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Hi David,

Mr. Halpern has obviously been studying Muhamar El-Ghaddafi's Green Book, which used to set out a similar idyllic vision of empowered local citizens debating issues and sharing communal tasks.

Coming from a generation of (New Labour) technocrats who on the whole have no moral compass whatsoever, I find these ideas scary to say the least. You are spot on to focus on the home cooked version.

Many societies do what Halpern describes, and have much stronger social capital than we do, but I have real doubts that you can create it (especially through government intervention) where it does not exist. Perhaps they should call it GM-social capital.....

These are cultural problem that require much deeper changes to the way we live if they are to be addressed.

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