In the situation where the state resigned from assisting the people in need or where state projects are too cumbersome to provide practical help, social enterprises and NGOs have no option but to tackle the issue by themselves.
“You have to compromise”, the adults in the room say. If “compromise”, “being rational” and “realism” are placeholder terms for “adapt to the current system that perpetuates inequalities and silences people,” then some of us would rather remain unreasonable, unrealistic and extremist people who demand the impossible.
The disastrous PA decision will have a long-lasting effect that few admit as yet. September 20, 2018, marks the date when a grave polarisation came into effect: between those few who hold the power and the many who do not.
Beyond the rhetoric of wellbeing, equality and social prosperity, there are many in our society who are pushed to the margins on the basis of the colour of their skin, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, disability, or lack of access to wealth and other resources. Or because we make it difficult for them to […]
Is the worker free to choose whether to work on a holiday or not? Is it truly a free choice? And if a worker feels the need to work on a holiday to earn double instead of taking a day off, what does this suggest about the cost of living?