social policy

Smart Cities Building Value or Values?

We think GDP growth, economic value and wealth is the real value. What I am realising is that universal values is the real wealth of humanity.  This is the guiding navigation that changes what we see and feel.  However, we still are on a trajectory which has caused the problem of climate change… Continue reading

Zuckerberg Face(or)Book to Mainline ONLINE Education

I am playing with words in the heading.  I obviously am a subscriber to face to face and books rather than cyber realities.  It is not to say I haven’t benefited from cyber as I do work on computers as a tool, but as a transformative approach to  social change, I hear… Continue reading

Australian Taxation Policy: How Taxing is Alcohol on Australian Public Health?

A few questions here are: 

Why do people drink alcohol?

Why do adults consider alcohol socially acceptable given the overall social harm?

If governments tax socially harmful products/services and profit, is that in the social interest?

Taxation of alcohol increases government revenues which is perceived as a good for government.  It is perceived… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”