In this issue:
Ian Burbidge explores a different approach to public sector reform; Gus O'Donnell explains that policy based on wellbeing unlocks efficiency; and Emma Byrne discusses why swearing is actually good for society.
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Outdated public services must empower people to achieve change
To tackle the challenges faced by our public services, we need to learn to think like a system and act like an entrepreneur
Higher education institutions must learn to play politics or their role in civil society will be determined by public opinion.
Tribalism is a double-edged sword
Reason is at the mercy of anger, but the same neurological responses that are helping to divide society could unite us
The digital age needs a new social revolution
Addressing the challenge of automation will take more than creative policymaking.
In pursuit of wellbeing
Government decisions based on quality of life and behavioural insights would provide the efficiency savings we badly need.
We focus on economic insecurity and it's financial and psychological consequences on individuals and society. This issue includes interview with Nobel Prize winning economist Esther Duflo.
In this RSA Journal Issue we take a close look at institutions and whether they are fit for purpose. At a time when society is experiencing unprecedented levels of distrust and polarisation, we investigate why institutions must adapt or undergo complete transformation, in order to survive.