Sunday, January 23, 2005

Testing Sensitivity

To illustrate how sensitive we can be in certain areas try exchanging words. Finding an article on women and try replacing the word woman with the word Jew or black. Would this article be acceptable now?

Thanks to Marina for that one.

Friday, January 21, 2005

Ecological Debt

"Ecological Debt is the debt accumulated by Northern, industrialised countries on account of resource plundering, unfair trade, environmental damage, and the free occupation of environmental space to deposit waste. A particular and interesting aspect of it is carbon debt, as a consequence of greehouse gas emissions." 1

1. Alier, Simms, Rijnhout. Poverty Developement and Ecological Debt.

Luck

"The IRA's warning, after the bombing of the Conservative Party conference in Brighton 1984, that "we only have to be lucky one; you will have to be lucky always" has a new and more acute meaning in the age of new-style global terrorism." 1

1. Anthony Giddens, 10 Jan, 2004. New Statesman.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Bad Taste

"People buy "bad taste" because they are insecure about there own preferences." 1

1. Stacey.

Work

"I don't know how people find the time to work full time" 1

1. Nick.