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About David Boyle

David Boyle is a director of two new thinktanks dedicated to system change – Radix ( and the New Weather Institute ( He writes here in a personal capacity. 

Articles by David Boyle

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Sunny Hundal is openDemocracy’s social media editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Why I can't vote Labour

We urgently need to go forward, not hanker for the past.

A well-being world

The measuring of official policy by its impact on the quality of human life is progress. But only if the governments that proclaim the idea are serious, says David Boyle.

Anita, and the future of business

The business pioneer and environmental and human-rights campaigner Anita Roddick will be seen as one of the key figures of the last century, says David Boyle.

Strip-mining communities

The useful, life-giving and non-remunerative work people do for each other is not included in governments' calculation of economic value. It should be, says David Boyle.
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