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Lets be clear on what the “middle class” is

Key Points

  • A number of world leaders, including the Australian Prime Minister, have claimed that millions of people have been lifted out of extreme poverty and are now living in the “middle class”.
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Global Development

What Would A Political Union of the EU, the NAFTA States and Japan-South Korea Look Like?

I’ve known about the relative poverty of Western Europe compared to the United States for quite some time now, but it’s always nice to see this little tidbit get some love in the national and international press. 821 more words

Decentralization

Living for the City...but at what cost?

The other day I was on the train coming home from work and was so amused by the conversation happening between two friends. One of the guys started speaking rather loudly about his work and the ‘incestuous’ theatre world. 469 more words

Expensive

Child Labour: The Facts

Author: Rachel Hoy

If you asked a stranger on the street how they felt about child labour, it’s safe to say most people would not offer support for it. 349 more words

Global Development

The Great Scope Bake Off

If you’re anything like me you’ll have been watching the Great British Bake Off wishing you could enjoy some of the treats on offer.  So what’s your favourite?  210 more words

Campaigns

40 Hour Famine

This weekend, hundreds of thousands of Australians gave up something they live with everyday (food, furniture, technology etc) to fundraise as part of World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine. 158 more words

Global Development

Caught Between Iraq and a Hard Place

Just a few years ago, things were looking up for the Middle East.  The Arab Spring , in which peoples across the region rose up to overturn oppressive and authoritarian governments (many of them dictatorships), spread like wildfires in 2011 and 2012 across the region, raising the prospects of the establishment of liberal democratic institutions.   1,247 more words

Economic Growth