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Jason Leman

Researcher and activist

Jason Leman

Jason is a researcher and activist, campaigning on democratic and income inequality. He facilitates the Sheffield Equality Group, is co-founder of UBI Lab Sheffield, and a PhD candidate in Politics. He occasionally inflicts poetry on the public, delights his neighbours with singing, and sometimes offers tax efficient financial advice as a partner in Dodge & Co. To get in touch with Jason, just lurk for a while by a woodland or allotment and he'll probably turn up.

Flatpack Democracy

Writer and campaigner Peter Macfadyen tells us about Flatpack Democracy’s mission to make decision-making in councils participatory – and the upcoming Flatpack 2021 campaign.

Shaping Democracy

We need to stop looking for leaders who embody our desires, identities and dreams. Whenever the clay of democracy starts to dry, we need to wet it again – or we risk our leaders moulding us.

UBI Lab Sheffield: How Do We Get There?

A new one-day festival exploring the future of Universal Basic Income (UBI) is being launched in Sheffield on 9 March.'Basic Income: How Do…

Basic Income: The new normal?

Anne van Dalen is a Dutch artist currently living in Zwijndrecht, a village in The Netherlands. For the past year, Anne has been the…

Love Tax: Crowdfunding a better future

King John’s tax collectors took every last groat from low-paid labourers, leaving them without food or shelter. A few hundred years later,…

Generation A: Reset democracy

Which political party do you support? How about Labour, as your father and father's father has done? Or Conservatives and Kippers with…

Green Belt: We need more room

There's a baby boom and we need more room. It's time to build more houses. Parents and grandparents and kids all in one house again. It's…

Zero Hours: The Value of Work

Work is valued in two ways. There’s social value and what the job pays. We need nursery workers to look after kids, care workers to check…

Pink or Blue or?: Gender Difference

I was buying a pair of swimming goggles for my daughter, but they only had blue. ‘We only have blue, is that ok?’ said the man behind the…

Fairness: Who decides what is fair?

At the end of January the Sheffield Fairness Commission released its final report. The Commission was a group of people from faith groups,…

Savages: Food banks in Sheffield

You've got to be prepared. It's always good to have some food about, like some tins of beans. Or bread. Bread mould isn't poisonous, you…

Fairness: What is Fair?

For politicians, promising to make things "fairer" is the new baby kissing. You wonder what the alternative is. "Vote me and I'll make your…