Tag Archives: competitiveness

Sell the farm to buy a future as China’s food bowl

Lauren Quaintance Sydney Morning Herald PLANS to seek billions of dollars in Chinese investment to transform vast tracts of undeveloped land in northern Australia for farming would come at the expense of giving Australians access to affordable, good quality food, … Continue reading

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The Toxicity of Competitiveness

In our present social system, a large percentage of people are driven in order to win. Many people think that being competitive is a natural way to be and something we are born with. This short article looks at competitiveness … Continue reading

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Outgoing Future Fund chairman David Murray says carbon tax will be ‘very,very bad’ for economy

Ben Packham The Australian OUTGOING Future Fund chairman David Murray has condemned Labor’s carbon tax as “the worst piece of economic reform I have ever seen in my life”. Mr Murray, who has also lashed the Gillard government’s mining tax, … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Designer Brains – Dr. Paul Root Wolpe

BigThink Dr. Paul Root Wolpe is the senior bioethicist at NASA and a pioneer in the field of neuroethics. Peering into his children’s and grandchildren’s future, he sees an America that rewards competitiveness and productivity over relationship-building, and suspects that … Continue reading

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School system punishes poor, says report

Andrew Stevenson Sydney Morning Herald A COMPETITIVE school market is segregating students by ability, socio-economic background and ethnicity with profound effects on education outcomes, states a report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The best education systems are … Continue reading

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Alfie Kohn – The Case Against Competition

Source: Alfie Kohn Raising healthy, happy, productive children goes hand in hand with creating a better society. The first step to achieving both is recognizing that our belief in the value of competition is built on myths. There are better … Continue reading

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