It’s a bit of a slow start for us here in the World Have Your Say office. “Extreme weather conditions” have left us struggling in the snow whilst a totally different kind of “extreme weather” – a heat wave – has been causing bushfires in Australia. Should we just get used to it ? Or should we start planning for more of the same ?
The “Buy American” clause in the US economic recovery package has not impressed the EU and Canada. They are warning that the clause could promote protectionism. But what’s wrong with protecting your country? Why should America look out for the rest of the world?
China is just as nervous as the number of their Western clients begins to decline. Should we feel sorry for China and other emerging economies whose prosperity depends on the wealth of the West?
Strikes against foreign workers are continuing in Britain. Are foreigners an easy target for a country’s problems?
Selfish adults are to blame for unhappy children according to a report released in the UK yesterday. Single parent families are singled out for emotionally damaging children. Are you a working or single parent? Do you feel that your children get the attention they need?
A government advisor has also warned that having more than two children is creating an “irresponsible burden” on the environment. Should there be a limit to the number of children you can have?