The Necessity Of New Ideas

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The clock is ticking. Welfare economics has eroded in the West as Multinational Companies have taken full advantage of globalisation and far surpassed the wealth of many democratic States. Conflict & economic insecurity have fuelled the largest mass migration crisis in history. But the question, is this simply the natural consequence of our global economic system?

Why do we look at issues of war/economy/migration/climate change in isolation? Could it be that they are all connected to, and symptomatic of, the larger neoliberal global order?

Do we have to describe Countries as either “developing” or “developed” – Why are we all  on the same path to becoming urban concrete jungles of Starbucks & skyscrapers?

Is there perhaps a different path we can walk to eliminate poverty without selling our environment and democracy to private industry?

These are some interesting and important questions the world desperately needs some answers to. This video…

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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On September 17, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Zizek’s last comment in the video clip is worth consideration: “Of course, there’s light at the end of the tunnel, because it’s another train approaching us from there.”

  • Clyde Duncan  On September 17, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    When you work for the railways, and you are in a tunnel, “the light at the end of the tunnel” could have profound meaning:

    “The light” could be a manifestation of hope in your mind, but you pray it is not the unannounced head end of a train.

    [If you have ever seen an empty boxcar rolling down the railway tracks with an open door and ribbons fluttering in the wind – that is steel bands. In a tunnel, you must find a safe place to crouch down low until the danger passes. That’s trauma!

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