About Human Politics

Human Politics is a project to promote common purpose among people and organisations seeking fundamental economic change.

The primary focus of the project is the way in which economic activity is measured and quantified.

Measuring activity in terms of wellbeing rather than the money value of transactions would transform policy-making on key campaigning issues such as land and housing, social enterprise, trade, corporate governance, sovereign money, banking and the basic income.

The aims of the project are:
  • To draw out the inter-relationships between specific campaigns, which share the common purpose of promoting economic wellbeing;
  • To demonstrate that the way in which wealth production is measured has a significant effect upon policy proposals and outcomes, and that a change in the method of measurement can be a driver for change;
  • To develop and co-ordinate a campaign – or series of campaigns – building popular and institutional support for a measurement of wealth production that prioritises wellbeing, empowering people to lead productive, flourishing lives.

Human Politics is international in its scope, reflecting not only the global nature of financial and corporate markets but also the universality of human need, aspiration and capacity. If a challenge arises from the increasing dominance of multi-national corporations, borderless markets and internationally adopted systems of measurement and control, so, too, does the solution lie in collaboration between people from across the world.

Human Politics is co-ordinated by Martin Whitlock, the author of Human Politics : Human Value, the central theme of which is how an increasingly transactional economy is prioritising unproductive activity over the growth of the real wealth of wellbeing, or human value.

Human Politics aims to be a collaborative project. If you would like to participate, please get in touch.