Public understanding of economics and economic statistics
This reveals a general scepticism about economic stats and a lack of understanding of basic economic concepts like GDP
Takeaways from Narrative Power and Collective Action Vol. 2
Alice shares her reflections on Oxfam and On Think Tank’s second volume of conversations with people working in the narrative change space (shared in the last newsletter).
Polyvocal narrative strategy: Turning many voices into durable change
Narrative Initiative’s take on harnessing cacophony to create symphony, ‘a polyvocal approach to change is like an ocean current: pulling water across the ocean and holding the power to shape landscapes’.
Care Work is Climate Work
Shot before Covid-19, we hear from care workers, whose visions of an economy anchored by care can offer a pathway beyond our crises. From The Leap.
Thriving and Just Societies: Lord Goldsmith
Zac Goldsmith challenges the narrative of separation, and suggests that “A green recovery isn’t a nice to have, it’s a duty”.
The Twilight of the Ethical Consumer
“Ethical Consumerism is a grossly inadequate and unequal response to our most pressing problems”. A punchy rallying cry for people to unite and act with more than their wallets.
Strategies to Motivate for the Collective Good
Dr. Yoeli from the Applied Cooperation Team explores what encourages altruistic behaviours, from group dynamics to the meaning of community, in the context of the pandemic.
To Save The Climate We Have to Reimagine Capitalism
The Harvard Business School Professor has become a prolific proponent of resetting capitalism, using framing and language aimed at the corporate class.
Economics For The People
“Against the capitalist creeds of scarcity and self-interest, a plan for humanity’s shared flourishing is finally coming into view” – one that places planetary and human wellbeing front and centre.
It’s Time To Reset
North Face goes all Patagonia with a pledge to “challenge ourselves, our athletes and everyone” to “be the change we seek”, fronted by Lena Waith & Alex Honnold.
Help us Build Back Equal
We’re seeing more and more framing around ‘care’ as an organising narrative, and this is a good example. As we think about resetting our economy in this moment, it clearly needs to be prioritised.
How to Communicate & Organize the Degrowth Movement Better
Suggestions include making the possibility of change maximally credible, showing, not telling, what the blind pursuit of growth is, and focusing on attracting broad support, "with few people from every social group - rather than all people in one social group."