Going back 30 years? The new political refugees from Brazil
Yesterday, lawyer Eloisa Samy sought the Consulate of Uruguay in Rio de Janeiro seeking asylum. She is one of the 23 Human Rights activists that were arrested “preemptively” a day before the final match of the World Cup
A globalized economy also means globalized ideology and globalized prejudice…
On the one hand economic globalization brings us all together – well, globalization itself does that, but anyway… on the other, people are increasingly bewildered by the lack of transparency on the part of government and enterprise. If it’s true that worlds of information are only a mouse click away, […]
Brazilian infrastructure projects and the spurious benefits of accelerated growth
Why do we need growth? It’s impossible for the planet to cope with unlimited growth and yet we never stop wanting more: more production, more goods, more consumption. But do such trends actually benefit the whole population or we are just talking about a way capitalism has found to recreate […]
Embrace cultural change, don’t fight it!
Analysis on the cultural shifts brought by migrant waves, debating whether if this brings real change to local realities or whether it is just a commonplace phenomenon overvalued today. Cultures simply change, can we do something about it?
Demolition of the welfare state: what comes after?
Does the demolition of the welfare state mean the emergence of a new social model? Development based on consumption is not the answer; should we change our habits or keep repeating the old mistakes? The European crisis has imposed new problems on the world for which we must find new solutions.