Some quotes from the president of Uruguay, Jose Mujica Cordano, regarded as the humblest president in the world.He gives 90 per cent of his income away to charities so that what remains is about the same income as...
While political groups play on ethnicity and religion to strengthen their grip on power and divert attention from critical social issues, price hikes and corruption; while some political leaders seek the best medical treatment for themselves; while five-star 'medical...
Is this the result of our neoliberal economic policies driven by cronyism and corruption?Guess who is hurting and suffering the most? Imagine how many Malaysian households are in debt. And if working people are struggling, what about all...
Political economist Andrew Aeria has sent in this comment, which I think reveals how out of touch Najib is with the hard reality facing low-income families in the country: First, petrol price increase. He said: Change your lifestyle.Then, crime: Change...
When people think of the World Bank, the image they often see in their minds is one of a global financial institution that provides loans to developing nations to raise their standard of living. That is basically the picture...
A protest song against the 2014 World Cup by Edu Krieger is going viral. It highlights the inequality among Brazilians and the lack of desperately needed public infrastructure such as inadequate public schools, public hospitals, public transport and affordable...
Update by Facebook user Mary Josephine Prittam Singh: I was at the hospital with the family and IJ Sisters throughout most of the day and felt their pain and anxiety over the incident. Mary-Rose was transferred to the ward...
Attended a discussion on low-income housing in Malaysia and these were some of the points that surfaced.Federal/state policy on low-income housing has failed.Accessibilty and universal design (including pedestrian access) is often indequate. Public transport connections especially outside...
The biggest challenge for low-cost housing in the country - apart from actually building enough low-cost homes - is the maintenance of these blocks.The effectiveness of the maintenance depends on:the level of community solidarity (including an accountable...
Finding it tough to keep your head financially above water? Read this if you want to know where Malaysia stands in Asia in terms of income inequality and some of the factors driving this inequality.Malaysia has a Gini...

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