That’s all very well but as a nation we just can’t afford it

Health and social care and education are now just unaffordable. There are too many old and sick people and too many people want to go to university. We can’t afford it. We have to do something different, they say. However, affordability at the level of a nation is widely misunderstood. The common metaphor for aContinue reading “That’s all very well but as a nation we just can’t afford it”

The Labour Party’s radical vision for education: the opportunity of a lifetime

The Labour Party offers a bold and radical vision for the future of education. Here, I look at the economics and consider the possiblities

The Production of Money: Ann Pettifor’s new book and its implication for school spending

As Ann Pettifor’s book was published, it was both amusing and perhaps a reflection of current times that one of the most complete and effective reviews of the Production of Money: How to Break the Power of the Bankers was in Vogue. The following are some thoughts on the economic system and some observations on Ann Pettifor’sContinue reading “The Production of Money: Ann Pettifor’s new book and its implication for school spending”