An increasing number of Labour MPs believe that the party must make an explicit case for borrowing to invest if it is to counter the Tories' attack line of choice.
Unlike the education secretary, Tristram Hunt has nothing to say on the dominance of the private schools.
The party should radically devolve power and budgets to bridge the gap between "representative" and "responsible" government.
The great council housing boom of the post-war years was only achieved by public investment. The same action is needed now.
Provided growth is strong and sustained, Labour will be able to dramatically increase investment while still reducing debt as a proportion of GDP.
Were England and Wales to adopt proportional representation, 27 of the party's 69 electoral deserts would return Labour councillors.
Neither the tax rises proposed by Labour, nor the benefits cuts proposed by the Tories would make a significant dent in the deficit.
Balls has left himself with room to borrow to invest but the party's fiscal rules mean total spending will be falling for almost every year of the next parliament.
The Labour leader's plans for government can factor in the prospect of having Balls as his chancellor, but in a shrunken empire.
In a TV interview, you’ve only got time to be one “thing”. Unfortunately, Ed’s “thing” seems to be “politician”.