for this – the capital has experienced the worst excesses of the housing crisis, and the pushback there has been among the most dynamic in the country. Yet London is not alone in
Success as building frenzy: the Manchester model Someone once told me that for Sir Howard Bernstein, the retiring Chief Executive of Manchester City Council, his measure of success was the number of cranes visible on the city’s skyline. True or not, the anecdote captures something of the official line on the development of Manchester and
By Jeff Goulding – originally published here I’d like you to picture a scene. A father and son are hunched over their beers. They’re embroiled in a sometimes heated political debate. Strangely their politics are in complete alignment. Both are socialists. They are each sick of living in a society where greed and private profit
By Bernie Kennedy: Elspeth stood up after choir practice the other night to announce it would be her birthday shortly and she would like to invite everyone to come on a walk and sing around Sefton Park in two Sunday’s time. So, I did. I made a good start on the way as a kingfisher