How? Some ideas for now:
By reducing interest rates to keep people in their homes, and pursuing policies that will keep those rates low.
By giving public sector employees the pay rises that they need so that they can truly help mothers without being riddled by anxiety themselves.
By building the housing we need and by addressing the insecurities in the existing rental sector: having a place to call home is vital.
By tackling low pay.
By changing the climate of fear that is used to attract every ‘other’ the government can swipe out at.
By looking at the supply of universal basic services and guaranteeing their supply on a not-for-profit basis.
By funding the NHS.
By changing the anti-benefits culture when it is creating gross injustice.
OK, pretty standard Spud.
And how is that paid for:
First, by doing it. Many of these policies have high multiplier effects and so they pay for themselves.
Second, from the massive productivity boost that will happen in a country free from insecurity.
Third, by money creation if need be: it cannot be inflationary in a country with the massive underemployment that exists in the UK where productivity caused by anxiety is so low.
And ain’t that a wondrous set of assertions? Government spending on government does not, in fact cost anything. Government spending will raise productivity (cough, cough) and finally, money printing can’t possibly cause inflation. Nope, no way. Inflation’s just an illusion.
Ah well, if the SNP does install him as economic Gaulieter then that arrival of the Bawbie is going to be swift, isn’t it?