Could a blueprint for a self-sufficient local economy worked out by a Lancashire council struggling with poverty and austerity signpost the future for municipalities across England and Wales? An article published in CityMetric.
A fascinating paper published on the eve of the election offers insights into a rich seam of contemporary Labour thinking that informed significant aspects of For the Many, Not the Few, and that may find fuller expression in the next programme the party takes to the country.
A war is being fought over ‘variable standard energy tariffs’. Deconstructing necessarily imperfect public services and reconstructing them as artificial commercial enterprises has only made life more complicated.
When brilliant Soviet cyberneticist Viktor Glushkov designed a blueprint for a computerised planning system, the Soviet Union looked on track to become web pioneers. In the end, however, there was to be no digital network.