disruptive ideas vol.2 no. 23

What is life really like for disabled people? The Disability Diaries reveal all

“We asked seven people to keep diaries for a month to document the reality of being disabled in Britain today. Frances Ryan reflects on the issues that arose – public transport, employment, housing, attitudes – and meets four of the diarists.” – Read More

Is a universal basic income “challenging but possible”?

“As a political project, Universal Basic Income offers a big-picture solution that appeals to people tired of technocratic solutions that have been shown to have failed and a democratic politics, seen as increasingly in thrall to the big end of town, that is unable to confront challenges that are both local and global.” – Read More

Firms learn that as they help charities, they also help their brands

“Adopting a tiger in India, donating yoga classes to disadvantaged children in Los Angeles or building homes for residents of a struggling New Jersey city might seem unrelated. But in corporate philanthropy, they are part of the same trend: a desire by companies to show customers and employees that they are not just interested in profits, but that they care about the state of the world. And saying so is not enough.” – Read More

Children raised by same-sex parents do as well as their peers, study shows

“Comprehensive review in Medical Journal of Australia concludes main threat to same-sex parented children is discrimination.” – Read More

In search of distraction

“We tend to valorise paying attention, but should we? As Diderot had it, distraction allows ideas to strike against or reawaken one another…” – Read More


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