I hope everyone’s enjoyed a good National Heroes weekend – I’m still in Scotland working on my PhD research, hence the general lack of regular posting at the moment.
Despite this, I was invited to take part in a panel-like discussion on a relatively new show (I believe this was the second one ever) called ‘Hog Money’ on Bermuda’s Channel 82. The show is co-hosted by Lamone Woods and Robert Stewart, and touches on various political and economic issues, with a particular theme for each episode.
The particular episode in question was focused on welfare/financial assistance and the various pros and cons of it. Mr Stewart is rather well-known for his rather neo-liberal and, arguably, conservative, positions, and I think myself and the other guest, Cordell Riley – a social scientist/statistician and former president of the anti-racism group CURB, were invited in order to provide a counter-narrative to his.
I enjoyed the show and the clashing of strongly different perspectives. It is supposed to be broadcast in about three weeks, so early July, and I’ll write a post about it closer to the time.
As part of my preparation for the debate I did some minimal research and wrote up a few notes. These notes are such that I think they could serve as a series of posts on different aspects of the issue, and they also expand and could provide links to the various statistics, etc, that I brought up during the debate. Which I think will help augment the show itself – and I of course welcome Mr Stewart and Mr Riley to comment here or elsewhere in like manner.
I don’t want to steal the proverbial thunder from the show itself however, so I won’t say much more until it is due for broadcast. I’m thinking I’ll release a series of posts based on my notes around that time too.