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Economy

Capitalism the Nordic way

I’m assuming if your reading this you have heard of Ikea, the global furniture company founded in Sweden. That or the music streaming service Spotify which also comes from Sweden. Sweden is also the home of Ericsson, Volvo, H&M and Securitas. You may have also heard of Norway’s sovereign wealth fund and its very high […]

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Economy

How Blockchains could change politics forever

Tweet about this article: Author disclosure statement: None of the information nor opinions expressed in this article constitutes financial advice. I have personally made financial investments in technologies I talk about here. Throughout all human history, we have kept records. Ledgers have been carved in stone, written in parchment, and stored on computers. During the last Renaissance […]

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Economy Health

Better mental health will boost the economy

Tweet about this article: This government, like many before it, and predictably many after it, have declared physical health and mental health must be seen as one. They have advocated and congratulated charity efforts to dispel misconceptions about the issues and offered menial funds that are just enough to keep the system running in its […]

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Economy

Learning from Denmark on taxes

The Nordic model is famous for three things; free markets, strong public services and high taxes. Free markets and strong public services are popular but the great public services come at the cost of higher taxes. There is, however, a choice between flat taxes or progressive taxation to raise money for these services. Flat taxation […]

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Economy

The income support schemes and unfairness

For many, the government income support schemes have been a lifeline- having provided them with a stable income during the pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns. The successes of these schemes should not be underplayed – implementing two entirely new schemes with no existing framework is an immensely difficult task and one that we managed to […]

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Economy

Response to the Treasury statement on “Expanding Furlough”

We would like to thank the Treasury and the Gaps in Support APPG for their willingness to engage with our plan today. The statement from the Treasury highlighted the important work by the government to support employees and the self-employed during this crisis. Whilst this is very positive, we would also like to work together […]