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This House Believes a Society of Giving is Impossible

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Why should we give? Is it possible to make giving the focus of our society? Or is it nothing more than an idealistic dream?JIMMY WALES - Co-founder of Wikipedia. In 2007 he was chosen by the World Economic Forum as one of their Young Global Leaders to create an action plan to achieve their global vision plan in 2030.LILY COLE - Model and actress that graced the cover of British Vogue at just 16. She has worked with brands including Alexander McQueen, Chanel & LV. In May she will launch a socially networked gift economy website & app, Impossible, which will open exclusively to Cambridge students.DAVID HALPERN - Previously Chief Analyst in the Prime minister's strategy Unit, David served under both Gordon Brown and Tony Blair. He is a former student and lecturer of psychology at Cambridge, and current Director of the government's Behavioral Insights Team in No 10.JAMES SUZMAN - Director of Anthropos, the world's leading journal on anthropology and linguistics, he was the director of the European Commission's Regional Rights Assessment in Southern Africa, holding the position of Smuts Commonwealth Fellow in African Studies.GENEVIEVE VAUGHAN - Genevieve is a well-known, influential figure & benefactor within the Global Feminist and Gift Economy movements. In 1997 Genevieve published 'For-Giving: A Feminist Criticism of Exchange', which has been published in over five languages.SAM GYIMAH - Sam Gyimah is the Conservative MP for East Surrey & Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister. A former investment banker, he has served as school governor & is a supporter of several charities including Crisis & the Down Syndrome Association.Results:Ayes: 96Noes: 117

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