The UK's tax credits system is expensive, inefficient and hurts the very people it is supposed to help. It is not fit for purpose.
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Basic income may well prove to be the best tool to preserve our capitalist system. But first, progressive politicians need to educate the public that austerity is the problem, not the solution.
It's possible that a society of educated people is likely to be more cultured and scientific-minded than one of non-graduates, and this should have positive externalities in the form of better political discourse and higher culture. There is, however, little evidence of this in practice.
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What next for the United Kingdom? - by @Frances_Coppola http://t.co/hHD9hhrqhT
RT @johnvanreenen: The high cost of breaking up the UK http://t.co/vqtg2V0TTS me in @PieriaView #ScotlandDecides #indyref
RT @FlipChartRick: Breaking up the UK - everyone's a loser http://t.co/2udSVJqAHC
AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs - http://t.co/faeebdi8bG
Breaking up is hard (and expensive) to do - by @johnvanreenen http://t.co/8mzc9CALJ4