Tag: Policy

Tax Reform Is Starting To Look A Lot Like Healthcare

After campaigning for seven years on the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, the GOP arrived in Congress at the beginning of the year with control of all three branches of government and a vision to swiftly repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. However, they have since proved themselves to be almost incapable of…

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Chatter Episode 22 – Richard Barbrook On Digital Democracy and The Labour Party

Richard Barbrook was our guest on today’s show. He is about to begin some work with the Labour party on digital democracy and large-scale, crowd-sourced policy making. We chatted all about digital democracy, the Labour party, the general election, Jeremy Corbyn, Brexit, and much more! Resources https://thejist.co.uk/podcast/chatter-episode-14-bret-weinstein-evolutionary-implications-technology-modern-society/ https://twitter.com/richardbarbrook?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor http://www.imaginaryfutures.net/ https://www.opendemocracy.net/imaginary_futures_richard_barbrook https://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/directory/barbrook-richard http://news.sky.com/story/prudent-for-labour-to-war-game-for-power-says-partys-digital-guru-11054819 Music…

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Chatter Episode 17 – Sam Ancliff On The Conservative Party Conference 2017

Sam Ancliff of Activate was the guest on today’s podcast. We wanted to get Sam back on to discuss the Conservative Party Conference, the fringe events going on as well as the headline speeches, the tuitions fees freeze, the moral argument for free markets, Amber Rudd, Boris Johnson, and Theresa May’s closing speech….

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Revolution Without Revolution

We live in a broken system, that’s not to say it is beyond repair or utterly dysfunctional, but it does not work for the majority of people. We have massive wealth and income inequality here in the UK and even greater wealth and income inequality in the US. These problems have been exacerbated significantly…

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How The Conservatives Are Trying To Win Back Young Voters

The results of the 2017 election made it very clear to even the upper echelons of the Conservative Party that the youth vote was abandoning their party in droves. The Conservative vote share in the 2015 General Election amongst 18-29-year-olds was a respectable 32% to Labour’s 36%, but by 2017, that share had…

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Putting The Student Debt “Lie” In Context

Over the past week the Tories have been hammering Labour for their apparent U-turn on student debt. Whilst we are all about making sure politicians are held to account over misleading statements and rhetoric, the “outrage” over the decision seems to be coming exclusively from the media and Conservative HQ, not from Labour…

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