Let’s just get on and do it! Economics has nothing to do with changing the world. I’ve never heard a bigger bunch of crap in my life.
Social innovation is a term used globally to describe and identify quite different activities. We propose a definition that is value-laden, distinctive and focused – from inception to impact – on equality, justice and empowerment.
It’s an unlikely mix. A Jewish charity providing services to people with learning disabilities and autism, a psychologist who is also a mosaic artist, the Church of England’s Near Neighbours Project, the British Department of Communities and Local Government, The Dragonfly Collective and the London suburb Edgware (kind of like any suburb in Melbourne ‘at the end of the line’).
Brand is an unauthorized, unqualified intrusion into political discourse. Brand is the town clown, the court jester, the ‘idiot’ many readily dismiss. There has never been a more urgent time than this for a Russell Brand – and many more like him.
Whether in London or Melbourne thinking about the world and what is happening can make you feel pretty gloomy. We can feel powerless when seeking change and gloom at the cruelty of those who use their military or political might to punish innocent children, women and men. Read more