452. REDUCING INEQUALITY CANNOT BE ACHIEVED WITHOUT REDISTRIBUTING CURRENTLY AVAILABLE RESOURCES MORE FAIRLY. »

[This is why the Readers keep insisting, not on poverty alleviation, but on disparity reduction].

1. Unite States citizens tend to assume that Read more…

451. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ‘DISEASES OF POVERTY’ THERE ARE ‘DISEASES OF WEALTH WITH INEQUALITY’. »

We have to change our outlook, because, otherwise, those rendered poor appear as responsible of their ill-health. What the dominant public health Read more…

450. THE READERS ARE EXPRESSLY WRITTEN TO HIT THE READER BELOW THE BELT. (paraphrasing John Steinbeck). »

[Every 50 Readers I write one that pertains to the process and thoughts that lead to each Reader; it also reflects about the Read more…

449. THE CURRENT OVERRELIANCE ON PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT AS A KEY INSTRUMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT ADEQUATE SAFEGUARDS AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISMS IS MISPLACED AND RIGHTFULLY GENERATES DISTRUST. (Carlos Lopez) [Part 2 of 2] »

There is a need for a legally binding human rights law instrument (or ‘treaty’) to regulate the activities of TNCs.

A Catch Read more…

448. THE CURRENT OVERRELIANCE ON PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT AS A KEY INSTRUMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT ADEQUATE SAFEGUARDS AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISMS IS MISPLACED AND RIGHTFULLY GENERATES DISTRUST. (Carlos Lopez) [Part 1 of 2] »

“I am deeply wary of CEOs who claim to be guided by a moral compass, because they ultimately only navigate waters their shareholders Read more…

447. OF YET MORE ON POWER, POLITICS, POLITICIANS AND HUMAN RIGHTS. (Part 2 of 2) »

Politics and politicians without ideas stimulate corruption* (Revista Primera Piedra, Chile)

Not being facetious, are the political ideas of certain corrupt politicians soluble Read more…

446. OF YET MORE ON POWER, POLITICS, POLITICIANS AND HUMAN RIGHTS. (Part 1 of 2) »

The more unequal the power imbalance the greater the oppression and the greater the abuses of human rights

Power dresses up with Read more…

445. IN OUR NEOLIBERAL WORLD, FITTING-IN IS TO BE WELL ADJUSTED TO INJUSTICE. (Cornel West) »

Neoliberalism should not be separated from a more general understanding of capitalism

-The notion that free markets are the most efficient and Read more…

444. HUMAN RIGHTS: COMPLIANCE OR DEFIANCE? »

-Just as even the most determined athlete cannot overcome the limits of the human body, we cannot escape the limits of our moral Read more…

443. APPLYING THE HUMAN RIGHTS FRAMEWORK IS NOT ‘A’ DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVE; IT IS ‘THE’ ROAD TO AN ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS. (PHM Latin America) »

A bit of history: Human rights from then to now

1. Powerful barons in the year 1215 (the Year of the Magna Carta), Read more…