The Big Q

Questions - Ideas - Scholarship - Debates

Project for Public Interest Media

Is 2021 humanity’s make-or-break moment on climate change?

COVID-19 and climate change are two sides of the same coin. To overcome both we must confront their root cause: an economic system that is killing the planet.

What will a Joe Biden presidency look like?

Biden’s job gets easier after Senate wins in Georgia – but don’t expect a progressive revolution says Jared Mondschein.

How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted prisons? πŸ”Š

The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges in prisons and for prisoner rights all over the world, Prison crowding and sub-standard living conditions have created ideal breeding grounds for the virus.

Politics & Society

Is Left populism possible?

Is Left populism possible?

“We need to fight precarity now and to ensure that, in the process, we retain and enhance the best of our representative institutions.”

Science & Technology

What are the key environmental issues facing New Zealand? πŸ”Š

What are the key environmental issues facing New Zealand? πŸ”Š

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has declared a climate change emergency in New Zealand. This declaration is non-binding, but Ardern says the motion intends to hold the Government accountable and recognises that they are taking the issue seriously.

Business & Economics

Meal kit delivery services – Can they advance sustainable eating?

Meal kit delivery services – Can they advance sustainable eating?

“Regular meal subscription services such as My Food Bag and Hello Fresh market themselves as a convenient alternative to supermarket shopping to consumers with a large focus on sustainability. But is it actually transformational change or too little, too late.”

Arts & Culture

What’s wrong with the Anzac mythology?

What’s wrong with the Anzac mythology?

“In salvaging these stories of bloodshed and terror, heroism and humanity, we must pick apart the grand mythology which has smothered and replaced them.”