We need a different kind of capitalism. One that less unstable, destructuve, unequal and unaccountable. One of the best ways to generate ideas is to retrieve ideas long discarded. This pamphlet Digging for the Future was published by the Young Foundation in spring 2010. It argues people searching for a different kind of capitalism should look back to the ideas of the English radical Gerrard Winstanley, leader of the Diggers in the 1640s, to inspire an approach that would emphasise mutualism, localism, social justice and radical democracy. Available here.
Some of my other recent writing about the financial crisis and its implications for the nature of capitalism can be found here.
The Search for a New Capitalism: an essay for The Spectator, can be found here.
The Best Things in Life Are Free: an essay for the New Statesman on the stranglehold that money has on our imaginations can he found here.