Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Social Inequality

I've been reading Zygmunt Bauman's newest book called, "Collateral Damage: Social Inequalities In A Global Age." I've been finding it to be a pretty good and generally insightful read. At the same time I've been talking about these issues with my colleague Greg and listening to his reflections, as he's been reading a related book called, "The Spirit Level," that also addresses the topic of social and economic inequalities and how these dynamics affect the surrounding society. I hope to be posting some selects passages from these books in the near future. But for the moment I thought I would post a short but thought provoking article that I read today on MSN about the riots in London. It highlights something that is at the forefront of my mind every time I'm allowed to exercise the exorbitant privilege of travelling and seeing so many different parts of the world.