To solve the housing crisis, we need to fix our broken land economy

This article was originally published at openDemocracy.  The UK, along with many other advanced economies, is facing a major housing affordability crisis. Average house prices are now on average nearly eight times that of incomes across England and Wales, and up to 39 times in parts of central London. A whole generation finds itself priced out of … Continue reading To solve the housing crisis, we need to fix our broken land economy

Ten years after the crash, is civil society ready to take on big finance?

This article was originally published at Civil Society Futures. The event is widely regarded as representing the beginning of the global financial crisis, as what had previously been regarded as minor turbulence in the US housing market became something far more serious. Banks stopped lending to each other and the financial system froze, sending shockwaves … Continue reading Ten years after the crash, is civil society ready to take on big finance?

Shooting for the moon: Why we need a new mission for a zero carbon future

This article was originally published at openDemocracy.  “The important thing for Government is not to do things which individuals are doing already, and to do them a little better or a little worse; but to do those things which at present are not done at all” — John Maynard Keynes On 20 July 1969 Neil … Continue reading Shooting for the moon: Why we need a new mission for a zero carbon future