The theme of the next Discussion Club meeting of the RAS academician O.T. Bogomolov is more than burning, especially in the light of deterioration of relations with the West.
Author page: Oleg Bogomolov
The main objective of the round table “Radical improvement of public health — an essential condition of the Russian society and economy modernization” is deeper understanding of the health systems impact on the state of population health and critical analysis of the latest evidence on effective strategies for improving health systems functioning with regard to increasing demands to ensure their sustainability and the principle of solidarity.
The article — transcript of the regular meeting of the Debating Club headed by academician O.T. Bogomolov — discusses the existing order of labor remuneration and its impact on the society and economy of Russia.
The regular meeting of eminent scientists and publicists, who traditionally gather at the Institute for Economic Strategies to discuss pressing issues, was dedicated to morality in contemporary Russian society.
Recently, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) became the subject for evidently bespoke attacks of a number of TV channels and newspapers. Attacks were characterized by deliberate distortion of truth and attempts to represent RAS in a negative light. They were accompanied by prosecutor and audit controls of academic administration. It seems to have been preparatory barrage before general offensive. The following legislative formalization of this campaign stirred up not only academic environment, but also the public as a whole.
What level of education, culture, morality, civic consciousness and patriotism of society members will meet the challenges of coming information age?
Universities let out into adult life morally unrooted and socially irresponsible individuals, easily finding justification for any actions related to short-term benefit, and this becomes the norm.
Collapse of totalitarian and authoritarian regimes and desire for public life democratization is characteristic feature of the new era. Globalization process contributes to this, as the information about wellfunctioning state system and social order quickly acquires the power of example in other parts of the world.
There is no need to prove the importance of such social indicators as cost of living, average income and average wage, the minimum hourly wage, the poverty threshold as the main characteristics and driving forces of modern progress. But precisely in this area there is the considerable backlog of State Statistics and statistical science.
History doesn’t know subjunctive mood and the accomplished cannot be changed. But 20 years ago the country could choose the different path. And then, when the feeling that we lost the way was intensifying, it was not late to get back on the right track. The Russians, as is known, are strong hindsight. But this time it refused us, and we were stubbornly walking toward our death, not willing to learn from own mistakes committed/wp-content/mag_archive/?mid=109&cid=2544#article_2544Gaidar, market-oriented reforms, Gorbachev, shock therapy, privatization methods.