Beles wrote:I am no economist. so if I make s a wrong assumption I will be happy to be educated. It seems to me economics is about filling the ever expanding greed of a certain group be it a family, a company, a country or this generation. It is never bothered about the future generation, the "have not"s and those outside of the circle. In a country where I live 50 or 60 years ago a working young man could afford a residence with a few months salary and establish a family. Today the country is richer than god yet to own once own residence one has to plan 30 or 40 years ahead.
Resources are depleted at alarming rate and hunger seems at door steps of millions year after year. It is not the resources can not sustain humanity to day or tomorrow but it seems the priorities of those who control this resources are different than the needs of humanity. So what can we do? Can technology help? can technology empower the rest of us to make a difference?
NPR has a program called Science Friday. You may like today's interview. Enjoy......
Many of us spend more time at our desks than anywhere else. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson takes us into his office at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City for a tour of his office, in the fourth of Science Friday's Desktop Diaries series. From a Saturn lamp Tyson made as a kid to his van Gogh pillow, Tyson has a lot of universe-themed paraphernalia. Tyson highlights some of his collection, and talks about what his journey to science stardom has been like.http://www.sciencefriday.com/videos/watch/10432