Inequalities are often a consequence of policy choices, however reforms and policies might offer a potential solution to rising inequality. Monitoring the decisions of global politics is crucial to understand where the world is going in the aftermath of the 2008 global economic crisis.
Daily practices in far away places affect us more than ever before. Citizens carry pain, suffering and even death of children daily in our bags and pockets. The batteries of smartphones, tablets and other portable electronic devices, without which we can no longer live or communicate effectively with one another, are powered by cobalt mined in places like the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), by children as young as 4.
The creation of the European Union promised a new dawn of a freer and more just society for all, but in the very same Union Roma are still discriminated against on the basis of ethnicity. They continue to be marginalised, discriminated against and face exclusion from all aspects of social and economic life on a daily basis. Roma identity is often portrayed stereotypically as that of an exotic human being or an outsider - “gypsy” (a label considered by many to be derogatory), but the reality is much more complex and varied.
Against their own material interests, Wales voted leave by a margin of 52.5%. Many have metaphorically termed this phenomenon: “turkey voting for Christmas.” Whilst the negotiating process has not been confirmed and all EU treaties and law continue to apply, it is essential to start considering the impacts Brexit might have on the already severe poverty situation in Wales.
The Opium War marked the beginning of what the Chinese called the Century of Humiliation during which Chinese civilisation was incessantly undermined by foreign aggression. This was and has been the source of Chinese grievance for centuries, mostly because the CPC refuses to let bygones be bygones. Since the late 80s, the Communist Party has integrated “patriotic education”, a large section of which focuses upon the colonial outrages committed by Britain, into the school official curriculum. The heavy emphasis of the CPC on historical grievances shows us a China that is driven to restore national pride and demands to be treated as a powerful emerging nation. The British Conservative government needs to recognise this mentality if they wish to conduct successful diplomatic and business relations with China.
There is no denying the importance of high-technology industries in increasing economic growth. It is a channel through which most economies have recovered themselves after periods of decline. However, when welfare is also an important goal, other form of interventions like education, skills development, and increased connectivity through better infrastructure are needed alongside the expansion of the high-technology industry as they would make way for productive employment of the poor and would then help to improve their economic standing in the economy.
There are many yet unexplored benefits that will apply specifically for the developing world. The conventional uses of biometric technology in the West are largely in two fields - law enforcement and access control. However there are many uses for identification and authentication and verification of a person’s identity.