Authors of new report call for radical change to economy, recognition of unpaid care work, usually done by women.
People in the United Kingdom would be happy to pay higher taxes for a fairer, more caring and gender-equal society as the coronavirus pandemic transforms people’s views about the world they want to live in, economists said on Wednesday.
In a report to be presented to parliamentarians, regional governments and business leaders, they laid out a radical road map for building a “caring economy” that puts people and the planet first.
“This is an idea whose time has come,” said Mary-Ann Stephenson, director of the Women’s Budget Group, a think-tank, which published the report.
“People don’t want to return to business as usual. We’re calling for a fundamental change in the way we approach the economy. It’s about a vision for doing things differently,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
That term, borrowed from Adrienne Rich’s 1980 essay “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence,” is one Chen uses to describe “the belief that lust is universal and to be otherwise is to be abnormal.” The idea that sex is the ultimate connection between two people and the narrative that sex is a sign of maturity almost always go unquestioned. A person who has no desire for sex, even if they are in a monogamous romantic relationship, is regarded as somehow broken under compulsory sexuality. Even the most progressive feminist and queer spaces almost always center sexual liberation in their narratives. But, Chen writes, we have a lot to gain from “thinking more critically about whether these stories [are] true and, if so, what they might imply about how we connect sex and politics and power.”
“Because sexual variation exists,” Chen continues, “there is no universal vision of liberated sexuality.”
Billions and billions of dollars are given away to American citizens by means of free government grant programs every year, and this year is no anomaly. There is an abundance of capital expenditure being shoved into these government grant programs, which lets any US citizen over the age of 18 to petition for and qualify to acquire.
How will you use this money? Rather than what could you do, the genuine question is what can’t you do with this money? There are a few government and even private grant foundations that are here to help people for a broad array of purposes.
There might be hundreds of grants that you might qualify for, and since these are not loans it does not matter which kind of credit score you have. You will get free government money outside a credit check, outside a down payment, and without a cosigner. This is … Read More