And eight core values, 10 broad directions, 50 semi-specifics, 67 clauses of intent, 23 pages and 9,254 words later, what we have from the world’s biggest ever clubbing exercise of the world’s 19 most powerful countries and EU is a score of 5.3 out of 10. This score at the Pittsburgh Summit of the Group of 20 (G20) got on its September 25 communique is lesser than the 6.4 the same group got in the London Summit. Read more
We are getting used to violence and, as a result, it is becoming a blind spot of the world around us. We wake up with a shock when we experience it. And I’m not merely talking about news and media.
Violence today hides behind non-violence. That is, rarely do we go around and get involved with physical acts of violence — and that’s a relief. Read more
A year ago the world fell of a cliff. Lehman Brothers filing for bankruptcy was only the last straw in the long-drawn credit crisis that began a few years earlier. In this post, I present some papers that have analysed this crisis and ushered in a new world order. What is this new world order? Read more
Change-the-world junkies have a new primer at hand. Also known as activists, entrepreneurs, leaders, transformers, advocates, these are a group of people who invariably are wedded to the idea of bringing change.
“Whether liberal or conservative, religious or secular, individualistic or communitarian, these are the thinkers, organisers, agitators, doers, dreamers and professional troublemakers who keep America stirred up by spending their days (and, too often, their nights) working to advance their favoured causes,” writes Roger L Conner, a professor of law at Vanderbilt University Law School and director of The Advocacy Project. Read more