Resilience: Building students to think for themselves
Whenever world class education systems are highlighted, Singapore is always vaunted as a leading light internationally. Their system reliably produces students with good discipline, a ferocious work ethic and good grades. But what if these measurements have been useful but one dimensional? Especially now the world and the workplace have changed? What if the glorification of the academic individual only goes so far and actually service to your community or nation is more useful?
Grenfell: woven into the fabric of the UK
When it comes to housing, politicians don’t have a genuine desire to improve the quality of life for ordinary people but help sustain the fractional reserve banking racket and to perpetuate asset bubbles.
Attacks in lieu of answers
It is incredibly destabilising when the news networks you know and trust turn on their audiences. It’s either ofcom investigations, media hit pieces or the good old label of ‘conspiracy theorist’ for anyone with the audacity to question the dominant narrative. Shouldn’t that be the job of the media in the first place?
Class…it’s something quite subjective. But do we now judge social class through someone’s lifestyle choices and job roles, rather than their relationship to the means of production? Daniel Margrain unlocks the subtle, but important, change.
Not in Corbyn’s name and certainly not in mine
The establishment is coming for Jeremy Corbyn. That it needed to dredge up a two-year-old story about a damn mural demonstrates their desperation and the lengths it – and its media allies will go to – to prevent an anti-war party leader from assuming power.
Who are the real Olympic winners?
The sales pitch that is always used when bidding for the Olympics is that the legacy of the games will regenerate a part of the host country. This sounds wonderful in theory but in practice is the best policy for urban renewal to pay for expensive custom built sporting venues that are only used a handful of times? If not, we ask: who are the real Olympic winners?
The business of common sense
A cursory glance around the business world globally and you can tell that all is not well. Systems are broken. Bureaucracy is running riot. Management frequently does more harm than good. And despite the constant chat about culture, you can often find more culture in a pot of yoghurt. So as businesses begin to acknowledge how disengaged staff really are. We ask. How do you now build a business, an organisation that people genuinely want to work for?
The UK: cost of everything but value of nothing…
We all pay the price of living in a neoliberal hinterland yet – ironically – many can no longer afford to and actually prefer the simple things.