30 November Nov 2016 1206 30 November 2016
The wrong anti poverty recipes of the left according to Deirdre McCloskey
Economist Deirdre McCloskey challenges the theories of liberal pundits such as Stiglitz and Piketty and takes a swipe at foreign aid and universal basic income.
23 March Mar 2016 1730 23 March 2016
Mohammad Alaa, a story of humanity in Aleppo
Despite the war Mohammad Alaa works heroically every day to help the neediest in Aleppo: children, elderly and disabled people, orphans, and animals. Vita International meets Alessandra Abidin, who is the point of contact with Alaa and has created the Facebook group "Il Gattaro d'Aleppo", to support the cause of Mohammad with donations, helping Aleppo's disadvantaged people, and cats.
21 March Mar 2016 0813 21 March 2016
France’s shift towards social business
Interview with Jacques Berger, Director of Action Tank, French non profit association created by Danone, to which great French enterprises such as Veolia, Renault and Sodexo adhere. The aim? Promote social business.
15 February Feb 2016 1132 15 February 2016
Inequality is the biggest threat to the world
People often think that a certain level of inequality is normal in our societies, says the social geographer Danny Dorling . But the gap between the superrich and the rest of us has widened dramatically in the past 12 months. The author of a number of books including "Injustice: Why Social Inequality Still Persists" and the next, "A Better Politics, How Government Can Make Us Happier", due to be published on March 20th, explained to Vita International why inequality should be a concern for anyone.
4 February Feb 2016 1106 04 February 2016
Bad banks are bad news for savers
Last week, the European Commission and Italy reached an accord on a scheme to help Italian banks sell some of their 200 billion euros of bad loans. “This intervention will not create any burdens for our public finances,” the finance ministry said. However, Professor Luigi Zingales is not so optimistic.