Henrietta L. Moore

is the Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity and Chair in Philosophy, Culture and Design at UCL

Henrietta L. Moore.
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Brexit Is Making Us Blind To The Real Jobs Crisis

With more twists than many a TV soap opera and implications that will live with us for generations, it’s not surprising our public discourse is fixated on Brexit. But is it making us ignorant of the macrotrends that will have far greater consequences in the long run? More »


The Shameful Treatment Of Refugees Shows Why A Rethink Is Required

Like any other group of people, refugees are a resource, a basket of abilities and talents which, if harnessed and integrated appropriately, will be an asset wherever they settle More »


New Institutions of Globalisation? Professor Henrietta Moore speaks at Rebuilding Macroeconomics

Professor Henrietta Moore recently spoke at a workshop hosted by Rethinking Macroeconomics called The Institutions of Globalisation: Globalisation Hub Workshop Summary More »

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“Ebola is a product of a destructive and exploitative global economic system”

Like a sleepwalker roused from his dream, the world is slowly waking up to the full nightmare of the Ebola outbreak decimating west Africa. With small numbers of cases turning up in western countries, governments here are belatedly pledging action to fight the disease, which has already claimed almost 5,000 lives. Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea – all countries struggling to recover from wars still fresh in the memory – have buckled under the onslaught of this horrific virus. More »

Rwanda's foreign minister Louise Mushikiwabo, pictured here at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, is one of the women making up 61 per cent of politicians in parliament / Bloomberg

Despite setbacks, women are closing the gender pay gap. But there’s still plenty to fight for

We need to see a much deeper cultural and social change before we can truly claim gender inequalities are a thing of the past, says professor Henrietta Moore More »

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Here’s What ‘Spreadsheet Phil’ Should Have Done For A Truly Radical Budget

It’s true that the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, was able to produce a few headline-grabbing giveaways, especially around housing, an issue which the Prime Minister has pledged to take “personal charge” of solving. Cue an apparent injection of £44bn into housebuilding designed to see 300,000 new homes per year delivered by the middle of the next decade. More »

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Pepper the humanoid robot on display at SoftBank Robot World in Tokyo, Japan, this week. The organisers envisage a future where one trillion devices are connected to the internet and technology is integrated into humans

Artificial intelligence will enhance us, not replace us

In his 1990 book The Age of Intelligent Machines, the American computer scientist and futurist Ray Kurzweil made an astonishing prediction. Working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) throughout the 1970s and 1980s and having seen firsthand the remarkable advances in artificial intelligence pioneered there by Marvin Minsky and others, he forecast that a computer would pass the Turing test – the test of a machine's ability to match or be indistinguishable from human intelligence – between 2020 and 2050. More »


Forget a basic income—here’s how Universal Basic Services could fund housing and transport for all

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A state service provision could help our society cope with a changing job market. And best of all: it could be fiscally neutral

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Our Welfare System Needs A Radical Overhaul. It’s Time For Universal Basic Services

Professor Henrietta Moore

If the uproar created by the rollout of the Government’s new Universal Credit benefits system has shown us anything, it’s how fiendishly complex our current welfare system is.

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Institute for Global Prosperity publish first report on Universal Basic Services

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At a time of austerity, it is sometimes difficult to remember that the UK is one of the richest countries on the planet. Rising homelessness and the use of foodbanks are just a couple of indicators that a portion of our society is being left behind. In a move to rethink the country’s economic strategy, the Institute for Global Prosperity has published a paper that recommends an overhaul to conventional government policies.

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Democratising food: Why sustainable prosperity depends on a radical rethink in our approach to agriculture

Have we reached ‘peak democracy’?

Certainly, if we look at some global measures of democratic societies, it looks as though progress has stalled – and perhaps even gone into reverse.

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Professor Henrietta Moore to deliver University of Leuven Inaugural Anthropology Lecture 2017

To celebrate the opening of the new academic year, the social and cultural anthropology programme of the Leuven Faculty of Social Sciences has invited Professor Henrietta Moore to deliver the 2017 inaugural anthropology lecture.

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To fight desertification we need to drive diversity on farms and plates

Farmland in Kenya’s north has deteriorated because of loss of soil nutrients and agro-biodiversity, putting livelihoods of 12 million people at risk.

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