Liz Truss & her disastrous ‘Growth’ experiment

In her speech to the Conservative Party Conference, Liz Truss told her audience “I have three priorities for our economy: growth, growth and growth.” In fact she thinks it is such a high priority “growth” got 30 mentions, often in the context of the “anti-growth coalition”, which she conjured up as her enemy. The details…

Truss at the Wrong Time TRUSS AT THE WRONG TIME In her speech to the Conservative Party Conference, Liz Truss told her audience “I have three priorities for our economy: growth, growth and growth.” In fact she thinks it is such a high priority “growth” got 30 mentions, often in the context of the “anti-growth…

Whatever happened to the libertarian left?

I used to call myself a “libertarian socialist”. Now I find hardly anybody does. What did it mean and what is the meaning of its disappearance? The main reason for saying “libertarian socialist” was summed up very well by the anarchist Bakunin: “We are convinced that liberty without socialism is privilege, injustice; and that socialism…

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Economics versus Biodiversity?

‘The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review’ (just published!) The Government has just published the final report from the Dasgupta Review of the economics of biodiversity. If its proposals are ever implemented, they would make a very big impact on the prospects for our planet. However there are serious reasons for believing this is not…