From a talk and conversation at Northern PlaceShapers, April 10th 2019 A large part of public policy is concerned with where people live: are there enough houses? Are we maintaining them well enough? Are they secure, affordable and decent? And whose living in them? We know that housing matters enormously. It’s a huge source of […]
Books and Reports
Kindness, emotions and human relationships: The blind spot in public policy (2018)
It argues that there have been very good reasons for keeping kindness separate from public policy; but that the great public policy challenges of our time demand an approach that is more centred on relationships; and, with technology and artificial intelligence transforming the way we do things, it is imperative that we focus equally on our emotional intelligence.
Why Fight Poverty (2013)
The recent crisis seems set to leave us with an economy in which some may never work and there is little public sympathy for the poor. This book looks back at the struggle to end poverty and asks if it has been worth it. What would a poverty-free country be like?
The Grant Making Tango (2004)
An examination of the different issues facing the grant-making economy.