Development

Productive excellence and community impact, the worst for the poor no more

It is unsustainable as well as extremely pernicious to offer people experiencing poverty discard knowledge and technology, an extended practice based on ignorance or prejudice. It is not true that productive and managerial excellence cannot be offered to those who have nothing or very little. There are resources and organizational and financial modalities to include these large population segments as producers. It is only required a determined and enlightened political support, the establishment of specific developers and trusts, and respect; a whole lot of respect.

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Deceit and concealment in neoliberalism

Could governments that explicit that their policies and executive acts defend minority interests instead of the general wellbeing and the protection of the environment remain in power? If they did not turn to deceit and concealment there would be no dams to contain popular outcry for transforming a situation that hurts and submits large majorities. Swindles are needed for neoliberalism as well as other governmental regimes to function and reproduce over time.

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The utopia of a Dignity Trust

Are those who concentrate wealth, and the consequent decisional power, prepared to give up their privileges graciously? Would they do that if they understood that humanity has been cornered into a dead end of unforeseen consequences? Could an existential responsibility far from endless greed, destructive selfishness, and permanent mistreatment of the Planet ever prevail?

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Dignity Trust

Open letter to eight people whose wealth is equivalent to the assets hold by 3.6 billion people in our planet

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No more democratic fundamentalism

Privileged minorities would have us to believe that there is only one type of democracy, the one which serves them. This is far from being the case: there is a diversity of possible democratic constructions. A democracy that has not been built to favor the general wellbeing and the protection of the environment is neither solid nor sustainable; sooner or later it generates failures and dangerous frustrations.

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