Tuesday 1 May 2012 Society Wars
The Battle for Social Policy
A print taster of what some of the contributors to the Battle of Ideas 2011 Battle for Social Policy strand had to say.
AUTHOR: Dave Clements and Martin Earnshaw (eds.)
Big society, broken society, sick society, stuck society? Who gets to say how we should behave when it comes to what we smoke, drink and eat? Politicians, nudgers, doctors? Should volunteering for the greater good be compulsory? Is living life dependent on welfare actually making people morally and physically sick? Should our schools become ‘engines of social mobility’ or are they ill-equipped to tackle ingrained social inequalities?
These were the big questions that we sought to answer at the Battle of Ideas in October 2011 at the Royal College of Art, London. Here, in print is a taster of what some of our debaters had to say.