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

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...

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Climate crisis

How do we deliver a just transition?

A green recovery for local economies

By Jonty Leibowitz

16 July, 2020

Covid-19 and the climate emergency both expose in different ways the fundamental lack of resilience in how we develop local economies in the UK. There has been a lot of talk about how we must “build back better”, but...

Can we “green growth” our way out of the coming slump?

By The Alternative UK

22 July, 2020

It doesn’t exist, says Jason Hickel. And more from the “de-growth” discourse. Here, we turn to economist and anthropologist Jason Hickel a lot when we want to hear a lucid and well-researched voice arguing the case against the growth...

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New economic models

New thinking about how to make the economy work for everyone

#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...

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...

Events

Event reports and upcoming events on poverty