What is really going on in the post-industrial towns, villages and cities?
Inequality is not only bad for us - bad for our mental health and bad for society - it is also really wasteful.
Community care is not acceptable if it means creating care ghettos rather than enabling full citizenship.
What is socialism really all about? It needs to be reimagined if it is going to connect with our real challenges and what people actually care about.
Why we are launching Citizen Network as a global community for people and organisations who want to create a world where everyone matters.
Can we reconcile the functions and systems inherent in the welfare state with our desire for richer community lives and greater citizenship?
Honesty in politics is hard and the price paid by politicians who are willing to be honest is often brutal.
Politicians of the Left need to make Justice loveable.
Within the ideals of neoliberalism lurks a greater evil - meritocratic elitism.
We cannot expect to see the changes we want to just emerge, naturally. We need to be willing to act differently.
The idea of super leaders who will come in and get things organised is very attractive, especially when we are in the middle of a crisis. However sometimes we are just kidding ourselves about their potential value.
We have a fear of leadership that is rooted in our own unwillingness to act.
Good ideas can often come unstuck. The complex RAS (Resource Allocation System) was one such idea.
Faith in materialism is peculiarly resistant to argument or evidence.