Simon Johnson: Money, Power and the Rule Of Law –

Simon Johnson & Claire Mitchell – Ethnography,...

Simon Johnson & Claire Mitchell – Ethnography, Design Research…call it what you will (Photo credit: evalottchen)

This is an excellent article from Simon Johnson, writing in the Economix column in the NYT. Check it out, as it’s well worth a read in my view.

Simon Johnson: Money, Power and the Rule Of Law –

Sadly, there seems to be increasing evidence of one set of rules for the extremely wealthy and powerful. Ordinary people have a different set of rules, it would seem.

What do you think?

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Eurobarometer Special Surveys – Social Climate – European Commission

European flag outside the Commission

European flag outside the Commission (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an interesting report from the European Commission, citing trends across Europe and longitudinally (over time). Check it out!

Eurobarometer Special Surveys – European Commission.

For me, there were no great surprises and I started to question the value of this type of research. It is not clear to me how the research influences policy, so that matters improve for the citizens of Europe.

I should clarify that I am pro-European but favor greater national power and less bureaucracy in the EU.

Any views?

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