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Democracy is good for us (or 25 great public policy failures)

Democracy is good for us (or 25 great public policy failures)

"In political times oscillating between leave it to the experts and post-truth, too often the people are assigned little more than a cameo role. And in times when deliberate falsehoods can take such hold, it can be easy to bemoan the efficacy of democracy. But before we reach for the cynical view, it is worth considering that perhaps democracy is not the problem - it's a tool after all. The problem is that we've been doing it wrong."

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Anthony Painter

Director of the RSA Action and Research Centre

The idea that representative democracy, when left to its own devices, is coming up with the best outcomes is not convincing, argues Anthony Painter.

What makes good work?

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5th May 2017

An article by: Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor wraps up the final episode of RSA Radio’s Work Shift series by asking Richard Sennett, Joanna Biggs and Rohan Silva: What makes for “good work”?

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