Category: Current Issues

Toward a Proutist Policy on Criminal Justice Part 3 of 3

A NEW APPROACH How to begin to move toward a different philosophy? And what policies might a Proutist approach to criminal justice embrace? Other countries have strikingly different approaches than the U.S. when it comes to the treatment of prisoners and success in rehabilitation. Germany and the Netherlands, for example, have significantly lower incarceration rates, according to the Vera Institute of Justice: “One of the…

Toward Proutist Policy on Criminal Justice Part 2 of 3

PART II HISTORY Punishment has taken many forms throughout human history. Binding to a stake, ritual cursing, stoning, barred social interaction—that’s what pre-Common Era justice looked like in some parts of the world. Old Testament justice, epitomized by the idea of ‘an eye for an eye’, was designed to maintain tribal unity, a step in the development of social systems—the establishment of a body of…

Europ assistance, new headquarters in Assago and 3 days of smart working per week

By Cristina Casadei The office age is over, all 820 employees will work in open spaces. Night and bank holiday shifts can be carried out from home and there will be particular attention to parents, those who care for elderly relatives or the frail. For the workers of Europ Assistance, a company controlled by Generali (insurance corporation), a new office arrives, in the “Offices in…

How can we specifically use the planting of trees to ensure our survival?

It is known that trees act as stores of carbon dioxide and synthesize oxygen. Their function as a habitat for small organisms and animals is also quickly apparent. Less well known, however, seems to be their enormous importance for the water supply, i.e. for the groundwater, for rivers and lakes and also for the cultivation of agricultural products. Trees increase and regulate the soil’s storage…