Flea markets drive economic growth in Ukraine
On weekends I often wander around a local flea market in Kyiv. I rarely buy anything but I love examining all the stuff people decide to get rid of to earn a bit of cash. Last weekend I noticed one woman who apparently had brought her tableware to market! I picked […]
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The Global Implications of Geoengineering
~If the earth must lose that great portion of its pleasantness which it owes to things that the unlimited increase of wealth and population would extirpate from it, for the mere purpose of enabling it to support a larger, but not a better or a happier population, I sincerely hope, […]
Poverty of spirit in the midst of economic prosperity
Ever since I was a little girl, my parents and teachers used to tell me that the secret to happiness and excellence lies in education. Good grades were synonymous with prosperity and wealth, they’d drill into me. Yet no one ever told me about life after school. What’s next? […]
¿Sostenibilidad? ¿Crecimiento? ¿Crecimiento inclusivo?
Abstract: Growth vs. Sustainability? Inclusive growth? These questions are actual future challenges. No one denies that. Yet here I suggest another way of reading those questions, of raising other questions and see deeper so that we can visualize what is actually at stake: human beings. Don’t mind me, I am […]
Inclusive Growth and Sustainability: Buzzwords or real 21st century challenges?
Traditional models of economic growth often disregard individual well-being. Do growth and improvements in the daily lives of citizens go hand in hand? When do these interests diverge? Here are responses from the Future Challenges bloggers.