Rethinking Economics

On Saturday 10th November the Young Fabians Economy & Finance Network ran a ‘Rethinking Economics Workshop’, hosted by Nadia Islam and Mark Whittaker and with three invited speakers. This was a timely event, coming off the back of an underwhelming autumn budget at a time when, as described by the IPPR, the economy ‘is not working for millions of people and requires fundamental reform’ and with the prospect of a potentially ruinous Brexit looming on the near horizon



Creating a greener, fairer economy.

This article is based on the Young Fabian Economy & Finance Network’s event in Leeds Civic Hall on 25th October 2018.  

The speakers were Mhairi Tordoff (social housing professional and environmental activist), Prof John Barrett (UK Energy Research Centre), Ian Rigarlsford (Ecology Building Society), and Alex Sobel MP (Environmental Audit Committee and leader of SERA’s Parliamentary Network). 








My NHS/ Our NHS

Personally through my own experiences of the NHS, I have seen how empathetic, patient and hardworking most of the medical professional staff are; but I have also experienced unsympathetic, tired, stressed NHS staff who many are unable to deliver the nurturing services we have all expected for years




A world without cash?

This article is based on discussion at an event co-hosted by the Young Fabian Technology Network and Economy & Finance Network on “A World Without Cash” on the 6th of July, 2018.





In defence of defence

Societies built on liberal foundations are an aberration in human history rather than the norm and they must be defended. History is the story of humanity lurching from one crisis to the next, but even with this in consideration the current political climate is deeply concerning.