How did it happen that everything previously labelled as misery and poverty became symbolic of good intent and care for environment in just a couple of decades? Progress: it seems that we have been there without knowing.
Isles of the Left met with three members of the Research and Policy team at the Parliamentary Secretariat for Social Accommodation to discuss various aspects of White Paper.
“The commons could be a means of breaking away from the reign of global markets.” Isles of the Left speaks with Massimo De Angelis about the inspiring experiences of commons in South America and Europe.
Robotics and AI are about to bring colossal changes to the job market. Depending on the level of your skills, your job is almost guaranteed to become replaceable within the next 15 years. Universal Basic Income could be a way forward.
There is an urgent need for resource-conserving, smart, emission-neutral production processes. But as the supply of steady employment weakens, a highly competitive labour market and a restricted welfare state would dismantle democratic achievements and enhance authoritarian trends.
A review of a thought-provoking book which engages with Malta’s social anxieties such as its ambiguous contemporary history, and racial and class discrimination.
Precarious, unpaid or underpaid writing is similar to what unpaid internships—initially developed to help young people learn job skills—have become in many industries. It seems to be the only stepping stone into an employment security, if it ever comes.