Whether you believe the Easter story or not, in a world of 'total work' the tale is otherworldly enough to disturb our notions of work and rest.
Generational pressure is building and could become the driver of future political action.
Social media and other forms of digital communication provide major portals through which we establish new tribes.
Have we stalled in a morass of information that is so vast that we no longer have the means to examine Information to make sound decisions?
CSW debated a resolution recognising seven genders. This was unlikely to be adopted by the Australian Parliament, but it gave the impetus for the Australian Human Rights Commission to acknowledge 23 genders and Facebook is up to 50.
Ofato and Eli are two of an emerging community of Pacific Islanders increasingly falling through the cracks of respectable, prosperous Australian society.
Same-gender attracted is a term that he uses, not homosexual, gay or queer. For him it is a disposition that he has but he does not want it to define or prescribe who he is.
Another relevant finding from our research on age stereotypes was this: a common reaction to the shopping experience for older people was a feeling of invisibility. Invisible customers don't buy things.
The biggest issue facing the American economy, and our political system, is the gradual descent of the middle class into proletarian status.
However, we face a growing gender pay gap and lack of political or economic will to really change this. We've been stagnant, and at times regressive, over the past twenty years.
Australian employers are following their US and UK counterparts and giving recruitment agencies the flick, as management accountants and the unemployed toast their demise.
Behind every successful Australian stands a Greek philosopher, but you wouldn't know it from our cultural displays.