Category Archives: Society

WES: Universal Basic Income

At the recent Warwick Economics Summit, Professor Guy Standing (co-founder of the Basic Income Earth Network) challenged the key merits of capitalism by discrediting the ‘free’ nature of free markets, questioning the extent to which property rights foster economic development, and criticising the current lack of incentive to protect common goods. Whilst not providing an overarching solution to the problems

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Where is the EU heading?

Where is the EU heading? An insight from the Warwick Economics Summit, with Mario Monti Have you ever wondered about the future of the EU post-Brexit referendum? What about how great leaders and politicians have addressed the matter? At the Warwick Economics Summit, delegates received a first-hand account by Mario Monti, former Prime Minister of Italy, of associated political activity

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A Message from the Mother of the Revolution

A Message from the ‘Mother of the Revolution’: Tawakkol Karman at the Warwick Economic Summit Tawakkol Karman brought real zeal, spirit and an infectious dynamism to the Warwick Economic Summit on February 2nd. The subsequent suspension of the Nobel Peace Prize winner from the Yemen Islamist party demonstrates how impactful this very university can be on the global stage. It

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In Search of the Social

One of the most neglected areas of sustainability is the social dimension. Rather than being a distinctive failing of sustainability scholarship, this reflects a wider problem that many people in the global North are not encouraged to think in terms of ‘the social’. (A former Prime Minister of the UK, Margaret Thatcher, once infamously declared that ‘there is no such

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Schools of Athens: Liberal Arts and Global Challenges

Dr. Bryan Brazeau, Senior Teaching Fellow, Liberal Arts A Preface from the Editor As an educational discipline, Liberal Arts is all about critical and independent thinking – as its scholars therefore have very independent views, Liberal Arts has a different meaning for different individuals, be they scholars, teachers, or students. Below, Dr. Bryan Brazeau explores his own perspective, based on

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How Should Females be Represented in Literature?

How Should Females be Represented in Literature? Hello! I’m Olivia from Olivia’s Catastrophe – a book blogger who loves to read and review books, as well as discuss bookish culture. And today I wanted to discuss female representation in books. In young adult (YA) literature, we see females represented differently all the time. We get those amazing, kick-butt female characters

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