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How to make a better world: A. C. Grayling


It’s easy to feel a sense of powerlessness where every morning we’re greeted with news of climate catastrophes, grave social injustice and senseless violence. So how can we muster the courage to forge a new path and turn things around? Is it still possible to make the world a better place? 

Anything that can be done, will be done if it brings profit or advantage to whoever can see that it’s done.


Democracies have a problem, particularly our democracy – we just don't think about the kind of externalities that we are imposing on our own population. Certainly in relation to climate, I think we are not thinking clearly enough and thoughtfully enough about the externalities that we are imposing on other populations. 


Hear from philosopher A. C. Grayling as he first shares the pragmatic solutions and answers to the big challenges that are troubling us today – climate change, technology and justice – followed by an in-conversation with UNSW’s Jeremy Moss. Together they will span everything from the small personal changes we can make in our lives to transform the world for good to how we can work together as a community to decarbonise the economy.