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Small is the New Big

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A sense of wellbeing is what really matters in life, and this should be at the heart of all politics. The UK is the sixth-richest country in the world, yet many people don't feel a sense of contentment, fulfilment or satisfaction with life. Government ministers, bankers, business leaders, media and our economists continue to chant the mantra "economic growth, economic growth and more economic growth". We never stop for a moment to think and ask the question: Is this endless economic growth sustainable? And what after all is the raison d'être of the economy?

We need a new movement of awareness and action that puts community wellbeing, instead of economic growth, at the heart of politics. In this issue we look at positive changes that could lead to healthier people and a healthier planet.

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Feature articles

Small is the New big

Small is the New big

Vandana Shiva reminds us that in the smallest seed lies the potential of the largest tree and that the very future of food security in India (and indeed worldwide) lies in protecting and promoting the country's small farmers.
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The Real Power in Politics

The Real Power in Politics

Environmental campaigner and former politician Donnachadh McCarthy exposes the truth behind corporate lobbyists and their role in blocking key decisions on green policies.
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The Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama

For more than five decades he has inspired the Tibetan people, maintained their traditions and kept their sense of identity alive. Hylton Murray-Philipson asks, "What keeps the Dalai Lama going?"
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Reviews

Purity of Solitude

Purity of Solitude

Ralph Pite reviews Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga and asks whether withdrawal into Nature really does provide a cure for the ills of civilisation?
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A Message of Hope

A Message of Hope

Jackie Morris reviews The Promise and discovers an astonishing children's book that reaches out to children and adults alike. This book takes the reader to places they may rather not go, but ultimately brings a message to be treasured.
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What's the Beef?

What's the Beef?

Lab-grown meat produces up to 96% lower greenhouse-gas emissions than conventional meat. It could solve the environmental and ethical problems of industrial agriculture. But will anyone want to eat it? Tom Levitt reports.
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Small is the New big, Illustration by Katie Scott © 2012 Seed Matters; The Real Power in Politics, Illustration by Alberto Ruggieri; The Dalai Lama, Illustration by Susan Claire; Purity of Solitude, © www.penguin.co.uk; A Message of Hope, Illustration © 2013 Laura Carlin/The Promise www.walker.co.uk; What's the Beef?, © Szorstki/www.sxc.hu

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