This is no mean task. It means wrestling with subject matter that should be bread and butter for Labour people, but which for 20 years we have allowed to fall into disuse. No Labour party is worth the name if it has not cultivated an understanding of how it wants to shape the economy the people it seeks to represent work in.
Treating employees with dignity and respect is not just good for people, it's good for business. Research shows that workers are more productive when they're happier,
Once again British banks are in the bad books, with the recent antics at Barclays prompting the Prime Minister to announce a review of the entire industry.
Right now, business has an unprecedented opportunity to "do good," and a lot more good than charities. A controversial statement perhaps, but new research shows I'm not alone in believing businesses are better equipped to create social change than charities.
Intelligent speeches as Leader of the Opposition are one thing, and Cameron's are clearly not worth the Samantha Cameron Smythson stationery they're scrawled on. But these days he is quite possibly as near as he will ever be to being in a position to do something. For now, just this once, I'm backing him.
Times have changed. There was an era when Labour could pitch itself on 'Robin Hood' economics. Tax the rich and distribute the money through various benefits to the poor. So Labour got the label of the high tax and spend party. But that sort of economic policy is now defunct, particularly in a globalised economy. In a globalised world, the game is wealth creation then distribution. That's the complexity.