UN Millennium Development Goals Replaced by New ‘Distraction Gimmicks’ , TeleSurTV, 25.09.2015

UN Millennium Development Goals Replaced by New 'Distraction Gimmicks'

The annual UN heads-of-state summits reconfirms inappropriate targets, processes and evaluation systems. The ubiquitous ‘development goals’ chosen by the United Nations – first Millennium (MDGs) in 2000 and now Sustainable (SDGs) – were and are and will be a distraction from the real work of fighting poverty done by social Continue Reading

Why inequality will not be fixed with Pikettian posturing and distorted data, The Conversation, 1.10.2015

In the hot ideological wars South Africans wage, perhaps none is as violent to the truth as the rejigging of the Gini coefficient measuring income inequality. This number is zero if everyone shares income perfectly equally and one if only a sole person gets it all. Before state redistribution kicks Continue Reading