As the Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index repeatedly shows, entrepreneurship and opportunity are the primary keys to overall prosperity. It is because life in society is a creative dynamic process of discovering how best to serve the needs of other people and to adjust to them. If we are to become the most prosperous nation within a generation, we will need to liberate that spirit of innovation, service and commerce which has always served our country so well. I was therefore delighted […]
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Via Share The Facts, In just four years we’ve already doubled the number of apprenticeships, delivering more than 1.8 million. In the next Parliament we will go even further by creating 3 million more and ending youth unemployment – so all young people get a good start in life.
After so much economic turmoil, the traditional wish for a prosperous new year can be given with considerable vigour. The 2010 Legatum Prosperity Index (PDF) – “the world’s only global assessment of wealth and wellbeing” – showed that entrepreneurship and opportunity are the primary keys to prosperity, that they correlate more closely to a nation’s overall prosperity than any other factor. In particular, Legatum found that: Prosperity is found in entrepreneurial democracies that have strong social fabrics. Prosperity is a blend […]
It’s my 40th birthday. I found myself reflecting on life and what it means to promote prosperity, in the broadest sense. That led me to the Legatum Institute‘s Prosperity Index. The Prosperity Index provides a global assessment of wealth and wellbeing. The key findings are fascinating. In particular, “Entrepreneurship and opportunity correlate more closely to a nation’s overall prosperity than any other factor.” While other factors are still critical, it turns out entrepreneurship and opportunity is the best proxy for overall prosperity. Here’s […]
Via ToryRadio: It is time for us to realise that we are too great a nation to limit ourselves to small dreams. Those who say that we are in a time when there are no heroes… they just don’t know where to look. See also his farewell address, the address of a citizen politician.