Is this pandemic crisis an opportunity to change the world for the better?

The New Ism conversations Mel Young and Alexandra Matthews, the founders of The New Ism, are practising social distancing at home in Edinburgh and London respectively: we wanted to take the opportunity to discuss how this time of change and reflection could be harnessed to create a New Ism when all this is over. As … Continue reading Is this pandemic crisis an opportunity to change the world for the better?

When we get back to normal: Time for a new economic paradigm?

Eventually we will poke or noses out of our hutches. The virus storm will have passed. And we will return to our normal. “When we get back to normal” - how many times do we hear that at the moment? Hundreds of times a day. There seems to be a presumption that once the Covid-19 … Continue reading When we get back to normal: Time for a new economic paradigm?

Could philanthropy ever replace tax?

The New Ism founders Mel Young and Alex Matthews discuss whether tax could ever be replaced by philanthropy. MY: There was a very interesting discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year when one of the speakers, Rutger Bregman, talked about the imperative for companies - particularly big corporations - to pay tax. … Continue reading Could philanthropy ever replace tax?