Tag: Rethinking Poverty

Living Wage campaign links community with politics and business, says Jessica Goble

Living Wage campaign links community with politics and business, says Jessica Goble As a programme officer for the Living Wage Foundation, the point that most struck me from Rethinking...

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Rethinking Poverty? We shouldn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater, says Kate Green MP

How to end poverty in rich countries has been the subject of much hand-wringing over the years. When the Webb Memorial Trust kicked off our programme of work in...

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EVENT: 4 Dec 2017 – Rethinking Poverty with Andy Burnham. Can Manchester lead the way?

Wednesday 4 December 2017 | 15.30-18.30 | Methodist Central Hall, Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JQ (map) A Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) and Webb Memorial Trust event ‘Rethinking Poverty...

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Democracy is Alive: David Bonbright on parallels between Rethinking Poverty and Constituent Voice

Last month I attended a very British event at the London School of Economics. A hundred or so of us gathered in the Shaw Library, named after George Bernard...

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EVENT: 29 Nov 2017 – Rethinking Poverty with the North East Child Poverty Commission

Wednesday 29 November 2017 | 09.30-14.00 inc. lunch | Stephenson Works, 20 South Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 3PE  (map) A North East Child Poverty Commission (NECPC) and Webb Memorial Trust...

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Gerry Salole reviews Rethinking Poverty: What makes a good society?

The title of this book, Rethinking Poverty – What makes a good society?, promises a theoretical treatise on the elimination, or reframing, of poverty and destitution in the UK....

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New Statesman article: Reinventing the Welfare State

This article was originally published in the New Statesman magazine and online How to reinvent the welfare state for a new political era: voters want both freedom and security...

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Poverty in the Netherlands – Bodille Arensman on the challenges for philanthropists

On 20 September 2017 the Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (ECSP) organised a learning event on poverty for philanthropists in the Netherlands with the aim of discussing the challenges...

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Citizen’s Basic Income Trust’s review of Rethinking Poverty

This book offers a summary of a Webb Memorial Trust research programme that asks how we might construct a society without poverty rather than the slightly different question as...

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Four thoughts about the ‘poverty narrative’ – Keiran Goddard on Rethinking Poverty

Rethinking Poverty argues that the ‘narrative around poverty is broken’ … and, assuming we want our social narratives to render experience with something like fidelity, it’s a claim that...

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The solutions lie in communities, the world over – Jon Edwards on Rethinking Poverty

The launch of Barry Knight’s book Rethinking Poverty has certainly acted as a catalyst for thinking and reflection. Although the emphasis in the book is on the crisis in...

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Rethinking ideology, a view from the US – Christopher Harris on Rethinking Poverty

  Joseph Stiglitz, the 2001 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics, has written for a long time about the failure of neoliberal economics and the resultant human suffering...

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A narrative that resonates for single parents – Rosie Ferguson on Rethinking Poverty

One in four families in the UK today is headed by a single parent, making them an everyday part of the fabric of our society.  We’ve become a much...

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WATCH: Commentary on the launch of Rethinking Poverty

We invited some attendees at the launch of Rethinking Poverty to share their thoughts on the messages that feature in the book.   Read more from the Rethinking Poverty discussion forum:...

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Forget “Global North” & “Global South” – when it comes to poverty, power and progress, it’s a global conversation

As the first anniversary of the launch of the campaign to #ShiftThePower approaches, there are clear signs that people in the Global South are developing it creatively.  A prime example took...

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Importance of housing underestimated – Paul Nicolson reflects on Rethinking Poverty

In Rethinking Poverty Barry Knight and the Webb Memorial Trust turned to participatory research to provide opportunities for ‘…individuals on low incomes to develop and express their own ideas’. They rightly...

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Starting a conversation – Andrew Milner on the launch of Rethinking Poverty

The Webb Memorial Trust launched the book Rethinking Poverty: What makes a good society? in the Shaw Library at the London School of Economics (LSE) on 13 September 2017....

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WATCH: John Akinde perform ‘The Youth Will Not Die’ at Rethinking Poverty launch

John Akinde performs ‘The Youth Will Not Die’ at the launch of Rethinking Poverty, a new book by Barry Knight, Director of the Webb Memorial Trust. Find out more...

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Imagining a new future – Stephen Pittam on Rethinking Poverty

Gandhi recognised that there are limits to what protest can achieve in trying to change society. He was a strong advocate of the ‘constructive programme’. So, Barry Knight is...

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Buy or Download Rethinking Poverty

Rethinking Poverty – What Makes a Good Society? In our society, a wealthy minority flourish, while around one-fifth experience chronic poverty and many people on middle incomes fear for...

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Poverty Needs a New Story

This article was original published on the Huffington Post   Our society is drifting. Nowhere is this more evident than in the fight against poverty. Without an underlying story...

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From paternalistic elites to participatory networks – Neal Lawson on Rethinking Poverty

  I try to love everyone and while I fail, I at least think everyone is lovable.  I know that every life is as valuable as any other and...

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Rethinking Poverty: The Animation

Please watch and share our Rethinking Poverty animation made with Cambridge FilmWorks #RethinkingPoverty     #GoodSociety BUY Rethinking Poverty from Policy Press for £7.99 DOWNLOAD Rethinking Poverty from OpenAccess READ an executive summary of Rethinking Poverty FOLLOW commentary...

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Discover Society: Let’s talk about security and freedom

This article was written for Discover Society Let’s talk about security and freedom We live by the stories we tell ourselves.  The most important storyline is how to live...

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Policy Press Blog: What’s next for poverty?

In a blog for Policy Press, Barry Knight, Webb Memorial Trust Director asks: What’s next for poverty? Progress on poverty has stalled.  The proportion of people living in poverty...

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Launch: Rethinking Poverty | 13 September 2017

Join us for the launch of ‘Rethinking Poverty – What Makes a Good Society?’ a book by the Webb Memorial Trust’s Director, Barry Knight Wednesday 13 September 2017 | 10.15am Shaw...

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