If we want a better, kinder society

This column will occasionally capture the wisdom of writers whose work is in the public domain. One opinion piece, authored by Amanda Vanstone, is worthy of your reading time. If you didn't see the column in The Age on January 7, 2019 - take a moment, click here, and enjoy the contemplative read. We acknowledge … Continue reading If we want a better, kinder society

Peace – how do we measure it?

The question of how to measure development and human well-being has attracted the attention of economists, policy-makers, researchers, and other social scientists for decades. For example, the Human Development Index produced by the United Nations seeks to measures a country’s achievements in three specific areas: living standards, health, and education. But what about peace? How … Continue reading Peace – how do we measure it?