The pro-social ideal draws strongly on thoughts about social capital. Wonky types have been talking about this for a while: here are useful government papers from 2001 and 2002 (pdfs).
Social capital guru Robert Putnam has been talking about immigration recently. Apparently, ethnic diversity does reduce trust and social solidarity. I find other trends more worrying. In 2003 the average British commute was 35 minutes. Today, it is one hour five minutes. Nick Paumgarten considers the implications in the New Yorker.
And in the week Prospect hailed Charles Taylor as our most important living philosopher, it seems appropriate to end with an essay by the great man. On courage and culture death: sheer genius.
Design for Life: six perspectives towards a life-centric mindset
Joanna Choukeir Roberta Iley
Joanna Choukeir and Roberta Iley present the six Design for Life perspectives that define the life-centric approach to our mission-led work.
Design for Life: RSA history towards our mission
Jo Choukeir explains how our Design for Life mission came to be and how it will unlock opportunities to regenerate our economy, society and environment.
Meet five female Fellows making change happen
Kirby Fullerton Maeve Devers
In honour of International Women's Day, we want to take a moment to highlight and celebrate five female Fellows making change in their communities, sectors, and respective fields globally.
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