Category Archives: Inequality and Social Justice

In recent years inequality is raising. In all branches: wealth, education, knowledge, consumption, and even in mentality. In short – difference in quality of life between humans is increasing. Are we doomed, evolutionary pre-determined to these differences? Is this a ‘normal’ way of human development? Is this way optimal? Is there a better way?
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Economic system

My toy economic system: A village with 6 people: a farmer, a baker, and a shoemaker, each with one assistant.  With their assistants, the farmer grows enough wheat to keep the baker supplied, the baker bakes enough bread to keep … Continue reading

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Three myths about corruption

Trinidad and Tobago amassed great wealth in the 1970s thanks to oil. But in 1982, a shocking fact was revealed — that 2 out of every 3 dollars earmarked for development had been wasted or stolen. This has haunted Afra … Continue reading

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David Simon: ‘There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show’

The creator of The Wire, David Simon, delivered an impromptu speech about the divide between rich and poor in America at theFestival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, and how capitalism has lost sight of its social compact. This is an edited … Continue reading

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“The True Story of the Bilderberg Group” and What They May Be Planning Now

For over 14 years, Daniel Estulin has investigated and researched the Bilderberg Group’s far-reaching influence on business and finance, global politics, war and peace, and control of the world’s resources and its money. His book, “The True Story of the … Continue reading

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The Turning Point – Full Film…. Exposing Bilderburg Group & Ruling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2Lh-aWJysI Hello my friends…often the public are unaware of the true machinations of rule over the world’s population….there are clandestine, secretive meetings that are held for the elite to exert undemocratic rule over an unsuspecting and overloaded/worked/stressed world population. Wars … Continue reading

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Pārdomas par cilvēka dzīvi jeb Uz kurieni šobrīd iet cilvēce?

Šveices fiziķis, ķīmiķis, izgudrotājs un publicists Valters Kistlers (Walter Kistler) uz cilvēka dzīvi skatās no zinātnes perspektīves. Tāda ir viņa dzīve, viņa pārdomas par cilvēci un tās attiecībām ar dabu. Viņa pieraksti satur domas par to, ko nozīmē dzīvot produktīvu, … Continue reading

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It’s your right to be informed!

The seemingly impossible is possible. We can have a good world. Researcher Hans Rosling uses his cool data tools to show how countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He demos Dollar Street, comparing households of varying income levels worldwide. … Continue reading

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The Price of Inequality

The discussion of The Price of Inequality by Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz at the Boulder World Affairs Discussion Group. Links to various materials can be found at http://www.colorado.edu/philosophy/vstenger/Stiglitz.html The book covers a lot of what people have been talking … Continue reading

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Latvija nekad nebūs zemo algu valsts!

Bet mūsu ekonomikas ministrs pagājušā gada maijā, ne minūti neaizdomājoties, Latvijas radio teica: „Latvija nekad nebūs zemo algu valsts!”. Laikam viņš domāja savu algu. D.Rodionovs: ‘Saruna ar Ernestu Buividu „Latvijā IKP pieaugums, bet eiropiešiem – algu pieaugums”’ (2007.g.; Tatar-inform) http://www.tautasforums.lv/?p=5010Continue reading

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George Orwell: The maintenance of power and privilege of the elite

Nor was it a satisfactory solution to keep the masses in poverty by restricting the output of goods. This happened to a great extent during the final phase of capitalism, roughly between 1920 and 1940. The economy of many countries was … Continue reading

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Chomsky explains one of the main reasons

But I think, myself, that there’s a more subtle reason why they’re opposed to it, and I think it’s rather similar to the reason for the effort to pretty much dismantle the public education system. Social Security is based on … Continue reading

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Unequal Wealth

Tuesday 27 September 2011 by: Thom Hartmann, Berrett-Koehler Publishers | Book Excerpt (Image: JR / t r u t h o u t) I care not how affluent some may be, provided that none be miserable in consequence of it. —Thomas Paine, … Continue reading

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A voice of sanity

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Pēc vēlēšanām

Tagad, kad vēlēšanas notikušas, redzam, cik pareizas vai īstenībai mazāk atbilstošas bija mūsu domas. Patīkami, es domāju, ka ir labāk, nekā bija. Oligarhiem šī mācībstunda bija derīga – tā parādīja, ka viņi nav visvareni. Kaut arī tas, kam ir vislielākais … Continue reading

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Mūsu sabiedrības galvenās problēmas un to risinājumi

Cilvēku sabiedrību slēptie procesi, kas atrodas aiz izrādes dekorācijām. Nereti šos procesus nepārzina nedz t.s. trešās – tiesu varas nedz ceturtās – MIL pārstāvji. Par valsts iedzīvotājiem šeit nav runa – viņi skatās izrādi un viņiem šķiet, ka viņi piedalās. Continue reading

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