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.
A new CEO, a new format and new ideas – Andy Haldane marked his first day as head of the RSA in September with our first virtual Fellowship Townhall.
Fran Landreth Strong
With our research finding that around half of young people are financially precarious, Fran Landreth Strong examines concerning trends in young people’s economic security.