Category Archives: Economy

Too much food is being wasted

It is very good the Belgian government at last thinks “Too much food is being wasted” Our so called civilised world should be full of shame for producing so much waste and for throwing away such good food. When we … Continue reading

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Americans honouring Labour Day when Wages are still putting someone below poverty level

President Barack Obama last Saturday in honour of Labour Day reminded workers across the country to not take hard-won labour rights for granted while again calling on republicans in Congress to join with democrats to raise the federal minimum wage … Continue reading

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Inequality, Injustice, Sustainability and the Free World Charter

In some previous postings I talked already about certain systems which cost our society a lot of money and work-hours but could be avoided. In Belgium the system of having Mutualities or health-insurance companies and Labour unions paying out money … Continue reading

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Anniversary of the 19th Amendment still a long way to go

Today, on the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day. When we look at the work-market we can see that still a lot is not all-right. The day-to-day operations of too many businesses and institutions still don’t … Continue reading

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Out and In-work poverty plus Mini jobs, Maxi-poverty

A few days ago in the ‘reading magazine’ “Ter Zake” on the Flemish Television channel Canvas an awful picture of Greece was given, contrary to the good news certain economical papers want to present of the country. thousands of people … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Happiness

On the 10th of June 2014 a very rich debate has taken place at the EESC about wanting to be rich or poor, or wanting to have a house or not. The members at the meeting looked at questions concerning … Continue reading

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Solving the pay equity problem: Not that easy

Originally posted on FortLeft:
Is the gender gap in wages a myth or is it as the President said yesterday just math?  If a company pays, as does the White House and most other government agencies, equally for the same…

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Call to raise the wage

In several so called civilised countries we still may find people who have to work for wages which should put us to shame. Many people may look with Argus eyes to the New World where everything seems so much better … Continue reading

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Expanding opportunities for more American families

It is scandalous that in many so called ‘civilised countries’ people do have to work for just a few Euros, Dollars or Pounds. Wherever you look in Belgium at a construction site you shall see Polish workers, who have to … Continue reading

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Having to wear a coat inside the house against the cold, as a college graduate, is a sign for society

Republicans keep controlling  the House of Representatives and want to act negatively against anything Obama wants to do for the people of the United states of America. At last, we could say, some sense came into the heads of some … Continue reading

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