The Liberal Democrats are a shambles, widely reviled for betraying people’s trust on tuition fees and led by an old man with no charisma. Yet they are topping the opinion polls. How come? The proximate reason is parochially British: they are unambiguously against Brexit and have refused to compromise on their position. The underlying reason, […]
What is the radical centre? Isn’t it just a re-hash of the Third Way, of Blair, Major and Cameron? With hindsight, New Labour was far preferable to the current manifestations of the Labour Party; and – for all their flaws – Major and the coalition were the least bad governments we have had in my […]
In this book, Radix co-Founder and Trustee Nick Silver explores how we might be able to make the financial system work for the economy, people and the planet. “Nick Silver challenges us to dig beneath the surface of finance and explore the fundamental changes we need to make if we’re ever to answer the question, […]
Quantitative Easing has enriched the wealthy at the expense of the poor. What does this mean for Central Bank independence and political accountability?
Article Two of the UN Convention on Genocide, in December 1948, defined genocide as “any of the following acts committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: Killing members of the group Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group […]
There has been a lot of hand wringing about Trump giving up the USA’s leading role guaranteeing the global world order and abandoning the rules-based system which it created. Yet, even a superficial look at post-war history reveals that a lot of our current global security concerns were caused by the short-sighted foreign policy of […]
A few years ago, on a trip to Kenya, I chatted to some locals about why they wanted to come to the UK. These were all young, fit, intelligent, healthy people, and unsurprisingly they wanted to come to the UK to get a job. The average wage in Kenya is about £700 per annum compare […]
Donald Trump recently announced $60 billion tariffs on Chinese imports, following on from the previous week’s announcement of steel and aluminium tariffs. The Financial Times have predicted that this will lead to an (unwinnable) trade war with China. If this does indeed come to pass, this will have a dramatic impact on global greenhouse gas […]