Global Grammars Of Enterprise in the COVID-19 Crisis (Part 3)

Authors: Peter Kelly & Diego Carbajo. From Grammars to Vocabularies of Enterprise: As we discussed in previous posts (part 1 and part 2), we have proposed the metaphor of grammar of enterprise (Carbajo and Kelly 2019) to better understand the usage rules, the norms and regulations that are behind the contemporary imperative (aimed not only at …

What is a death worth? A life? The Moral Economy of COVID-19

Gross national product counts air pollution and cigarette advertising and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage…It counts the destruction of the redwood and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl. It counts napalm and counts nuclear warheads…Yet gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of …

Global Grammars Of Enterprise in the COVID-19 Crisis (Part 2)

Authors: Peter Kelly & Diego Carbajo. The EU and The Foundation for Young Australians. In this second contribution of the series of blog posts around the notion of Global Grammars of Enterprise, we will address two significant and parallel institutional processes that have taken place both in Australia and Europe. The analysis of these two …

Global Grammars Of Enterprise in the COVID-19 Crisis (Part 1)

Authors: Peter Kelly & Diego Carbajo. The COVID-19 Crisis as an "event horizon" The concept of an ‘event horizon’ comes from astrophysics, but has travelled, ‘metaphorically’, into more popular usage. In astrophysics an event horizon describes that time, that point, at which matter enters a black-hole: The event horizon of a black hole is linked …

COVID-19, Climate Change and Young People’s Futures: Views from Europe

Like their Australian counterparts, young people in Europe entering the world of work faced a job market characterized by underemployment, casualization, and wage stagnation even before COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the global economy. But, while Australian politicians prevaricate on the future of jobs and training, EU policy aims to meet demands for intergenerational justice by …

‘Business-as-usual’? Why COVID-19 Must be a Game Changer.

Each year the international charity, development and advocacy organisation Oxfam releases a report on global wealth and income inequalities. The reports are timed to be released just prior to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in January at the Swiss ski resort of Davos (more on this shortly). Oxfam’s 2020 report is …

Grammars of the Anthropocene: young people and entreprise

Let me introduce myself. I’m Diego Carbajo, a postdoctoral researcher of the University of the Basque Country (Spain). I have been working at RMIT’s (Melbourne) School of Education with Peter Kelly since 2017 on a research project titled The Grammars of Self-entrepreneurship in the Basque Country from an International Perspective y project develops the hypothesis …