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

Berlin and the community land trusts

By The Alternative UK

21 October, 2021

In this week’s German elections, Berliners voted with a resounding majority (56.4%), supporting a bill to expropriate 226,000 homes from private landlords, and take them into public ownership. It’s a non-binding referendum, so it’s up to the political parties...

Democracy in flux: Reflections on a decade at Involve

By Tim Hughes

19 October, 2021

This was originally posted on the Involve blog on 10th September 2021. Today is my final day at Involve, which naturally brings with it a time of reflection after 11 years spent at the organisation, and five years of leading...

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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...

Gross Domestic Wellbeing: a more relevant measure than GDP?

By Gemma Lawrence

Carnegie UK Trust last December published their report Gross Domestic Wellbeing (GDWe)™ An alternative measure of social progress, which proposes GDWe as ‘a more holistic and relevant’ measure of social progress than Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  ‘ measures neither...

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 coalition, which consists 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 crisis...

Events

Event reports and upcoming events on poverty