Category Archives: Social Policy

Techno crystal ball gazing

As some may have noticed, I’ve been musing of late about the likely future social and economic effects of the increasingly rapid and interconnected development of ICT, artificial intelligence and robotics. This article is a bit silly in some respects … Continue reading

Posted in Geeky Musings, Social Policy | 9 Comments

Would sortition help against corruption?

Political parties and institutions in Australia and the US are increasingly dominated by interest groups representing the few, leading to a large policy-induced increase in inequality in recent decades and a long raft of new policies favouring the few by … Continue reading

Posted in bubble, Cultural Critique, Economics and public policy, Ethics, Geeky Musings, History, Information, Law, Libertarian Musings, Life, Philosophy, Political theory, Politics - national, Public and Private Goods, regulation, Social Policy, Society | 65 Comments

Social Value Capture: an idea whose time has come

Following innovations in the UK and New Zealand, some of Australia’s more forward looking State governments are looking at two related innovations. The first is ‘social investment’ with social impact bonds leading the vanguard. Social impact bonds As Wikipedia tells us, … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and public policy, Innovation, Social Policy | 6 Comments