Politics, they say, is the art of the possible. But the possible is not fixed. What we believe is possible depends on our knowledge and beliefs about the world. Ideas can change the world, and Green House is about challenging the ideas that have created the world we live in now, and offering positive alternatives.
The problems we face are systemic, and so the changes we need to make are complex and interconnected. Many of the critical analyses and policy prescriptions that will be part of the new paradigm are already out there. Our aim is to communicate them more clearly, and more widely.
In this, we remain independent of political parties, campaigns or commercial vested interests, but are happy to cooperate with anybody – individuals or organisations – who shares our beliefs and our sense of urgency.
In late 2019 we adopted a strategy that sets out how we will take forward our work over the next few years.
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There is an important sense in which you are what you read. In this spirit, and so that you can see where we are coming from, as well as where we are going to, we have put together a list of books that have informed and influenced us.
We have limited ourselves to ten books each and have provided you with a brief commentary. The list is fairly eclectic and should provide something for all tastes.