Chapter 1 - One Nation
Roma Hooper - Tough love
Expanding community sentencing
Roma Hooper of Make Justice Work says that punishment for low-level crime should be through community work, significantly cutting costs and providing effective retribution.
Dave Nicholson - Making prison work
Benefits of prisoner-led cooperatives
Dave Nicholson of Ex-Cell argues that we need a system of 'prisoner-led cooperatives' which encourage work behind bars. Such an approach has already proved successful in rehabilitating offenders in Italy.
Michael Giles - Sharing in success
Advancing a cooperative society
Mike argues that empowering workers and providing people with a share in their community through increasing the number of cooperatives and mutuals, can improve society.
Daniel Blythe - The great society
Reforming the benefits system
Daniel argues that the best way to improve social mobility is to pay disadvantaged parents the minimum wage to stay at home to ensure their children receive a good upbringing and therefore a better chance in life.
Henry Law - Land of the free
Introducing land value taxation
Council tax often hits the poorest hardest. Henry Law of the Land Value Taxation Campaign argues that introducing a Land Value Tax can reduce costs for average families and improve the economy.
Martin Mayer - A road to nowhere
Failures of transport privatisation
Martin Mayer of Unite believes that a genuine move to full renationalisation of public transport can reduce the level of government subsidy of private transport companies and crucially save consumers money.
John Slinger - The jury's in
House of Lords reform
John Slinger of Pragmatic Radicalism seeks to introduce 'Citizen Senators' to the Lords, selected from the wider population in the same way as juries.
Chapter 2 - One World
Sarah Cartin - People before profit
A modern approach to foreign policy
Sarah Cartin of CND argues that plans to renew the Trident nuclear weapons system must be abandoned, instead urging investment in people and preventing climate change.
Andrew Webb - Make poverty history
Ending debt in developing countries
Andrew Webb of Bleeding in Debt argues that developing world debt should be cancelled through an extension of quantitative easing, a process already used to bail out failing banks, in order to help the world's poorest.
Pamela Nash MP - Complacency kills
Why we can't back down from the HIV/AIDS response
Pamela urges the UK Government to commit to the ambitious goal of creating an AIDS free generation, by improving the patent regime to ensure wide availability of anti-viral drugs.
Stephen Rolles - Up in smoke
Alternatives to the war on drugs
Steve Rolles of Transform Drug Policy Foundation explains why the current illiberal system of drug prohibition is creating more harm for users and society than it is solving.
Alex Bryce - Safety first
Protecting the lives of sex workers
Alex Bryce of the National Ugly Mugs scheme, discusses why policy formulation should be refocused on the safety of those choosing to engage in sex work, rather than on criminalisation.
nef - Pursuit of happiness
Why well-being is important
Juliet Michaelson of the new economics foundation, and Sorcha Mahony, discuss the importance of measuring the well-being of a society, rather than simply analysing GDP.
Matt Prescott - Fuel for thought
Everyone as a carbon trader
Matt Prescott of the Robertsbridge Group talks up the merits of personalised carbon credits as a mechanism for reducing the world's energy consumption, while providing financial rewards to those who pollute less.