The End of Sustainable Development?

I’ve always been fascinated by the political process.

This is how it seems to work. Someone with no particular qualifications joins a political party and works enthusiastically at making friends by campaigning in no hope seats. Gets selected for safe seat and enters Government. Their grasp of economics is usually somewhere below schoolboy level. Continue reading

Economically Targeted Investment

It looks like ideas move fast with this government. The Conservative Party conference, just a month ago, was a really stimulating experience. The transformation over 12 months was probably most evidenced by the ResPublica phenomenon. Coming from almost nowhere last year, Philip Blond’s (pictured) think-tank is now one of the most innovative and is central to the Big Society and localism policies pouring out of Government. Continue reading

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