Changing the discourse – a 6-page thinkpiece on framing, by Compass. Includes this great quote from Karl Polanyi on the “negative freedoms” of liberal utopianism: “the freedom to exploit one’s fellows, or the freedom to make inordinate gains without commensurable service to the community, the freedom to keep technological benefits from being used for public benefit, or the freedom to profit from public calamities secretly engineered for private advantage.
On reclaiming ‘freedom’ – how the value of freedom has been co-opted by market ideology – “in the context of a consumer society freedom today is less an Enlightenment virtue than it is the call to go shopping” – and how we should rebalance “rights and responsibilities that favour the freedom of the many rather than the few.
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