Alan Saunders


Waste not! - Design solutions for waste management

A welcome trend has seen designers, manufacturers and consumers becoming increasingly aware of what is wasted, whether that be the left-over materials in producing a product for sale, or once sold, the product itself when we are tired of it. Just think of all those...

The right to property and the right to health

Is it morally permissible to impose strong patent protections where doing so prices important new medicines out of the reach of many poor people? This week on The Philosopher's Zone, Thomas Pogge, professor of philosophy at Yale University, talks about the morality of the global...

Indigenous housing

We've heard a lot lately about the ill health and social difficulties of Aboriginal communities in some remote regions of the country and the government's response to them. What we haven't heard much about is how the environment in which Indigenous people live: the houses...