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Outside the Echo Chamber – David Goodhart

Outside the Echo Chamber is a series of events where the aim is to offer an opportunity to have conversations with people you wouldn’t normally meet in your day to day life. In this episode we welcome David Goodhart and will be discussing the causes of widening socioeconomic inequality and political polarisation, how the future will be impacted by Covid-19, AI and automation (to name a few), and what we can do about it.

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Reimagining Britain in a Changing World
<p>In our second series of Outside the Echo Chamber,’Reimagining Britain in a Changing World’, we will be asking questions to some of the main challenges the country faces in a world beset by social, economic and environmental issues.</p> <p>In our opening talk, including Q&A, we welcome David Goodhart. We will be discussing the causes of widening socioeconomic inequality and political polarisation, how the future will be impacted by Covid-19, AI and automation (to name a few), and what we can do about it.</p>
<p>David Goodhart is a journalist, author and think tanker—currently head of the demography unit at the Policy Exchange think tank. He is the founder and former editor of Prospect magazine and the former director of the centre-left think tank Demos.</p> <p>His 2013 book “The British Dream: Successes and Failures of Post-War Immigration” was runner up for the Orwell book prize. In his last book published in 2017 (a Sunday Times bestseller) The Road to Somewhere: The New Tribes Shaping British Politics, Goodhart identified the value divisions in British society that help to explain the Brexit vote and the rise of populism.</p> <p>His latest book, just published, Head, Hand, Heart: The Struggle for Dignity and Status in the 21st Century argues that many of the modern world’s troubles arise from allocating too much reward and status to just one form of human aptitude: cognitive ability.</p>

About the host

<p>Matt leads our newly created Corporate Engagement Programme, which aims to foster better relationships with our City neighbours and open new dialogues on the work of St Ethelburga’s.</p> <p>Matt joins us following a career in corporate insurance which has seen him work on assignments in the UK and throughout Asia and the Middle East. Most recently, Matt has completed an MA in Regenerative Economics at Schumacher College, with particular interest in systems thinking and creating new narratives around the climate crisis.</p>

About this series

<p>Outside the Echo Chamber is a collaboration between RSM and St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation & Peace. The aim is to bring you into contact with high quality speakers from a range of sectors who you wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to meet.</p> <p>RSM are the corporate sponsors of Outside the Echo Chamber series. RSM is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market leaders, globally.</p>

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