Author: Barry Cooper

I must now spend more time promoting the idea of localism. Since I retired from local government employment, I have been trying to fathom how decentralisation…

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Barry: The proposed ban on selling new petrol and diesel cars in the UK will be delayed until 2035. Bearing in mind that the shrinking…

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Getting ChatGPT to write pieces for me has increased my potential productivity significantly.  Maybe more than one hundredfold! I am developing a website about localism,…

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Here is a nugget of information about using ChatGPT for those who do not like the model’s writing style. It means that, if you don’t…

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There is a growing belief that localism will become increasingly important in the UK economy. Underlying this belief, most people think that today’s governance systems…

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In the tapestry of a community, the care home should be a vital thread, weaving connections that bind neighbours, families, and individuals into a resilient…

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The Government elected after the next UK General Election, regardless of their political persuasion, must embark on a fundamental review of the systems of local…

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In this conversation with ChatGPT, I am struggling to find out whether ChatGPT has a view of the future, which is fundamentally different from the…

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There is enough evidence of how things are for anyone to see that the future will not be like the past. The economy is shrinking,…

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In my advanced years, I find an increasing desire to understand the evolving dynamics of our world. Much of the knowledge accumulated over my 86…

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It is interesting how individuals in different fields view the future differently. Classical economists see a future of endless economic growth, as does everyone employed…

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‘How financialisation heralds the end of the industrial age‘ is the name of a piece published by The Honest Sorcerer: A critic of Modern Times…

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