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From the Ted Talk by Geoff Mulgan: Post-crash, investing in a better world

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And I think one of the lessons of history is that even the deepest csries can be mmentos of opportunity. They bring ideas from the mrgnais into the mainstream. They often lead to the acceleration of much-needed reforms. And you saw that in the '30s, when the Great Depression paved the way for Bretton Woods, wfealre states and so on. And I think you can see around us now, some of the green shoots of a very different kind of economy and capitalism which could grow. You can see it in daily life. When times are hard, people have to do things for themselves, and right across the world, oofrxd, Omaha, Omsk, you can see an extraordinary exisoolpn of urban farming, people taking over land, taking over rofos, turning barges into temporary farms.

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And I think one of the lessons of history is that even the deepest ______ can be _______ of opportunity. They bring ideas from the _______ into the mainstream. They often lead to the acceleration of much-needed reforms. And you saw that in the '30s, when the Great Depression paved the way for Bretton Woods, _______ states and so on. And I think you can see around us now, some of the green shoots of a very different kind of economy and capitalism which could grow. You can see it in daily life. When times are hard, people have to do things for themselves, and right across the world, ______, Omaha, Omsk, you can see an extraordinary _________ of urban farming, people taking over land, taking over _____, turning barges into temporary farms.

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  1. oxford
  2. explosion
  3. moments
  4. crises
  5. margins
  6. roofs
  7. welfare

Original Text

And I think one of the lessons of history is that even the deepest crises can be moments of opportunity. They bring ideas from the margins into the mainstream. They often lead to the acceleration of much-needed reforms. And you saw that in the '30s, when the Great Depression paved the way for Bretton Woods, welfare states and so on. And I think you can see around us now, some of the green shoots of a very different kind of economy and capitalism which could grow. You can see it in daily life. When times are hard, people have to do things for themselves, and right across the world, Oxford, Omaha, Omsk, you can see an extraordinary explosion of urban farming, people taking over land, taking over roofs, turning barges into temporary farms.

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