Club of Rome and Education

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

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“Systems of education are less and less adapted torepparttar new issues, torepparttar 113470 new emerging global society we are presently involved in. New priorities force us to redefinerepparttar 113471 role of education, which should be conceived as a permanent learning process. Transmission of knowledge is no longer sufficient, and new objectives such as developing one's own potential and creativity, orrepparttar 113472 capacity of adaptation to change are becoming essential in a rapidly changing world.

The Club of Rome considers that education is both part ofrepparttar 113473 global problematique and also an essential tool to become an effective actor in control of one's own life and within society. If there are "Limits to Growth", there are "No Limits to Learning" (titles of two Reports torepparttar 113474 Club of Rome).” (1)

Their recommendations to limit population growth can be seen from many points of view but their prognostications of doom and gloom have not considered various technologies which continue to make it possible thatrepparttar 113475 outcomes their reports have predicted will occur. In fact there are technologies I think they are not even aware of if you go by what they say on their web site.

Columnist in The ES Press Magazine guest expert Author of Diverse Druids

Worse than tsunami, trade protectionism hurts third world citizens

Written by Dr. Eric Schansberg

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Because Christians tend to pay almost exclusive attention to relatively few (albeit important) issues, they often ignore other important policies. The passions ofrepparttar Religious Right flair on issues of social morality and abortion, but they rarely think about issues of economic justice. The Scriptures, especially throughrepparttar 113469 prophets, give a more balanced picture. The interests ofrepparttar 113470 Religious Left are centered more tightly aroundrepparttar 113471 fate ofrepparttar 113472 poor.

But their policy attentions in that realm are relatively narrow, focusing mostly on welfare and foreign aid. Pragmatism would seem to warrant discussion of a wider set of issues. Christian Libertarians are excited about voluntary displays of charity, but saddened that political shenanigans can so easily swamprepparttar 113473 efforts of ompassionate people.

All that said, care forrepparttar 113474 poor and oppressed is not a strictly Christian exercise. And very few people-Christian or not-are informed aboutrepparttar 113475 primary and secondary consequences of significant policy issues. Although Southeast Christian Church can be pleased and honored to pay part of Uncle Sam's tax bill forrepparttar 113476 Sri Lankans, perhaps all of us should pay more attention torepparttar 113477 larger issues of trade protectionism andrepparttar 113478 mechanics of economic justice.

Eric Schansberg Professor of Economics Indiana University Southeast author of Turn Neither to the Right nor to the Left: A Thinking Christian's Guide to Politics and Public Policy

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