''…There is a tendency – particularly for women – to believe that if they work hard and for long enough they will be sufficiently recognized and rewarded. Genna Gardini, a writer and educator, spent many years trying to make herself invisible in order to “quietly produce interesting work that surprises people”. However, upon reflection, she learned... Continue Reading →
Globalization is neither feasible nor desirable. The problems are not with globalization, but with how it has been managed. IMF, World Bank and WTO have served the interest of the advanced industrialized countries particularly narrow mind-sets rather than developing world. Pfofessor Joseph Stiglitz believes globalization can be reshaped to realize its potentials. Government can, and... Continue Reading →
Ecstasy is only out of agony -- and the deeper the agony, the deeper the ecstasy will be; total the agony, total will be the ecstasy. Everything has to be paid for. For ecstasy, we have to pay in agony. One has to go through deep pain to get rid of pain. Pain is cleansing.... Continue Reading →
Oscar Schwartz: Can a computer write poetry? If you read a poem and feel moved by it, but then find out it was actually written by a computer, would you feel differently about the experience? Would you think that the computer had expressed itself and been creative, or would you feel like you had fallen... Continue Reading →
Good evaluation involves everyone, not just the evaluators. With more development programmes being multi-partner or consortium led, involving everyone becomes challenging. Having a shared understanding of what is required from people, what type of information impact evaluation can produce, and what it can or can’t do, will cool off unrealistic expectations and reduce the risk of unpleasant surprises later on.
HSBC’s meltdown has left business customers unable to pay salaries or suppliers, but this is not the first time such a crisis has hit a British bank.
Stiglitz said the best way to save the European political project was “to let the euro go … Not only has there been evidence of a lack of solidarity, there is even a misunderstanding of what solidarity is, and you can’t have a group of countries with the same economic arrangements without some degree of solidarity.”
For another thing, flying home meant her father rising at three in the morning, driving a hundred miles to meet her in Mobile, and doing a full day’s work afterwards: he was seventy-two now and this was no longer fair. Continue reading
The humanitarian impact has been colossal—40 percent of children now live in poverty, infant mortality is sky-rocketing and youth unemployment is close to 50 percent. Corruption, tax evasion and bad accounting by previous Greek governments helped create the debt problem. Continue reading
In total the richest ten per cent receives £977.4 million in transport subsidy; the poorest ten per cent receives just £296.7 million. Per household the richest ten per cent receives nearly double the subsidy of the poorest ten per cent, £294 per year compared to £162 for the poorest households. For the rail system alone the richest ten per cent receives over three and a half times Continue reading
For all of us who live and work at the sharp end of cuts – minimum-wage employees surviving on diminishing benefits, disabled people, tenants facing eviction, NHS employees – the destructive impact of austerity is clear. Austerity damages society, It is a smokescreen for the ideologically driven destruction of the welfare state and all the evidence shows that it’s bad for economic growth, too.
Paul Tudor Jones II loves capitalism. It's a system that has done him very well over the last few decades. Nonetheless, the hedge fund manager and philanthropist is concerned that a laser focus on profits is, as he puts it, "threatening the very underpinnings of society." In this thoughtful, passionate talk, he outlines his planned counter-offensive, which centers on the concept of "justness." ...
Important tips for the success of projects, may be it is a book writing or starting a business. The MIT educated Brazilian Bel Pesce shears her book writing story- Bel Pesce: 5 ways to kill your dreams #TED : http://on.ted.com/j0rat Posted from WordPress for Android