Post Tagged with: "poverty"

Review – Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen

Review – Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen

A valuable exposition of the case for universal basic income which nevertheless fails to recognise the revolutionary implications which its implementation would entail.

Fighting Poverty Through Targeted Measures

Fighting Poverty Through Targeted Measures

To achieve its goal of poverty alleviation, China’s government should first ensure that individual poverty alleviation programs are not captured by elites.

Inequality, Poverty and a ‘Human Economy’

Inequality, Poverty and a ‘Human Economy’

What might it mean to move to a human economy?

Global Poverty and Wealth

Global Poverty and Wealth

One of the major conundrums of our world is that poverty still exists amidst extreme wealth. Economic processes have lifted many out of poverty but have failed to mitigate income and wealth inequality.

Exploding Inequality is Killing Democracy

Exploding Inequality is Killing Democracy

“We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both” (Louis Brandeis, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1916-1939). “Democracy is first and foremost about equality: equality of power and equality of sharing in the benefits […]

A Critical Analysis of the Relationship between Democracy and Corruption

A Critical Analysis of the Relationship between Democracy and Corruption

There is evidence to support the claim that democracy can reduce corruption. Once democracy is consolidated, there is reason to believe that corruption can be reduced.

Protection from Protectors: Sexual Abuse in UN Peacekeeping Missions

Protection from Protectors: Sexual Abuse in UN Peacekeeping Missions

The UN has to live up to its commitment to eradicate sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers and act upon unknown outcomes and severely deficient victim assistance.

The Developing World’s Tragic Engagement with Microcredit

The Developing World’s Tragic Engagement with Microcredit

The microcredit model has tragically failed. Governments now need to establish community-based financial institutions that can promote sustainable pro-poor development.

Review – NGDOs and the Poverty Reduction Agenda

Review – NGDOs and the Poverty Reduction Agenda

Makuwira brings new ideas to the discussion of the role of NGOs in development, allowing for a more critical analysis of the relationships between global and local NGOs.

In the Footsteps of John XXIII: Pope Francis and the Embodiment of Vatican II

In the Footsteps of John XXIII: Pope Francis and the Embodiment of Vatican II

Pope Francis resembles Pope John XXIII more than any other pope of the past 50 years, and signs are positive he will be a shining example for interreligious dialogue and social justice.

Pope Francis: Radical and Conservative

Pope Francis: Radical and Conservative

In his actions on the world stage the conservatism of Pope Francis will overshadow his radicalism, but he has shown a radical side by taking the name of St. Francis of Assisi.

The Business of Ethics

The Business of Ethics

One of the challenges of teaching politics in a business school is that the students generally arrive in class after years where they have been taught to chase profit. What students often lack, though, is a sense of business ethics.

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