In countries with low public welfare spending such as Malta, individuals are aware that their (and their family’s) social welfare depends on the accumulation of private wealth. Therefore, the state needs to step in as a social partner.
The disastrous PA decision will have a long-lasting effect that few admit as yet.
‘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 that Malta is facing, it’s highly unlikely we’ll solve any of them.
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?
The view of Valletta was commodified—even ‘weaponised’—to make the Tigné Point apartments a desirable prospect for a few wealthy residents able to buy it.