Jamie Cooke is the head of RSA Scotland and a leading advocate, writer, and speaker on basic income. With a background in civic and democratic participation and research, cultural venue management, and education, Jamie is fascinated by the interaction between people, place, and society and ways to create a more enlightened country. You can follow him on Twitter @JamieACooke. He writes here in a personal capacity.
A historic government agreement offers the Scottish Greens the potential to influence Scotland's future. This represents the first time that Green politicians have been in government anywhere in the UK and commits the Scottish Government to an ambitious programme of climate adaptation, just transition and social justice as the country prepares to host COP26.Read more
The UK's mixed experience with referendums reflects the variety of situations in which they are applied - with far-reaching consequences.Read more
As we think about building societies that can be ready for pandemics and resilient to shocks, basic income needs to be part of the picture.Read more
Interest in basic income is growing in Scotland and across the United Kingdom. Can we expect trials from the Scottish government and where might the momentum lead?Read more