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The Realm of Definitions

If I had to create my own definition of sustainability, I would mesh several definitions floating around the academic world together.  I feel that in trying to make a very concise definition, many authors leave out key specifications that lead to ambiguity. 276 more words

Sustainability

Heartlander of the Week: Hard Lessons

To Thomas Eric Duncan and his family.

Well, Ebola out of Africa. Ebola in North America. Is this just the Beginning, or it is an End, too? 222 more words

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Intro to Sustainable Development

With over 57 definitions, 19 principles, 12 criteria, 4 frameworks, and 28 sets of indicators, sustainable development (SD) has a varying degree of meanings. This weeks readings were from the Final Report of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and from Rogers, Jalal, and Boyd’s An Introduction to Sustainable Development. 355 more words

Heartlander of the Week: Get ‘er Done!

This week’s Heartlander is Nigeria, for quelling its Ebola outbreak quickly and with relatively low mortality. Only 19 cases, 7 deaths, no new cases since August 31. 97 more words

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Deregulation of university fees will leave the disadvantaged at greater debt risk

My article published in The Australian newspaper today:

Deregulation of university fees will leave the disadvantaged at greater debt risk

IF there is one thing we should have learned from the global fin­ancial crisis, it is that free markets, deregulation and government-subsidised debt ultimately end up creating financial bubbles. 646 more words

Economics Of Education

DNR Begins Social Benefits… More Generous Than Uniate Pro-Oligarch Benefits Under the Junta

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People in the DNR in need of social assistance began to receive social benefits under the Law “On Urgent Measures for Social Protection of Citizens Residing in the DNR in Terms of the Aggression of the Armed Forces and Armed Bodies of the Ukraine” and the “Law on the Introduction of Amendments to the Law of the DNR on 20 June 2014 № 15-5 Supreme Soviet”.  447 more words

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Fight Like a Girl

So, this week’s news in feminism is that Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame gave an impassioned speech advocating for gender equality. The response of some internet troll: … 549 more words

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