Social Policy Bonds blog

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Comment about current policy and politics, and how Social Policy Bonds could improve them



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Douglas Rushkoff, after chatting to 'five super-wealthy guys — yes, all men — from the upper echelon of the hedge fund world', fills us in on their priorities:they were preparing for a digital future that had a whole lot less to do with...

John Lanchester quotes Adam Smith: ‘Commerce and manufactures gradually introduced order and good government, and with them, the liberty and security of individuals, among the inhabitants of the country, who had before lived almost in a continual s...

It’s now thirty years since I first floated the idea Social Policy Bonds at a meeting of the Australian Agricultural Economics Society in Blenheim, New Zealand. My aim was to inject the market’s incentives and efficiencies into the achievement of...

 From the current New Scientist:  It turns out that vegan-friendly alternatives to fur and leather, as seen on display at Australia’s recent Fashion Week (above), can harm sea creatures, because they are made of that other pervasive eco...

William Hall and others write:  When asked what she would do with a useful new antibiotic, the chief medical officer for England, Sally Davis, said that the drug “would need a stewardship program”—that is, that systems would have to be in...

In my efforts to promulgate Social Policy Bonds I’ve usually emphasised their efficiency, which arises from a number of sources, including their harnessing of market forces, their encouragement of diverse, long-term approaches, and their capacity t...

When the cause of a social problem cannot - yet - clearly be identified then targeting the outcome we wish to achieve, and rewarding people for achieving it, could be the way to go. This is the Social Policy Bond approach. Many social and environment...







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