How serious a threat is the UK’s financialised economy?

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Remembrance, Empire and Resistance

On the real causes of the First World War

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Heroes of Peace

Profiles of the Scottish peace campaigners who opposed the First World War

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Time for Life

Why a four-day, 30-hour working week can create a stronger economy, a more equal society and greater life satisfaction for everybody

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Social Justice, the Common Weal and Children and Young People in Scotland

This paper considers how the Common Weal can connect to children and young people’s
concepts of social justice.

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Occupational Health and Safety in Scotland

How an independent Scotland could be an opportunity to improve work environments for all.

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In Place of Anxiety: Social Security for the Common Weal

A proposal for the overhaul of welfare and the principles that underpin it

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A Common Weal Education

How schools could deliver transformational change and put equity at the heart of education

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The Future of the Energy Storage industry in Scotland

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Scotland and International Trade Organisations

A discussion of Common Weal approaches to international organisations and trade agreements

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Charging for utilities and energy infrastructure

How taking a cohort perspective strengthens the case against current cost charging.

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Issues surrounding the sharing of UK debt post independence

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Working Together: a vision for industrial democracy in a Common Weal economy

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Government By The People

The final report of the Commission on Fair Access to Political Influence

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The Democratic University

A proposal for university governance for the Common Weal

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Repossessing the Future: A Common Weal Strategy for Community and Democratic Ownership of Scotland’s Energy Resources

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Investing in the Good Society: five questions on tax and the Common Weal

A paper that explores the options for generating more tax revenue without increasing income or business taxes

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Economic Policy Options for an Independent Scotland

Download the report   This paper has been produced as a joint exercise between Options for Scotland, and the Jimmy Reid Foundation. It is designed to take a radical look at the type of economic policy options which would be open to an independent Scottish government. It does not make any assumptions about what the [...]

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Missing the Risk

An analysis of whether the Office for Budget Responsibility is effectively assessing economic risk Download Paper

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No More Excuses

 A report which looks at the causes and responses to poverty in Scotland Click to download the report       A report which looks at the sources and responses to poverty in Scotland

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The Dysfunctional UK Economy

A macroeconomic assesment of whether the UK economy is strong and secure

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The Mismanagement of Britain: A record of the UK’s declining competitiveness – and its implications

A report looking at the long-term competitive position of the UK economy and the implications of its findings on how the British economy has been managed

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QuickNote: Privilege and Parliament

How ‘egalitarian’ is Holyrood really?

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Not By the People

A study of the socioeconomic groups invited to influence government policy and how well they reflect wider Scottish society

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The Case for Universalism: An assessment of the evidence on the effectiveness and efficiency of the universal welfare state

A report in which four authors assess the economic, social, political and redistributive impact of universal social services

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QuickNote: IFS report on Scottish Finances

A short briefing explaining the findings of the IFS report on the finances of an independent Scotland

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QuickNote: British Housing Policy

A short history of British housing policy

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QuickNote: Will Scottish Water stay public?

A short briefing note on the creeping privatisation of Scottish Water Click here to download the QuickNote

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Response to the proposed Lobbying Transparency (Scotland) Bill

A response to the consultation on this vitally important matter

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Science, politics and abortion

A short briefing with the key facts, figures and arguments about abortion

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No Need To Be Afraid: An assessment of possible threats to Scotland’s security and how they should be addressed

A report in which four leading experts assess the security threats Scotland might face and consider how we should respond

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QuickNote: Who Owns Scotland?

A short briefing note on land ownership in Scotland

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Response to the Scottish Community Empowerment Consultation Paper

The Jimmy Reid Foundation’s submission to the Scottish Community Empowerment Consultation Paper. Click here to download the submission

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Quick Note: A Private Education

A short briefing note with everything you need to know about private schools and their effect on society.

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QuickNote: What is NATO for?

A short briefing note with everything you need to know about history and current world role of NATO.

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Excessive Profits and overcharging: multiple errors in the Uk’s model for setting utility prices

Excessive Profits and overcharging: multiple errors in the Uk’s model for setting utility prices

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Quicknote: Who is Serco?

A short briefing note with everything you need to know about the growing power of Serco

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The Silent Crisis: Failure and Revival in Local Democracy in Scotland

Scotland is the least democratic nation in Europe below the national level. This needs to change.   Download The Silent Crisis Download the Summary Report

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Using Our Buying Power to Benefit Scotland – the case for change

Public procurement in Scotland is a £9bn industry that could be used to promote economic development in Scotland

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