The Welfare State versus the Community
With discord over the policies of austerity racing across Europe and infiltrating US politics, the welfare state has unceremoniously revealed yet another major flaw—it fails to provide social cohesion and directly fosters public strife. During difficult economic times, when people are in the most need of financial, emotional, and communal […]
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The economic boom in Queensland: the social fallout Australia never predicted
This recent article from Salon describes the evolution of a zero-sum game scenario between the Indigenous Amazonian Shuar tribe and international mining companies backed by the Ecuadorian government. The government clearly believes that it cannot remain viable without using Ecuador’s mineral resources as collateral for foreign loans. The Shuar, for […]
Hello neighbour. Would you join us for a coffee?
In Brisbane, one group is taking active steps to make things more ‘amicable’ between the diverse groups in this fine city.
Water is Far More Than a Resource!
Water needs to be viewed in the broader context of culture and society rather than as a resource. Respect towards our natural elements will help fight the cancer of pollution & depletion.
Dennis Snower on creating a global identity
During this year’s Salzburg Trilogue, Dennis Snower gave an interview on the Global Economic Symposium’s attempt to create global identity. He concludes that global problems like climate change and the financial crisis cannot be sufficiently addressed on the national level; they require global cooperation and global solutions. “The GES is […]