Responsible, compassionate governments, whether on the right or on the left, have always struggled with poverty. Who can deny that poverty exists. The question is what does one do about it.
Last week I wrote about a Guaranteed Basic Income (GBI) as a policy tool to support people who, for whatever reason do not have a job – an extension of the CERB so to speak.
We began hearing about the novel coronavirus in January. In March that our government took action to try to strop the spread of the virus.
Already back in 1976, Maxine Hancock wrote a book entitled, Living on Less and Liking it More. She eloquently made the case that the quality of one’s life is not dependent upon acquiring more stuff, but rather in modest living, sharing good things and looking out for one another.
This year Earth Overshoot day falls on August 22. August 22 is the day some scientists have calculated that we, the inhabitants of the earth, will have consumed as much this year as the planet can produce in a whole year.
Surely the advent of more efficient electric lights ought to be hailed as a great step forward for energy conservation, since lighting consumes a hefty 6.5 percent of the world’s energy supply.
As we wait for our government to devise its next stimulus package, a stimulus intended to help us all cope with the fallout of the corona virus pandemic, we all wonder what more our government can do.
Affluenza – The bloated, sluggish and unfulfilled feeling resulting from trying to buy all the latest stuff and keep up with the Joneses.
As was stated in our post last week, growth is considered the primary indicator of economic health in pretty much all countries, whether communist, socialist, or capitalist. This seems to be normal thinking.