Today we seek to release the power to create of as many people as possible to build a sustainable, fair and dynamic economy. Our Future Economy Series features the world's leading practitioners and visionaries on new economic ...
Videos & Audio
Is modern work actually productive, or just an end in itself? 'The most influential anthropologist in the world', David Graeber, will explore how ‘meaningless’ jobs have become so widespread, and what we can do about it.
Do modern economies reward the extractors – not the creators – of economic value? Leading economist Mariana Mazzucato urges us to rethink how we determine value in our economy.
The challenges we face today are formidable. But, argues influential global thinker Steven Pinker, our problems are solvable. What we need now is an Enlightenment recharged for the 21st century.
Professor David Harvey, the world’s leading expert on Karl Marx, explains the continued importance of Marx’s analysis and how we can apply it to today's economy and society.
From carpenters to lawyers, and from beauty therapists to IT consultants, there are now close to 5 million people in the UK who count themselves as self-employed.
This final report concludes the two year Citizens Economic Council programme with five recommendations towards creating a public culture of economics
The UBOF represents a stepping stone – to be enacted now – towards Universal Basic Income and a better way of enabling citizens to live meaningful and contributory lives.
Economic insecurity is a political, economic and societal challenge that public policy must understand and address.
Articles & Blogs
11th July 2018
If you said we would judge you against the average person how would you feel?
Today we launch the Future Work Centre and the Future Work Awards, two initiatives that will deepen our understanding of how policymakers, educators, employers and workers can and are preparing for the challenges of the 21st ...
29th June 2018
Adanna Shallowe, RSA Senior Global Manager, recommends a number of great articles on pressing global issues and challenges from various sources around the web.
22nd June 2018
Anthony Painter describes how a democratic economy - of everyone - might work.
How can we ensure that the developing sharing economy is fair for all involved?
An old idea, advocated across the philosophical spectrum which could answer the needs of this time.
The Big Bang 2 project seeks to understand whether new financial technologies will lead to a more purposeful and inclusive financial industry.
The Mission-Orientated Innovation Policy project will work directly with leaders of public organisations from around the world interested in applying mission-oriented innovation policies to the challenges they face. The projec ...
Thursday 19th July 2018 at 13:00
Durham Street Auditorium, RSA House
Academic and writer Danny Dorling argues that Britain has finally reached peak inequality, and immediate action is needed to defuse Britain’s ticking time bomb.
Tuesday 10th July 2018
Great Room, RSA House
As the RSA launches its new Future Work Centre, an expert panel considers how we can harness new technologies to create a better world of work.
- Fellow Event
Monday 25th June 2018
Join us for an interactive online event to find out how RSA Fellows are leading a movement for UK regional banking and explore how you can help build a new community bank for London.
- Fellow Event
Tuesday 12th June 2018
The Great Room, RSA House, London
In 1754, William Shipley founded the RSA with a belief that the creativity of ideas could enrich social progress. Over 250 years later, we’ve taken inspiration and developed a series of Engage events across the UK to engage ...