Rethinking Poverty | Eradicating poverty and creating a good society

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

Here you will find blogs on how to #BuildBackBetter to achieve social and climate justice and create a society free from poverty and inequality. Our aim is to build the narrative and to help connect key people and promising approaches.

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On eradicating poverty and creating a good society

Coastal communities in the time of Covid

By Fernanda Balata

25 February, 2021

In 2015, we put out a paper outlining a common vision for coastal communities. Our work found that creating and supporting good, sustainable jobs is completely compatible with maintaining a healthy coastal and marine environment. We called this vision the Blue New...

A moment’s insight is worth a lifetime of experience

By Barry Knight

23 February, 2021

On ‘Blue Monday’ in mid-January 2020, TCPA policy director Hugh Ellis experienced a meltdown while on a train journey. He realised that his 30-year career working in the charity sector on housing, planning and climate change had been wasted....

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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

Big reset needed for a resilient society

By Barry Knight

21 October, 2020

My favourite history book, The Sleepwalkers, tells the story of how the great powers drifted into the First World War without reason or regard to consequences. This is a common pattern, repeated many times since. For example, by blindly...

Why invest in a caring economy now?

By Caroline Hartnell

28 October, 2020

‘Building a caring economy’ was the topic of a New Economics Foundation (NEF) briefing, hosted jointly with the Women’s Budget Group, on Thursday 8 October, to mark the publication of the Commission on a Gender-Equal Economy’s final report. What is...

We are proud to be a Good Help organisation

By Rethinking Poverty

Rethinking Poverty are proud to be featured on Good Help’s newly launched website. The organisation define ‘Good Help’ as a method of support that helps ‘people to feel hopeful, identify their own purpose and confidently take action’, whereas ‘bad...

#BuildBackBetter coalition launched

By Gemma Lawrence

The #BuildBackBetter campaign, a coalition of 350 organisations from business, trade unions and civil society, was launched on 29 June. On its website it is described as ‘a platform for everyone who wants us to come out of this...

Events

Event reports and upcoming events on poverty