Juan Regache: In October of 2001 Argentina was in crisis. I had to close my business. There were no customers. I had fixed costs I could not avoid –wages, taxes, rent, utilities.
Howard Richards: October of 2001 was two months before the complete collapse of the economy on December 14, 2001, when bank accounts were frozen and nobody could access their savings or write checks. What kind of business did you have ?
Faculty of Management and Economics (FAE), University of Santiago (USACH), Santiago, Chile; bPhilosophy, Earlham College, Richmond, IN, USA read more
By Howard Richards
New times call for new ideas. In a desperate situation, like that of South Africa today, some people may be willing to consider the new ideas that are on offer, going on the lookout for measures that might work. Others may have their minds already made up; they might be already sure that they know what miracle, if it would only happen, would save South Africa. read more
The challenge- Human exploitation:
The greatest challenge facing humanity today, I would say, is exploitation of a group of people by other groups of people. It is I believe one of the most pressing problems today. Daily in the world we see people working hard, e.g. the domestic worker, the farm worker, the factory worker and so on. They leave home before we even get up from our beds, they walk and commute long distances to get to work because they do not have their own cars and in most cases they live far from their work places. Their work is hard and farm workers work in all weathers. Yet they earn a miniscule percentage of what we earn, and are treated as “second class citizens”. They are the working poor, they are not unemployed yet they have very little money to be able to live a comfortable life. Importantly they are not counted in the statistics of the poor. read more
PDF Final for Unbounded
Approved by Ivan and Gavin
towards a breakthrough in social entrepreneurship
GODELIEVE HELENE JOZEF SPAAS
submitted in accordance with the requirements for the degree of
DOCTOR OF EDUCATION
in the subject
PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA
This is Nushreen Coutts’ answer to a final exam question in a course Gavin Andersson and I teach at the Graduate School of Business at University of Cape Town. First comes our question, and then her answer. HR read more
I refer to the unsolved ones, not to those that are pretty satisfactorily solved already. I focus on our two acronyms SF1 and SF2, where SF can be read as Staggering Fact or as Structural Fact. In the terminology of John Maynard Keynes SF1 generates a chronic shortfall of the inducement to invest. Once a society comes to depend on investment-for-the-sake-of-production-for-the-sake-of-sale-for- the- sake-of-profit to meet its needs, investment becomes its drug. It can never get enough of it. SF2 generates a chronic insufficiency of effective demand. read more
When Roy Bhaskar first introduced his concept of intransitive objects of knowledge in A Realist Theory of Science, his first examples of such objects were the specific gravity of mercury, the process of electrolysis, the mechanism of light propagation, sound and heavy bodies falling to earth.
By Howard Richards
Pierre Bourdieu is a problem. He continues to be a problem even though since January 23, 2002, he is no longer alive. He is a problem because he has great prestige and he gives some bad advice. ATTAC, an organization he co-founded, continues to be a forum where his views carry great weight. The publisher of the Chilean edition of Le Monde Diplomatique, a periodical to which he frequently contributed, has reprinted a collection of his writings on political and social issues that includes: “The Essence of Neoliberalism,” “For Committed Science,” “Give Social Meaning to the European Union,” “The Architect of the Euro Confesses,” “A New Planetary Vulgate,” and “Masculine Domination.” I will be commenting mainly on these.