Robin McAlpine: Yes, I'm knackered – but I can see utopia from here
Ahead of the launch of Common Weal’s Green New Deal report this weekend, Robin McAlpine argues that pursuing utopian ideals is more necessary than ever
ONE of my final dissertations at university was on utopia. I read more than a dozen historical utopias from Thomas More's 500-year-old original up until about the 1960s after which they peter out – my conclusion being we didn't have a utopia for our generation.
The Introduction of the New MIM Model in Scotland: A Poor Decision, Poorly Taken
In a new report for Common Weal, Jim Cuthbert examines the newly developed "Mutual Investment Model" that the Scottish Government has adopted for at least some future public infrastructure projects. The full policy paper can be read here and Cuthbert has written a summary article on his paper which can be read here.
Today, the Spanish Supreme Court sentenced nine leaders of the Catalonian independence movement to multiple years in prison on charges of sedition and misuse of public funds. Common Weal has been following the case closely and is appalled by the flagrant contempt of democracy and democratic thought shown by the Spanish Government.