EU Referendum

The social, economic and environmental failures around the world, including ours, are not going to be fixed following either outcome of the referendum. The Scottish and now this EU referendum are understandable but inappropriate responses to problems caused by a lack of sound ideology in the UK, Europe and the world.  Separatism, or ‘isolation’ to quote Barack Obama, is believed by some to be a way to protect interests and provide the control necessary to progress.  But LeaveEU, the separatists, do not have a plan, or any ideology, any more than Remain do, and if they did the simple question would be, ‘Why not campaign to roll out your plan across the UK, EU and world?’

As someone who offers a sustainable social and economic vision for the world my initial response to the announcement of an EU ref was disappointment: it is a distraction and provides false hope.  However it is now possible for me to see positive outcomes whatever the result: the UK, with its opt outs, has been a millstone around the neck of the EU, a distraction from people perhaps realising that a sound social and economic plan is needed, and it may be the kick up the pants needed.

Campaign media coverage has provided an education on the functions of the EU, other institutions, and the extent nations are involved, but whatever the EU ref outcome social and economic problems will not be fixed – it is rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. The world needs a new hegemony, supported by, cooperated with, and enforced upon all nations. It is not possible to say how the outcome of the referendum will affect coverage and appreciation of new ideology, but it certainly is not good to dignify the involved politicians and economists by voting #boycottEUref

I may update this post before June 24 but I do not think it necessary to add any analysis of the arguments, inconsistencies or absurdity on either side, already identified amongst others by uninvolved MPs.  Many things have been put on hold by EU ref, but there is no need for you to waste your time too, join us! This web site provides a summary of world problems and solutions that could provide the basis for a federal Europe and a stable, sustainable and prosperous world, you and the media and politicians are invited to get in touch for detail.

Regards Nick


Rationalism and Rational Group

Two things are required to address the political, economic, environmental and social chaos we see around the world –

The first is a sound and comprehensive ideology: Rationalism provides the moral principles, social structures and economic methods necessary for mankind to flourish now and, because it allows the recommendations of environmental science to be embraced, in the future too.  Like the founder, most people will be unaware of any previous use of the word ‘Rationalism’ but for clarity the ideology is unrelated to anything else or earlier philosophy.  Unlike a political party you do not need to canvass for the Rational Group or donate or be a member to influence our policies and solutions.  We are entirely meritocratic and cannot be bribed and will not change policy to gain popular support.  We are about education and openness, explaining and winning people around to the solutions.

The second is widespread understanding and global popular support for Rationalism.  By joining or supporting the Rational Group, spreading the word, canvassing, signing petitions, making donations, helping with web site and social media, the merging of charities and NGOs, and language translation you will be doing important work to make the world a better place.  Fortunately, public support for Rationalism can be widespread and informed, partly because the causes and solutions to world problems are actually quite straight forward, and also because the internet allows ideas to be disseminated freely in a way that was impossible 500, 100 or even 10 years ago.  We estimate that with some interest from TV and newspapers, celebrities and a budget as little as $600,000 we can provide annual benefits to mankind in the 100’s of trillions.

In the case of democracies, politicians are receptive to public opinion; in the case of authoritarian regimes, leaders still need viable ideology or could peacefully be displaced because of the ideology’s inclusive nature, so wherever you live it is well worth investing the small effort necessary to see change



What’s it all about

Politicians and economists are clueless and in disagreement – even within parties coherence is lacking.   By learning about the definitive economic theory and solutions of Rationalism YOU can demand the right things of your politicians; and perhaps enter politics yourself, educating and leading from within.

Currently, the electorate do not know what constitutes a sound economic and social plan and so vote largely based on how change might affect them, and by considering who they trust, seems to provide hope, and looks the part.  A political party may be successful at winning elections, but we always see overall economic, social and environmental decline as a result of their inability without a proper plan and policies to legislate effectively. This project is about showing people a fundamentally new vision, winning the majority around to its economically efficient, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable policies.   This will end us looking to politicians for answers to find them weathervanes shaping incoherent policies after looking to a bemused electorate.

The Rational Group, by having and promoting a comprehensive plan, and being quite happy to change it in response to sound argument, offer people solutions to learn about and policies they can demand from politicians.  This will change politicians behaviour: it is the way to end the vicious circle of incompetence, failed policies, failed political careers, corruption, distrust, and lack of popular interest in politics.  It is a no blame solution too, as it could be argued that political parties have a duty to represent the people, and have neither the mandate nor abilities to do more.

If you currently don’t vote because you don’t think anyone is worth voting for, or are thinking of voting for a separatist party like UKIP SNP etc. in the vain hope that regionalisation is a solution to the world’s problems, find out about Rationalism and its solutions; then contact your politicians in Parliament, Europe, Senate, Congress etc. saying that you will only vote for them when they have policies that implement Rational Group solutions.

Get in touch with us by email to find out about Rational Group solutions: we can call you back or you can attend or host a meeting.



Rationalism – a comprehensive ideology

Rationalism details the economic methods and describes the social and business structures necessary for a sustainable, peaceful and functional world.  It offers unique and original solutions and describes the systems required to optimally manage education, training, employment, housing, healthcare, taxation, world trade, capital and global resources.  It offers a coherent ideological base for all responsible political parties, which essential for sustained progress, effective coalition government, unity, the progression of the EC to a federation, and progress around the world.


Understanding the problems – poor economic management and inequity

We are not producing the right goods and services, nor in a sustainable way, and they are not being distributed optimally.  Rationalism provides answers to how the 3 objectives of economic efficiency, sustainability, and equity can be achieved.  To set mankind on the path to achieving these objectives, which one needs to come first and why?  Can you think of two things essential to achieving the objective?


Understanding the problems – economic theory

It’s good to identify and understand the problems before working on the solutions!

Companies rise and fall but there is no need for there to be an overall rise.  Economic contraction can be an indicator of greater efficiency.  The belief that economic growth is essential, the reliance on it as a cure-all, and the important things that are consequently ignored, are the most significant and damaging failures of contemporary economic theory. Economic growth is not the primary thing we should be monitoring, only in the developing world, assuming regions should remain inhabited and not be a part of a wider economic and social union, need there be growth, and economic output needs to be categorised, good or bad, building prosperity or damaging.  Wealth and economic output levels can and do go in opposite directions and therefore need to be understood as separable by economists and the electorate.  See if you can come up with five reasons preoccupation with economic growth is bad.

Soft landing over the Fiscal Cliff

It was back in November 2012 that the two things needed to avoid the so-called Fiscal Cliff being a problem were blogged here:

1.) Share out the jobs

2.) Cease trading at a deficit

Neither Republicans nor Democrats seem to have any idea of this solution, it’s detail or value. Only small measures were taken to reduce the government deficit and so there has been no fall from a cliff (well! USA government shutdown with nearly 1M workers not paid 1 Oct – 16 Oct 2013).  Debt continues to grow, USA government still spends more than it gets in.  Total USA government debt is about $15,000,000,000,000.  But that’s not all Americans owe – private debt on top is estimated at $40,000,000,000,000!  Supposedly only $5,000,000,000,00 owed to China.  Chinese now enjoy spending the most as international tourists – of course these are not the low paid Chinese workers. What about the cliff?  Will the debt make it crumble, the dollar plummet and turn all USA into one big Detroit?  Who do the rich and powerful of China care more about, their American customers or their poor Chinese workers? Will creditors be allowed to lose out or will future generations of USA citizens be held to account? If the latter will China use the money to pays its workers more?  There is another solution to the wage disparity, can you work out what it is?

Part of the solution that will end the economic mess, and provide long term stability, is to share out jobs and maintain both a trading balance (imports equal to exports) and fiscal neutrality (government spending within what it collects in tax). Rationalism details how to achieve these objectives. If you can help get the solutions into legislation, have contact with an interested senator/congressman/president, newspaper or tv station email: