Capitalist labour transitions are a heavy burden on the working class and society in general, but they are also one of the cornerstones of progress. We can solve this problem in an economically practical as well as morally and socially desirable through the creation of a strong social welfare system.
We have an ever-accelerating journalism cycle that is making mistakes, shortening our attention spans, presenting opinion as news, and trivializing our political debates. Media literacy is the only reliable cure, and we all need to learn it. Fast.
Tony Robbins gave a blockbuster talk at TED on the subject of what motivates people. One of the most interesting occurrences we have ever seen happened in this talk, when Tony ran off the stage to high-five Al Gore. This happened right after Tony asked the audience to list things that were excuses for failing to […]
We believe that voluntary collaborative efforts towards SD are more effective than personal or involuntary efforts towards SD, and this article is intended to describe the major reasons why.
The ladder of development is a useful concept that we first found in Jeffrey Sachs’ excellent book ‘The End of Poverty’. This concept provides a useful framework for the discussion of economic development with regards to poverty reduction. This is a conceptual tool, not necessarily a framework for understanding all of economics.
Contents1 Extreme Poverty1.1 Why one dollar per day?1.2 Constant danger1.3 Poverty trap1.4 Require external help1.5 Extreme urban poverty2 Moderate Poverty3 Relative Poverty4 Measuring Poverty5 Alleviating Poverty Every country has people living in poverty. Here we will distinguish between people living in extreme poverty, moderate poverty, and relative poverty1 . A person in relative poverty has consistent access […]
This book was published in 1954, amid what the author, Dr. Joseph Wood Krutch, calls ‘The Age of Anxiety’. The world had just suffered through two wars that heavily eroded the optimism that had existed at the beginning of the 20th century. The tremendous destruction had seriously shaken the ideals of the world. This led […]