Day: October 28, 2020

Is This Universal Basic Income’s Breakthrough Moment?

In the pandemic panic, policymakers the world over have rushed to splash cash. ‘Helicopter money,’ dropped like manna from the sky into the wallets of ordinary citizens (and perhaps designed to be remembered come polling day) is intended to be a short, sharp stimulus to decelerate recession. Unlike the ‘active employment policies’ of the past, …

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Government as a platform. Start-up thinking in public services

While successful young people often plan to make a contribution in the later stages of their life, from an early age Paul Duan wanted to have impact throughout his. “I had a moment of realisation at 20 where I thought ‘why should I wait? The world is going to shift fast and we need change …

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A Blue Deal: Policies To Save The Oceans

Until the pandemic struck, 2020 was set to be a big year for saving the oceans. As the new decade dawned, spirits among the loose community of activists, scientists, policymakers and businesspeople who had built their careers championing ocean conservation were high. In December 2019, COP25, the UN’s flagship climate change conference, had ended in …

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