Experts and experimental government | Geoff Mulgan

The idea of giving a clever man a desk in Whitehall is outdated, argues Geoff Mulgan in the third of our series on scientific advice. We need to take seriously the evidence about evidenceGovernments should want and even crave the best possible scientific advice. With reliable knowledge come better decisions, fewer mistakes and more results […]
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The UK economy can still create jobs | Geoff Mulgan

Traditional employers are shedding staff, but there will be major growth areas. Britain has to start making the most of themOn both sides of the Atlantic there’s precious little sign of confidence in leaders’ ability to create jobs, whether with another round of fiscal stimulus, or promised waves of business start-ups. in Britain, the sectors […]
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The 50 new radicals

Last autumn the Observer joined forces with Nesta to find examples of inspirational Britons improving the lives of people and communities across the country in radical and creative ways. Here’s how we arrived at the 50 visionary projects Tell us who we missedLast November, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (Nesta) teamed […]
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