• Malta’s High Rise Mania

    John Paul Cauchi

    This year, Malta’s High Rise mania will get into full swing. Slowly slowly, over the next few years, our beloved skyline will be cluttered by an increase of tall shiny objects going ever skyward, most of which are incredibly unimaginative, or downright horrifying. Slowly slowly, Malta will fulfil the shallow ...

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  • Panem et Circenses, and the failure of Critical thought

    John Paul Cauchi

    The Roman satirical poet Juvenal, around 100 AD, is reputed to have come up with the term panem et circenses, referring to the situation where a populace (in this case, Roman) no longer cares for its historical birthright of political involvement. Politicians took the opportunity to only aim for public ...

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  • Malta’s Environment Wishlist

    John Paul Cauchi

    In this election cycle, with political parties promising the earth and sky and everything in between, the environment of our country is often used as a trading card in party leader’s desperate attempts to get people to vote for them. With the oft-embarrassing track record on the environment of both ...

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  • The ‘I want it all’ Syndrome

    John Paul Cauchi

    It is clear to all that as time goes by and the general level of wealth of the Maltese increases (I’m not commenting about the increasing wealth gap here as that deserves a post on its own ) we Maltese are becoming more… shall we say daring in what we ...

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  • The Orange Man and Environmental Policy

    John Paul Cauchi

    And so it has happened. The Unites States has elected Donald Trump, a wild card for American politics, as its leader for the next four years. Cue silent agonising screams of the heart. I will not go into his statements and scandals – there are tomes to write about that. ...

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  • Defending the Common Good

    John Paul Cauchi

    In this small country of ours, we often find ourselves wondering whether we have any concept of common good, or as it is more commonly known – public good. Some of you might say that we have a social welfare system that, despite its many faults, ensures that a common ...

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  • Money makes the World go Round (?)

    John Paul Cauchi

    Warning for those labellers out there: This is no communist manifesto. Nor is it a socialist agenda. This is simply a mere observation of the facts. There is no doubt that our small planet is facing many-a-crisis these days. Climate Change, Huge wealth disparities, Wars, Rampant Political Corruption… you name ...

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