Let me do so now. We need to:
Care about our fellow human beings. Right now, we don’t.
Make financial services a servant and not a master.
Prioritise meeting the needs of all and not delivering the wants of a few.
Plan for our children’s and grandchildren’s survival.
Fund strong public services.
Take action to stop the massively destructive excess consumption of some that is destroying this planet for everyone else, which is also utterly distorting our economies.
Have a functioning democracy.
How do we do that? It’s not hard:
Tackle inequality by taxing the wealthy and their income fairly. I have shown this could raise £100bn a year.
Redistribute part of that gain to those in need.
Use the rest to fund essential public services.
Change savings incentives so that ISA and pension funds are available to fund the investment required for:
tackling climate change
building social housing
Reform our democracy.
It could be done. It would be utterly transformational. Stagnation would be a dim memory. We would even have a future.
Strange, really, as taxation levels are at 40 and 50 year highs but the complaint is that we don’t care for each other even so.