There are hardly any apprenticeships in care; hardly any schools preparing teenagers for jobs in care; and few signs that politicians know what to do to raise the status and rewards for what will soon be one of our most important industries.
Learning isn’t something you should only do solo.
Americans have been selling this view around the world: that progress comes from perfect protection of intellectual property.
Sadly, I haven’t had a brain cell since I had children.
There is a yearning for people to return to elementary moral virtues, such as integrity and commitment. We distrust people who have no centering of values. We greatly respect businessmen, for example, if they display those virtues, even if we don’t necessarily agree with the people.
In Britain, polls show large majorities in favour of mansion taxes and higher taxes on the finance sector.
I didn’t much like being in Parliament physically. I found it a bit depressing. It’s very dark and heavy. I like being out and about.
Vigorous independent and critical media are indispensable in a democracy.
In these times, the hardest task for social or political activists is to find a way to get people to wonder again about what we all believe is true. The challenge is to sow doubt.
All over the world, social innovation is tackling some of the most pressing problems facing society today – from fair trade, distance learning, hospices, urban farming and waste reduction to restorative justice and zero-carbon housing. But most of these are growing despite, not because of, help from governments.