Revista Mensual y Gratuita
Nº124, diciembre 2013
For a transformational effort to materialize it is not enough to impose certain objectives but, also, it is necessary to eliminate inconsistencies between policies and measures; this will prevent unwanted effects on strategic variables that could compromise the chosen course.
Economic concentration is not an inevitable natural product but the result of our societies certain way of functioning and it can be transformed. This requires acting in several fronts and levels.
An inclusive competitiveness that is part of a sustainable development process requires a combined effort of public policies backing the national productive apparatus that are redistributive in nature, including the involvement of small producers in value chains were their productive effort is rightfully compensated.
Ideas and values when exposing young people to the culture of engaging in productive ventures
To promote and safeguard the common wellbeing it is necessary to generate appropriate knowledge: knowledge that will help deal the most pressing challenges that are faced in the social, political, economic and ethic sphere.
In search of agreements, knowing how to align interests is crucial; this implies finding formulas that will enable reorienting behaviors and attitudes even in contexts that are hard to resolve.
Insecurity situations are the result of different sorts of violence (criminal, systemic and cultural) that, at the same time, emerge from unresolved conflicts. Therefore in order to face insecurity it will be necessary to resort to complementary sets of measures that are included in a comprehensive strategy although without subjecting some actions to others since conflicts and different sorts of violence require specificity in terms of approaches, policies and intervention methodologies.
What is the origin, the causes of insecurity? Insecurity appears associated to a diversity of sorts of violence that emerges from poorly resolved or unresolved conflicts. So, in order to appropriately face insecurity it will be necessary to effectively face the more serious conflicts every society has so that, in the course of their resolution, criminal, systemic and ideological-cultural violence can be taken down.
Loving kindness is strengthened by understanding how the processes that generate and reproduce circumstances of deprivation are born and developed. This way, loving kindness would present itself in two equally valuable dimensions; one of care and direct attention to the ones in need and another of working to remove the causes that generate the situation they are in. Intertwined, loving kindness and understanding can generate a tremendous transformational synergy.
Beyond believing or not believing there is an international conspiracy to sustain, reproduce and expand the process of wealth concentration that prevails in almost every economy of the world, what is undeniable is that the crisis facilitates concentration become accelerated. This is, either by design or due to the severe logic of the unleashed process, those who have the largest privileges such as economic and media power take advantage of the crisis to strengthen their positions in relation to the other social actors, the immense majority of the world‘s population.
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