by Lila Bosman

Photo by Robert Collins on Unsplash

“Welcome to Africa” — were the words from a friend, accompanied by a fistbump, when I arrived home and relayed my disillusionment at being outright manipulated by a traffic cop into bribery. I felt sick with disappointment that I had allowed myself to be intimidated into playing…


With Covid-19 set to send the world into a 1930s-style depression, or probably worse, pundits are busy asking whether this is the end of capitalism as we know it. It was the same during the 2008 financial crisis. But nothing much changed. We soon went back to business-as-usual. …


An invitation to psychologically smart, action-focussed politics

By John Bunzl and Nick Duffell

At a time when the human propensity for ostrich-like behaviour is becoming perilous, we owe a massive debt to the Extinction Rebellion movement (XR) for putting climate change onto the headlines. …


Love is like a wildflower that blossoms in our hearts.[i] It flowers most naturally in a family or local setting, where people are physically close. It’s natural and often easy for family members to love one another. When strangers begin to love each other, they become friends or partners. …


by John Bunzl and Nick Duffell, authors of The Simpol Solution: a new way to think about solving the world’s biggest problems. Peter Owen 2017, Prometheus 2018.

We’ve got a problem

You don’t need us to tell you that there are some Very Big Problems out there. There seems little point in even listing…


Did you get what you voted for?

In order for democracy to work, we have to continue to buy into the idea that the best way to influence the way we are governed is to vote for what we want. …


“We’ll always have Paris” says Rick to Ilsa in the film Casablanca, referring to the cherished memory of their brief love affair, now over.

I’ve been thinking a lot about Paris recently, though in less romantic terms. The Paris agreement on Climate Change sealed in 2015 was something of an…


Its been a fun week for reviving interest in Mad Max as David Davis made an oddly-positioned attempt to reassure the British public that the post-Brexit landscape isn’t going to be a dystopian hellfire. …


With most top positions in business and politics occupied by men, and our world groaning under the weight of climate change, war, mass migration and wealth inequality, Channel 4’s Cathy Newman seemed on safe ground in asserting that the Patriarchy lives; that if only more women were in those positions…

The Simultaneous Policy (Simpol)

A powerful new vision for cooperative, people-centred global governance — driven by you.

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