“Endurance is patience concentrated.”
We are all adjusting to a new way of being, as the virus emergency closes in on us. While the obvious signs of no aircraft, empty roads and supermarket rationing are clear for all to see, it’s not hard to notice how business and entertainment is also retrenching. Even the BBC is relying more on repeats as live programme production is becoming more difficult.
The news is so full of the virus emergency that it’s almost as if nothing else exists. Donald Trump is clearly desperately impatient to break free of its grip but it’s more likely that, in the period leading up to the presidential election this autumn, the virus will have the upper hand. As we forecast on 2nd March, there may be a harsh economic upside alongside a human tragedy for the United States – but, if there is, Mr Trump is unlikely to be in Washington to witness it.
The game changer for the United Kingdom was the Imperial College team warning of the danger of going for ‘herd immunity’ too quickly. So please READ ON .. as this week we indulge in a little time travel to imagine what the world might look like in a couple of years from now.
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Please listen here to UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak's first Budget Speech in full, as he tackles the challenges of the economic impact of coronavirus, post-Brexit stimulus and the need to 'level-up' across the United Kingdom.
We're still waiting, however, for signs of that major move towards a more egalitarian form of capitalism ..
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Welcome to Gavin Oldham's full presentation describing his vision for egalitarian capitalism.
The main set of proposals are as follows:
Egalitarian Capitalism is an alternative to socialism which, while fostering and encouraging enterprise for all, acts to involve and empower people right across society and especially the young.