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?
‘Landings’ is an artistic response to the outpouring number of petrol station applications, other deals with property, shoddy business and the issues of land use.
The parkers are our modern working class entrepreneurs. The parkers, like the developers, landlords and ministers understand the market too well. The parkers managed to carve out their own jobs just at the right time in a neo-patronage system.
Without a clear understanding of what underpins the challenges Malta is facing, it’s highly unlikely we’ll solve any of them. Is whining from dawn to dusk helping to magically restore the ‘lost decency’ and prevent the loss of architectural and natural heritage? No, it isn’t.
Social ties, including friendship, are important factors which enable us to build resilience in the face of precarious conditions. What is it, then, that makes friendship so important to live a better life?