4 Surfing alone? E-commerce and social capital

Ben Jupp and Tom Bentley

Introduction

Do you generally trust others? Do you get involved in your local school or neighbourhood association? Are you interested in politics? Your answers to these questions indicate something about the UK's sustainability.

Sustainability requires much more than looking after our physical environment. Social and economic contexts are equally important. The UK needs people with skills and good health, low levels of crime, investment in infrastructure and technology. More than anything else, people need to be able to work together. While none of us can be sure of the challenges we will face in the future, we can be certain that meeting them will require cooperation. In ...

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