Marriage and the job guarantee

There is a clear connection between income insecurity and marriage. More specifically, the lack of it. In an era where fewer people are marrying, full employment policies and the job guarantee is the best way to strengthen family financial stability, says Economist Professor Bill Black. A job guarantee program would also allow for the closure of one of the great perception gulfs between progressives and conservatives. 

The insidious nature of power

Our problems will not be solved by the victory of one party over another, or of one ‘ism’ over another. Changing lawmakers from ‘conservatives’ to ‘liberals’ or ‘liberals’ to ‘socialists’, without reforming how the laws are made is like asking the orchestra to play a happy tune whilst the ship goes down, writes Mark GB. Our problems arise from the centralisation of power and money in the hands of unaccountable vested interests. We need fundamental reform of the political and monetary system itself.

Who’s Really In Charge Of The Barely United Kingdom Right Now?

With British Parliament on summer holidays, historian, comedian and author Jem Roberts examines the strange days of the Arguably United Kingdom.  It seems a fair enough question to ask – who’s actually in charge these days? Can we just play arcade games until somebody is? And has the country finally turned a corner?

The Great Student Loan Disappearing Trick: Fake News About Fake Loans

UK student loans are administered by a wholly government-owned private company that is technically insolvent and cannot guarantee or compel repayment. Yet Jeremy Corbyn is now back-pedalling over Labour’s promise to abolish university tuition fees, when it could abolish student loans, past, present and future, with a phone call and a pen.