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

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

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On eradicating poverty and creating a good society

Talking Points: January 2019

5 February, 2019

Why is inequality increasing? Because the rich aren’t paying their way A discussion panel at the recent Davos World Economic Forum became a sensation after a Dutch historian took attendees to task for their failure to address the key...

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45 Degree Change

Where bottom up meets top down

45 Degree Change: where bottom up meets top down

21 November, 2018

by Neal Lawson and Caroline Hartnell We want to change the world.  Of course that means ending poverty and stopping climate change. The problem is, though, we really don’t know how to do it.  Two models – the bureaucratic...

The state we want

23 January, 2019

by Caroline Hartnell and Barry Knight Here, we follow up the article by Neal Lawson and Caroline Hartnell on ‘45 Degree Change’ and examine initiatives identified by Aditya Chakrabortty in a series of articles called ‘The Alternatives’, which ran...

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Talking Points

Highlights from all discussions on poverty and a good society

Talking Points: January 2019

5 February, 2019

Why is inequality increasing? Because the rich aren’t paying their way A discussion panel at the recent Davos World Economic Forum became a sensation after a Dutch historian took attendees to task for their failure to address the key...

Talking Points looks back on 2018

9 January, 2019

Deepening poverty and inequality Gordon Brown provides what seems like a fitting epitaph for the year. ‘I’m seeing poverty I didn’t think I would ever see again in my lifetime,’ he says in an interview with the Guardian published...

First phase of Kirklees wealth building complete

Last week, we launched our series on ’45 Degree Change’ – the meeting point between the vertical state and horizontal emerging local initiatives. The work of local wealth building done by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) sits...

Events

Event reports and upcoming events on poverty