#103: A Labor Intellectual's Plan To Rebraid Our Frayed Social Fabric - Andrew Leigh
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Dr Andrew Leigh MP is an economist and Federal Labor parliamentarian.

Show notes
Selected links

 •Follow Andrew: Website | Twitter
 •Reconnected, by Andrew Leigh and Nick Terrell
 •Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville
 •Bowling Alone, by Robert Putnam
 •Disconnected, by Andrew Leigh

Topics discussed

 •What has Andrew's experience of the pandemic been like? 7:54
 •Andrew's vision for Australian society. 9:40
 •What was it like to work under Robert Putnam? 12:27
 •What are some of the big lessons Andrew learned from Putnam? 15:00
 •What is Andrew's research system? 17:43
 •What is 'social capital'? 18:12
 •What is the story of the decline of social capital in Australia? 19:24
 •Pushing back on the idea of social capital. 21:17
 •Andrew's favourite examples of social entrepreneurship in Australia. 29:00
 •Has the net effect of the digital world been to connect or disconnect us? 31:38
 •Why are some organisations better at building social capital than others? 35:07
 •How does Andrew think about religion? 36:40
 •How can we increase social capital by using systems or design thinking? 41:37
 •What impactful community organisation is no one building? 44:05
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