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Unlocking human capital

The pace of change in the labour market has accelerated tremendously. Juan Guerra FRSA argues that we need to be constantly learning to perform to our fullest potential and outlines some proposals that would allow millions to utilize and develop their skills.

Weathering the Storm: What can we learn from small countries?

In the past few years, the term ‘a perfect storm’ has been employed to describe the twin challenges of relentless growth in demand for public services at a time of flat or reducing government budgets.

Justifying Arts Funding

As spending cuts continue to impact on arts funding, the need for measuring impacts is more important than ever. William Wingate FRSA argues that there maybe an unlikely model from which to learn: transport.

Zero Growth Fiscal Policy

No economic growth means no underlying increase in tax revenues. In today’s flat-lining economy Julian Chisholm FRSA argues that fiscal policy should assume no growth in tax revenues and only supply-side boosting public expenditure should be financed by borrowing.

Public Services and Responsible Capitalism

Increased diversity in public sector provision should be welcomed argues Tom Levitt FRSA.

Greatest crash

David Kauders FRSA argues that the financial system that evolved from the early Italian bankers needs a fundamental change.

Future universities

Jack Kenward FRSA argues that RSA Fellows can make an independent and distinctive contribution to the debate on universities.

Tomorrow’s Pension

David Pitt-Watson FRSA urges that UK government policy ensures that it builds a pension system that meets 21st century needs.

The best way to save?

John Collison suggests that the time is ripe for policymakers and commentators to understand and encourage employees to hold or save for shares.

Could FE go mutual?

FRSAs Gill Howland and Jamie Smith believe there is now a sea change in government thinking on further education.

Prevention in social care

Alex Fox FRSA points out how cost-effective preventative care services can be.

Philanthropy in the UK

Peter Wanless FRSA says we must not forget to show appreciation for the amount given to charity by ordinary people.

The English Baccalaureate

Robert Hill discusses the English baccalaureate and issues a call for headteachers to stand up to government.

Towards Tomorrow’s Investor

David Pitt Watson FRSA seeks Fellows’ help to improve people’s pension options

Does every child still matter as much?

Chris Waterman FRSA is concerned about how austerity measures will impact on children.

The Perils Of Obsessive Measurement

The government wants to get rid of top-down targets and introduce payment by results. It may struggle to do both argues David Boyle FRSA .

A Big Society approach to low carbon

Energy saving community trusts can help meet carbon targets and strengthen neighbourhoods, suggests John Swinney FRSA.

The twenty first century artists’ guild

Pete Lawrence FRSA explains why a connected community is essential for the future of art in Britain.

Help Yourself To Housing

Jon Fitzmaurice FRSA explores self-help housing, an alternative route for people who “can’t rent, can’t buy”

An Age of Opportunity

Jeremy Darroch FRSA believes that the private sector can come to be seen as a positive force

Beyond the Budget headlines

Howard Reed delves into the story behind the recent Budget

General Election 2010 – what about the issues?

Ben Lucas examines the manifestos of the three main political parties and highlights the issues that face the general election.

When nudge comes to shove

Co-production is becoming the new orthodoxy across the political spectrum but the debate is largely being conducted at a level of abstraction and political positioning, bemoans Robert Hill