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The RSA’s chief executive, Matthew Taylor, puts a range of experts and thinkers on the spot by asking for one big idea to help build effective bridges to our new future.

Bridges to the Future The RSA

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The RSA’s chief executive, Matthew Taylor, puts a range of experts and thinkers on the spot by asking for one big idea to help build effective bridges to our new future.

    Have 'smart' people become too powerful?

    Have 'smart' people become too powerful?

    Writer David Goodhart argues that if there's one thing we've learnt from the pandemic it is the urgent need to reassess who adds real value to our society.

    • 33 min
    Yanis Varoufakis

    Yanis Varoufakis

    How can a Marxist-feminist, a libertarian ex-banker and a maverick technologist help us navigate our new future? Economist Yanis Varoufakis explains all.

    • 33 min
    How do we find new ways to tackle historic problems?

    How do we find new ways to tackle historic problems?

    As the footballer Marcus Rashford has shown, it's not just the power of celebrity that can bring about real change but the way that an issue is framed and presented.

    This week Matthew meets three individuals - a charity worker, a politician and a social entrepreneur - to hear their big ideas to reframe arguments for progressive change, and to help solve complex issues such as child poverty and inequality.

    • 53 min
    Should we turn the United Kingdom in to a German-style federation?

    Should we turn the United Kingdom in to a German-style federation?

    Andrew Adonis makes the case for a new UK-wide system to help bolster democratic liberalism and banish today's toxic and bitterly partisan climate.

    • 29 min
    Is humanity standing at a precipice?

    Is humanity standing at a precipice?

    Philosopher Toby Ord explains why we need big ideas to help us reach safety before it's too late.

    • 29 min
    Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin

    Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin

    Is there a solution to the climate change crisis which can also raise living standards and protect livelihoods? Philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky and economist Robert Pollin make the case for their 'green new deal'.

    • 34 min

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