Nature of Work and Globalization of Social Rights
Oil slicks: An Ocean of Profits
Territories and Globalization: The Stakes of Development
People’s Food Sovereignty Statement
Inventing a New World Governance Now
Rethinking Global Governance
Rethinking and Changing World Governance
Towards a Global Political-Economic Architecture of Environmental Space
Environmental Governance and Managing the Earth
Kicking the Habit: The World Bank and the IMF Are Still Addicted to Attaching Economic-policy Conditions to Aid
Seven Complex Lessons in Education for the Future
Conceptualising Global Democracy
New Rules for New Radicals ? *
"Negative Growth": Rebirth of a Revolutionary Concept
The Global Marshall Plan
From Westernization to Globalization. A Brief History of Chinese Modernity
Regulating Transnational Companies: 46 Proposals
Transforming Capitalism: the Triple Crisis
Migrants spearhead an unprecedented political-cultural battle: to open new routes to the world
Barack Obama - Yes we can
Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development
A Primer on Global Economic Sharing
Dictionary of World Power
The Challenge of Environmental Governance
What Europe does the world need?
The Commons and World Governance
Videos of the Governance and Ressentiment Seminar
On the Road to Rio+20 - Proposals for a Citizen Project
Policy Paper on Education: Building the Future through Quality Education
Proposals for a Fair and Democratic Architecture of Power
Participate in the Drafting and Circulation of the Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
Take Back the Land!
China Sustainable Development Strategy Report 2011. Greening the Economic Transformation
Universal Declaration of Emerging Human Rights
Letter to our readers and to the Mandela World Liberation Front
Statement No. 1
Pay matters. How much you earn can determine your lifestyle, where you can afford to live, and your aspirations and status. But to what extent does what we get paid confer ‘worth’? Beyond a narrow notion of productivity, what impact does our work have on the rest of society, and do the financial rewards we receive correspond to this? Do those that get more contribute more to society? With controversial bonuses being paid out in Christmas in bailed-out banks, the authors believe that it is time to ask challenging questions such as these. In this report, they calculate the value to society of a number of different jobs and advocates a fundamental rethink of how the value of work is recognized and rewarded.
In this report the NEF (New Economics Foundation) takes a new approach to looking at the value of work. We go beyond how much different professions are paid to look at what they contribute to society. We use some of the principles and valuation techniques of Social Return on Investment analysis to quantify the social, environmental and economic value that these roles produce—or in some cases undermine.
Our report tells the story of six different jobs. We have chosen jobs from across the private and public sectors and deliberately chosen ones that illustrate the problem. Three are low paid—a hospital cleaner, a recycling plant worker, and a childcare worker. The others are highly paid—a City banker, an advertising executive, and a tax accountant. We recognize that our incentives are created by the institutions and systems around us. It is not our intention, therefore, to target the individuals that do these jobs but rather to examine the professions themselves.