The 2008 financial crisis showed clearly that free market globalised capitalism has had catastrophic consequences. Financial institutions which were meant to working for the benefit of all collapsed but, because of their privileged position and their access to those in power, the free market that they promoted was temporarily discarded in favour of massive taxpayer funded bailouts. Subsequently national deficits soared and, we are told, that we must endure many years of austerity because of this. Meanwhile the bankers returned to business as usual.
Sustainability England believes that money should be our servant and not our master. Economic growth should not be persued at the expense of happiness and a fairer economy would bring real lasting prosperity. Workers should be given meaningful democratic control of the companies in which they work and a fair share of generated profit. See video Work and workers cooperatives
Income tax allowance to be abolished in favour of a Basic Income to be paid to all citizens. If unemployed this will be in return for undertaking national service (with equal democratic rights to the private sector) in government business initiatives or social services in a workfare scheme.
Essential services, utilities, public transport, social housing, to be renationalised with working conditions tied to those in the private sector in return for a no strike agreement.
To aim for national self sufficiency in essential goods and promote via government business initiatives & workfare as above.
Where self sufficiency is not possible fairtrade to be promoted to level the playing field between national goods and cheap foreign imports but at the same time helping producers in disadvantaged countries.
Encourage the reduction of working hours via improved working terms in order to reduce unemployment and promote wellbeing
"whom does it profit?"
The story of the 2008 financial crisis
Explanation of Workers Co-operatives
Basic Income talk - Sustainability England proposes this is conditional on work - see above.
Jordan Peterson on growing inequality and its likely outcomes
2 brief videos regarding nationalisation from opposite ends of the political spectrum
The Truth About Immigration documentary
Explanation of Fair Trade
For further information and action see the following links
Democracy at Work