Maxim Short Cuts | The crisis crisis
Are we in a “crisis crisis?” In our inaugural podcast episode of 2023, Researcher ‘Alapasita Pomelile explores the overuse of the word “crisis” in today’s society. Everything is labelled as a crisis, from rising living costs and inflation to school truancy and health system issues. But is everything really a crisis? ‘Ala argues that the overuse of the word can hinder our ability to respond thoughtfully and efficiently. Tune in to hear her thought-provoking insights and learn about the dangers of the frequent use of the term “crisis” in the public sphere. Don’t miss out on this timely and vital conversation.
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