Inclusive Growth? Let’s first evaluate!
Can we achieve inclusive growth? Of course we can. How can we achieve it? Well, that’s complicated…and nobody really knows for sure. When aiming for equal distribution of wealth across society, heedless of the adage that the road to success is paved with many failures, most governmental agencies and civil […]
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Living in India with the European Crisis!
Whenever I switch on my television or flip through a current affairs magazine, news of the devaluation of the rupee is the inevitable main topic, alongside news of the euro crisis. The euro crisis has shaken us and has made us wonder that if a powerful and unified economy […]
Five Reasons Why We Need a New Perspective on Consumption
This post was produced for the Global Economic Symposium 2013 to accompany a session on “Towards Sustainable Consumption.” Read more at http://blog.global-economic-symposium.org/. The concept of “sustainable consumption” comes from the straightforward insight about the limits of our ecology to sustain the Earth’s burgeoning population; as one African elder summarized the meaning of sustainable […]
Britain’s welfare state – an outsider’s view
High numbers of pensioners, young people’s drive for education and prosperity and the growing gap between the young and the rich are all changing the British landscape. The welfare state which provides assistance to all of its citizens is slowly dying and being replaced by a new way of thinking: […]
Egypt: The myth of free education
Ever since Gamal Abdul Nasser first laid the cornerstone for granting every Egyptian the right to free education, we have enjoyed the “liberty” of so-called “free” education. Nasser had some ideals he wanted to achieve, and he did a lot for the poor and the oppressed – who have turned […]