Tag Archives: John Maynard Keynes

The Road to Utopia

Did you know that Richard Nixon almost introduced a basic income policy in 1969? In what he described as ‘the most significant piece of social legislation in our nation’s history,’ Nixon proposed guaranteeing all US citizens a modest amount of … Continue reading

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Euroscepticism: a brief history

This piece first appeared at The Staggers on 9 March 2016. As homework for Mr Cameron’s Brexit referendum, I’ve been reading about the history of Britain’s relationship with the EU (and its predecessors the EC, EEC and ECSC – don’t … Continue reading

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The case for a new Third Way

I’m a pro-capitalist social democrat. No, it’s not an oxymoron. It means roughly this: Philosophically, sure, I have qualms about a system that privileges the accumulation of private financial wealth about all other ends in life. But practically, I see … Continue reading

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