Feb 16, 2013 Guardian Environment Andrew Simms:
A family-oriented nation of fairness, social justice and mutual ownership? It exists – just not all in one place.
Uruguayan president José Mujica lives on £450 a month, has a guard of two policemen and a three-legged dog, and drives a 1987 VW Beetle. He refuses the state mansion. He gives away 90% of his pay, living on the national average wage to share in the struggles of his people. Goodland has a new constitution, written by citizens. When its financial sector fell apart, speculators had to take their losses and the guilty were taken to court, not given a public bailout.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/feb/17/fantasy-economics-things-get-better