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Anthony Painter @anthonypainter
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New @theRSAorg publication out today. Ideas for a 21st Century Enlightenment. It is accompanied by a survey that shows deep pessimism about the future and a strong desire to reach beyond #Brexit…
75% see #brexit as distracting from other pressing issues - both remain and leave supporters agree. People do trust experts. But they want a greater voice and say themselves. Only 21% think Britain will be better in 2030 than today. And yet, we don't despair.
We propose a new way forward on education - @JulianAstle and @LauraJPartridge explore what education for enlightenment looks like - mission-led by teachers, parents, and communities.… #edutwitter #education
.@BenedictDel and @Brhmie outline how we can have 'automation on our terms' and reach towards a new social contract.… #ai #tech
And following public dialogue, @edcox_rsa examines how to address 'Britain's new giants'. #inequality is at the very top of them. Shifting power to people and places critical - and #brexit is partly a result of not doing so.…
We propose ten 'foundations' for a 21st Century Enlightenment including radical devolution, an education of the 'head, hand and heart', a new social contract to support good work, #basicincome to combat economic insecurity, a new ten year plan to confront climate change, and more
My own essay looks at how progressive change can be achieved and takes as its lead the movement to abolish slavery in the Britain and its colonies. How can we bring together people, policy, experimentation and change?…
As #brexit crisis comes to crunch, we hope you will find these ideas interesting and compelling. We'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas - lets find a way of reaching to a more optimistic future. The whole collection is here… @theRSAorg
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