No new ideas

38.jpgHistorically, politics has been dominated by big ideas. However, that was then and this is now. The last big idea in politics was probably free market economics (Thatcherism and Reganism in the 1980s) but it’s been pretty barren ever since. So it’s nice to hear about an idea from a group of British politicians who think that what’s needed is a plethora of small ideas. The manifesto of small ideas includes: — Compulsory training for teenage fathers — Tax credits for successful marriages — 30 minute traffic-free periods in cities — Any building over 10,000 square meters must include a library — Chief Constables must walk the beat for 4 hours a month. Not quite what some people were thinking of, but at least it’s a start.

This entry was posted in Government. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *