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Wiser Policy Forum: Launch Bulletin

Life Itself is excited to announce, in collaboration with our partners at Untitled, and UCL Professor of Collective Intelligence Geoff Mulgan, the Wiser Policy Forum. This initiative brings together stakeholders from across the spheres of civil society, policy and beyond to explore how we might take a wiser approach to some of the most pressing […]

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Wise Metrics

We have started thinking about a Wise Metrics Project. Our current metrics for social progress are simply not up to par. As our historic fixation with GDP shows, not only have we been measuring the wrong things but these measurements have been distorting our behaviour. To adequately guide our progress we must re-evaluate both what […]

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Andrew Yang’s Universal Basic Income Proposal (UBI) – does it add up?

Here at Life Itself we’ve had a longstanding, though sceptical, interest in Universal Basic Income (UBI) proposals. So we were excited to see this as a major plank in Andrew Yang’s presidential platform under the name of the “Freedom Dividend”. Yang may be an outsider and a longshot candidate but it’s still good to see […]

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Institute Policy Wellbeing

A Wellbeing Kuznets Curve

A Kuznets curve for well-being would state that initially well-being increases with material wealth but then at some point it actually starts declining (so as we get richer we get less happy!). To make this concrete think of this example: As wealth increases from a low base, health improves, more food = less hunger; community […]