We are no longer just Europeans, we are now passengers of the same vessel called Planet Earth. Are we still sleepwalking on deck? Or are our eyes wide open to charting a new course?
Will the world after Covid-19 be followed by light-speed economic growth back to where we started? Or will we create a better world where wild animal markets and meat is out and vegan sandwiches are in, where poverty is no more, and a Real Green New Deal is more than just a dream?
Plastic, plastic, everywhere! The future of plastic must be extinction, or the planet will soon be covered in polymers. So, why aren’t those nasty fossil fuel bags fading away fast enough? Or is there an alternative we haven’t thought of yet?
Racial inequality is upheld by the economic system. Through economic democracy, power and resources can be put into the hands of local people and their communities.
George the Poet says artists are not just entertainers and they can’t simply ‘sit on the fence’. Rather they should be the vanguards of the social movement for change.
At first glance, these two concepts may seem almost identical, one word is singular, the other plural. Two words with basically the same meaning. Or so I thought.
A regenerative economy goes beyond sustainability and requires local collaboration and solidarity among individuals as co-creative participants.
Anti-EU sentiment is rising across much of the continent. Its institutions can appear undemocratic and the wisdom of its commitment to austerity policies in member states like Greece has been roundly questioned. Almost everyone agrees that the EU needs to be reformed. But is it possible?
The EUs social charter is based on a fundamental vision of basic economic and social security for all Europeans. However, the common market has made the poorer nations less competitive, and more dependent on aid.
While the four freedoms created the foundation for a free market and removed many tools of national governments to control the economic development of their countries, there still remained one obstacle to a fully open market.
In theory, free trade can have great cultural and economic benefits. But it canbe detrimental to the local areas within an economic union when local interests are not protected.
The EU and its major financial institutions were based on the idea that prosperity for all will promote peace and stability. The weak link in this argument is whether free and open markets actually lead to prosperity for all.