Rethinking Poverty | Eradicating poverty and creating a good society

Rethinking Poverty is a hub for discussions on eradicating poverty and creating a good society

Here you will find blogs from us and other poverty writers, and information on key initiatives and events on UK poverty. Our aim is to create the narrative on a good society and to help connect key people and promising approaches.

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On eradicating poverty and creating a good society

Thinking the unthinkable: the end of growth

By Caroline Hartnell

27 May, 2020

Monday 11 May saw the launch of a new report from Positive Money called The Tragedy of Growth. That same day a webinar brought an audience of almost 900 people around the world with speakers including Green MP Caroline...

Crisis conversations – Reset #3: thriving places to live

By Andrew Simms

26 May, 2020

Quieter streets, cleaner air, more time – amidst the human tragedy of the Covid-19 outbreak other experiences are inviting people to ask more of the quality of their home lives, neighbourhoods and surrounding environment. In towns and cities around...

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Climate crisis

How do we deliver a just transition?

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New economic models

New thinking about how to make the economy work for everyone


By Barry Knight

7 April, 2020

Coronavirus has changed our world forever. Plans made a few weeks ago seem outdated at best or undoable at worst. The speed of this has been remarkable. In a recent article, former UK prime minister Gordon Brown quotes Lenin:...

CLES counter the ‘dangerous’ community paradigm

The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) have published a new policy provocation, An economy for all: the role of community power, which questions the calls ‘for communities to be front and centre in the delivery of more local...

CPAG explore the growing depth of child poverty

The Child Poverty Action Group have published a new report, DRAGGED DEEPER: How families are falling further and further below the poverty line, which examines not only ‘the rate of poverty but also the depth of poverty’. The report...


Event reports and upcoming events on poverty