David Cameron is talking about super interesting things in the UK at the moment:
“The Big Society is about a huge culture change – where people, in their everyday lives, in their homes, in their neighbourhoods, in their workplace – don’t always turn to officials, local authorities or central government for answers to the problems they face but instead feel both free and powerful enough to help themselves and their own communities. It’s about people setting up great new schools. Businesses helping people getting trained for work. Charities working to rehabilitate offenders. It’s about liberation – the biggest, most dramatic redistribution of power to the man and woman on the street.”
He’s talking about the UK government as platform and wanting to implement it. Last week, he totally restructured the NHS so it becomes more of a platform, rather than top-down, micromanagement. Here’s my post on The Future Well about what this means to the future of health in the UK.