The Economist’s Annual Issue of the Year

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The World in 2014

Every year, the British magazine The Economist publishes a special issue that focuses on the events of the coming year. They write about upcoming events, things that might, could or will happen, and report on how on-the-spot their predictions for the previous year were.

This year, their selection of events around the world (Calendar 2014, p 32) was accompanied by a wonderful illustration by Kevin Kallaugher, their editorial cartoonist, and …

… that we looked at and discussed in several classes. It gave us loads to talk about. I cut up the events by months, distributed them in class and we tried to match them with the illustration.

One thing mentioned in this issue, was the UN’s announcement of 2014 as the Year of Family Farming (besides crystallography and small-island development).  In connection with  my focus on food last year, including a critical look at the food industry in general and industrial farming specifically, I find this extremely interesting and will write about it in a sepate post.

For now here the link to the UN’s website, where you can also watch related videos:

UN’s Year of Family Farming

Year of Small Island Development

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