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Nadhim and Ram – two tales about fairness

Nadhim Zahawi’s dismissal from the government represents a dismal ending to a great story  of an exile made good. His...

Which company do you most admire?

‘Which company do you most admire?’ I like to ask this question if I am at a dinner party and...

Labour and the 21st Century Economy – a 12 point plan for building better capitalism

When I was 11 years old my grandmother gave me a book token for Christmas and I spent it on...

What does respect for employees mean in the age of the algorithm?

'There’s an algorithm here, tracking a human worker. Do you not see this as a problem?’ Darren Jones, MP, chair...

What if the chancellor were an anthropist?

The 2025 Autumn Statement - a Naïve Proposal  Madam Speaker Today I wish to present the House with an entirely...

One day of Anthropy

‘A great garden is a symphony’ Thus spoke Tim Smit yesterday as – for the first time – The Eden...

Harvest Economics – sentimental throwback or idea whose time has come?

Recently, Kate Raworth the creator of Doughnut Economics, asked her twitter followers how she might better describe the flaws in...

What do we mean by growth and why do we want it?

My answer to Kate Raworth’s Question   Last  week I woke early with a strange dream still vivid in my...

Education should broaden minds. Too often we are doing the opposite.

Learn how to see. Realise that everything connects to everything else’ - Leonardo da Vinci. ‘Why do politicians fail so...

The Chancellor’s growth plan: a 20th century response to 21st Century challenges

On Friday 23 September the Chancellor of the Exchequer made his ‘Growth Plan’ speech. While the news has been full...