Interesting to try and apply this toThe Universal Basic Income (UBI) – sometimes called the Unconditional Basic Income, Citizens’ Income or Social Wage – has in recent times become a focus of economic discussion across the political...
Nick Stone's insight:
Can this argument be seen more clearly in lower power distance/more egalitarian cultures? Or more so in the hierarchical, less democratic ones whose leaders social contract involves looking after the masses?
This lesson will describe ethnocentrism, cultural relativism, and cultural universals. (How do we explain ethnocentrism and cultural relativism in student-friendly language? Here's a cool link to help.
Australians are seen as nothing like the caring, friendly and hospitable mob so often assumed, with an extensive new survey of recent migrants reporting high levels of ethnic or religious discrimination.
The huge gap between the world’s richest and poorest countries remains one of the great moral dilemmas for the West. It also poses one of the toughest questions for development economics: Do we really know how to help countries overcome poverty?
These are (presumably) accurate figures, but are they useful in understanding the cultures involved? How do melanoma and deadly animals help understand oursleves, for example. The perils of even factual stereotypes...
What about the widely held belief that intrinsic motivation is the stronger long term impulse? Relying on Mum for motivation and tolerating her demands may not sit that well with dominant Western assumptions about teaching children independence and self-reliance.