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What I do for work and why I think it matters.

I get asked these questions all the time: What is it you do for Actua? What is coding, what is computational thinking and why is it important? 308 more words

Come To The Fair!

In 1945, Rodgers and Hammerstein produced “State Fair”, a musical centering on the trip an Iowa farm family took to their state fair.   It was somewhat ironic that the songwriting duo chose this as a topic, since by the time the musical was made into a movie in the late 1950s, family farms and agricultural shows were disappearing.   626 more words

Chapter: Social Change - Beck & Purcell (2010). Popular Education for Youth and Community Development Work.

The author focuses on three foci of Social Change: Legal change, Economic Change and Individual Change and the need for a little of each in community-based campaigns. 21 more words


The defining moment of our time

By Jon Crooks

The UK and the world at large is in a bad place, heading in the wrong direction. To get out of this we need new economic systems and a new force in politics. 3,069 more words


The New Normal

The world has changed and it’s never going back to how it used to be again. This is for real and for ever. The evidence is abundant and unavoidable: 243 more words


Clashing scales of Brexit

Mainstream newspapers, politicians and commentators across Europe instantly expressed dejection and bitterness in the face of the Brexit outcome, and avid Brexiteers have typically been portrayed as xenophobes and bigots, Little Englanders or foolish opportunists incapable of understanding the dangerous ramifications and likely Domino effects of their choice. 1,043 more words


Evidence of Economic Change: Tin Roofs

Economics is essentially a scientific analysis of the individual choices made by large numbers of people. Each statistic represents hundreds of thousands of personal stories: families struggling to make ends meet, parents deciding where to send their children to school, farmers deciding whether to plant crops or sell their land, car owners deciding to wait another year to replace their vehicles, business owners deciding to take out loans to expand their companies, homeowners choosing to renovate their houses. 320 more words