An evening hosted Live Simply and compered by Dr. Phil Hammond of Radio Bristol ……
Root Causes – Bold Solutions:
Once again Keynsham’s Live Simply group bring startling and profound thought to Keynsham Music Festival – on the them of living in and making a healthy community. This year brings two internationally known experts
Dr Eve Poole teaches leadership and ethics, and writes about theology and capitalism. Her first career was working for the Church of England, her second, Deloitte Consulting, and her third, Ashridge Business School. Much of her energy has been focused on bringing these worlds together, so that leaders feel confident to lead well, within systems that serve the common good.
She says: I reckon my key message will be: Capitalism as we know it was built around 7 core design assumptions. Over time, the world has changed, but economists stick doggedly to rules that are now well past their sell-by date. Their intransigence means that public policy is stuck with a system that is slowly poisoning itself. Every time we try to tell the emperor he has no clothes, we’re told we’re not qualified to judge. So here is an opportunity to tool yourself up on what these 7 assumptions are, why they don’t work any more, and how we might start fighting back, through everyday things like ethical shopping, and scrutinising our bank statements.
Dr Kate Rawles studied philosophy at Aberdeen University, and environmental philosophy at Glasgow and Colorado State Universities. She was an indoor philosophy lecturer at Lancaster University for nearly a decade before leaving to work freelance in 2000. From 2004-2014 she worked half-time as a lecturer in Outdoor Studies at the University of Cumbria – teaching ‘big picture’ environmental issues, sustainability, environmental education and a bit of sea kayaking
I am passionate about the need for urgent, effective and suitably radical responses to our multiple environmental challenges, including a thorough overhaul of our values and worldviews.
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