poverty

  • Aid: the new frontier in the fight for justice

    For decades the West’s policy in fighting global poverty has been exemplified by Bob Geldof’s immortal words: “give us the money”. Millions of people heard this call from gigs around the world, organised to raise funds for an ongoing Ethiopian famine which had impregnated and planted itself in the...
  • Poverty, Inc.: The Business of Global Aid

    “The reason there will be no change is because the people who stand to lose from change have all the power. And the people who stand to gain from change have none of the power.” –Machiavelli Poverty, Inc. opens with this Machiavelli quote, a reference to the modern global...
  • What’s Right With The ‘Reducing Extreme Wealth’ Approach

    As the 2030 agenda for sustainable development has been adopted, more and more development actors, global leaders and celebrities are getting enthusiastic about starting a new chapter in development. But is this really going to be a new chapter? In view of the UN sustainable development summit last September,...
  • One Winner, Millions of Losers, and Too Many Accomplices

    The poverty line is a World Bank estimation that defines the minimum required income to secure necessities of life, although it takes into consideration only tangible aspects such as wealth or income, it often illustrates the standard of living and the life quality. The line setting was initially USD1...
  • Compassion for Suffering – Suffering for Compassion.

    “I can’t change the world so I’ll change the world within my reach.” (Casey Curtis) She lay in the grass, very still, tail flat and breathing heavily. He sat beside her, feeling the cold and damp of the ground through his shorts and on his bare torso and legs....