Social Inequality in Brazil: The People, Politics and the World Cup
This post was written by Victoria Livingstone and posted on Fair Observer. You can find the original post here. Brazilians are unified in their frustration with the government before the World Cup. On May 20, bus drivers in São Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city, went on strike, closing 11 major terminals and […]
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How to really ‘Live Below the Line’
The annual ‘Live Below the Line’ campaign is on again this month. The campaign is described as ‘a way to better understand extreme poverty’ and involves participants eating for $2AUD a day for 5 days. The campaign began in Melbourne in 2010, supported by Australian NGO’s The Oaktree Foundation and […]
The Inequality Timebomb: how the financial crisis created a social crisis
Is inequality rising? What are the different facets of inequality? Future Challenges bloggers from around the world write about this critical issue.
Hunger, ‘laziness’ and the other Brazil
The article responds to the Secrets of Transformation multimedia series, a joint project of Bertelsmann Transformation Index and Deutsche Welle. Are you hungry? Mix a glass of water with a tablespoon of sugar and drink it. Then, eat nothing and do it again tomorrow. And the next day. If you have kids, offer the same […]
Communist nostalgia – “a lost in globalization” syndrome?
Nostalgia over communism is on the rise in Eastern Europe. So are public protests. Are these symptoms of Easterners “lost in globalization”? Most probably they are just so much living proof that post-socialist regimes have failed to provide a social safety net for their most vulnerable citizens. What’s more, governance […]