let’s also consider the consequences of political decisions on our everyday lives. Can you think of examples from your everyday
let’s also consider the consequences of political decisions on our everyday lives. Can you think of examples from your everyday life when you encounter politics? What makes these experiences “political?”
Everyone has a different routine to follow yet the different aspects of our lives are affected by the politics and political decisions from the moment we leave our bed in the morning to the moment when we rest again on our bed at night ( literally as the implementation of daylight saving time is itself a political and economic decision, and not an entirely uncontroversial one).
Whether we go to office by car or take public transportation , every activity of our daily life may be influenced by a entire host of political decisions including:-
· the cost of fuel (often influenced by the political situation in oil-producing regions such as the Persian Gulf)
· the amount of tax the government imposes on fuel (making driving more or less affordable)
· the amount of public money invested in public transport, making it more or less efficient, convenient and affordable to use
· our own decision to take public transport or use a car pool, perhaps because we are conscious of the environmental damage caused by car emissions.
The goods which we buy or the amount of tax which we pay and the level and quality of public service which we receive in return to our taxes ( roads, public transport, healthcare, public education, parks and so on) are all the results of a vast and long political debates and decision making process.
For parents, the schools in which their children go, the size of the class rooms and the syllabus of their kids are all resulted from the political processes. For example, some politicians are in favor of traditional values and national history while some favors the inclusion of social diversity in school syllabus. Thus it is rightly said that politics is with us ‘from the cradle to the grave’.