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tv   Counting the Cost  Al Jazeera  September 18, 2022 6:30am-7:01am AST

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ah, on the wrong home with the headlines allow desert ukraine's presence as, as evidence of widespread torture. as more bodies are found at a massive barrel site in the countries east, the city of idiom was reclaimed from russian forces last week. the czech republic, which holds the presidency, is calling for an international war crimes will crimes. our tribunal collie uncle bonded to call bonnie kinley, apparently close mission and mine. as the occupiers fled, they also dropped the torture device. lay slippery even at the railway station. we found a room for torture until we electric torture could join envelope of both. hulu is just a train station. crew torture was a wide spread practice in the occupy territory. that is what the nazis did. we will establish all the identities of those who tortured our people who brought this
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atrocity from russia to our ukrainian land. yes, president joe biden has warned russia against susan chemical or nuclear weapons in ukraine. he raised the issue in a pre recorded cbs t v interview before leaving the queen elizabeth funeral in london. and us how speak and nancy pelosi has arrived in armenia for talks with prime minister prime minister, nicole passion, yen, the white house as the visit, as a show of support for the country falling recent. fighting with us by john. hello. he is travelling with a delegation, including california congresswoman jackie's buyer, who is of armenian descent, security chiefs from curtis on and to g. cust on, have discussed the latest flareup in fighting along their disputed border. dozens of people been killed in the violence. the 2 former soviet states blame each other for the fighting that broke out on wednesday. there have been border skirmishes between the 2 nations ever since they gained independence of the breakup of the soviet union in 1991 and queen elizabeth 8 grand children have
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held a vigil around head coffin as she lies in state at westminster hall. thousands of people have been queuing in london for many hours to pay their final respects ahead of monday's funeral. now those are the headlines and these continued, hey, on out there are off to counting the cost and you can keep up on i was, is there a dot com we know what's happening in our wheat and we know how to get the places that others hang on i want it done, but own via god. by that put it on purpose. i did 0 had the time in a full grammy and go live on the on the go live, the were another boy that may not be me. cream is happening in fires. i said, i'm going on with the way that you held the thought is what can make a difference. ah, [000:00:00;00]
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with hello, i'm adrian finnegan. this is counting the cost on out here. if you look at the world of business and economics this week, king charles the 3rd exceeds the throne as the u. k. faces of cost of living crisis . critics of questioning the relevance of the wall family at a time of public hardship. so how much does the monarchy cost? also this week, africa is likely to be the continent most effective by global warming. we speak to the director general of the world trade organization to find out how comas could be part of the climate solution. at its dumbed quiet, quitting it's increasingly popular among young workers, rethinking their work life balance. but if it's not about people resigning from their jobs, what is it about the british world family is among the largest and richest
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monarchies in europe. and despite the high cost of maintaining it, poll show the vast majority of britons back the institution. support a say it provides a sense of unity and pride. but the u. k is facing the worst cost of living crisis in decades. and critics, a questioning the monarchies expensive budget. king charles the 3rd will take over his mother's portfolio, but inherit untold riches all eyes. now on how the royal will manage the institution known affectionately as the farm. for the challenge reports on queen elizabeth the seconds wealth. during the turn, the queen a joke in the prince and wears each minted carnes themselves, and the queen kept one another. she famously never carried cash despite being the face of it throughout her long reign. my government will continue to work. queen elizabeth was one of britain's wealthiest women, a monarch landowner, property tycoon, collector and investor,
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with an estimated personal fortune of about $500000000.00. her own wealth came in part from her mother's estate properties including balmoral castle and scotland, a vast stamp collection artworks and a beloved race horses that i have won. weighed as monarch, she owned one of the biggest property portfolios in the u. k. the crown states includes park shopping centers, offices, business and residential property. profits from the estate, which is an independent commercial business, got paid into the u. k. treasury, which in turn took 25 percent of the profits, and paid them to the queen. the seas called the sovereign grant. privately, she received money from another estates, the duchy of lancaster, which is held entrust, the sovereign. it's worth an estimated $682000000.00. the queen started paying
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tax voluntarily on its income in 1992 in 2017 and investigation called the paradise papers found about $13000000.00 had been invested by the duchy . legally offshore. in a caribbean tax haven, she did nothing wrong. it wasn't illegal, but most people for that all her investments when in britain and they were in blue chip companies and it did tanisha image of being whiter than white. it looked as though she was acting like a city fund manager. it's unlikely will ever really know how wealthy the british queen was for some her wealth represented an outdated institution that of monarchy for her support as though she was a valuable asset worth the coins and notes she appeared on. well, the sultan grant cost british tax payers more than $100000000.00 us dollars last year. but the royal family is estimated to have cost less than $2.00 british
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citizen. marco's royals are said to be the most expensive to the citizens estimated to received around $55000000.00 in 2020, out of 10 main royal families in europe. the principality of licks and sign is the only monarchy that doesn't receive any public money from the tax. perhaps only for members of luxembourg, royal family workers, full time broils and receive public money for doing so. the royal house received almost $12000000.00 in 2019. many european monarchies of slim down in recent decades. meaning the royals are expected to find jobs and pay their own weight. the netherlands has been described as a successful example of senior members of the low family holding down real jobs. joining me now from london is david haig. david is the chief executive officer consultancy firm brand finance. good to have you with us david. so britain's economy is saying turmoil inflation rising, the cost of living crisis,
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people of finding the going tough. and yet here we've had this extravagant display of grief. a very expensive funeral. is the british taxpayer getting value for money? well 1st of all, i think it's fair to say that the monarchy as a whole. ready could you successfully high with economy, we've estimated that it's at least. ready 4, if not 5 times what's the best it over to just waste. and i think the 2nd thing to take in there is that a policy being very, very concerned about demonstrating value for money and being transparent. and. ready so if you actually look at what they spend, the money on it is old is closed and very far and told across by a variety of different people. fact is that this kind of state enterprise is expensive. house is running trips like security is. ready very expensive, but in our opinion is worth the expenditure. i suppose you could argue as well that
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even in death queen elizabeth the 2nd. this is still working for for britain and at a gym. it's image all of this pump circumstance, the accession of king charles the 3rd to the throne as well is going to bring tourists in to, to britain, is that they will want to come and see where all of this has happened. well, they've been doing to keep their respects to the queen and they will go on q and right to the end. and then they will line the streets and you know, many, many millions of people from one of the u. k. but we've been watching the interviews for people on the street and it's mentioned that coming from all over the world, people come from canada, australia. ready just to pay their respect. and the moment key we have said for is a very significant incremental tourism generator. people want to comment, she. ready in marquis, the king himself is a wealthy man, thanks in part to the da she of cornwall, which of course now pass to the prince of wales. and is it right to think that the
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royal family have private sources of income, which are not exactly private sources being come in? the much of the money is actually handed to the state. you could draw a comparison with the presence of the usa, presence of the usa have their own private wealth and they make it or they can talk, they make it up, they get into office, they can create the head of state and the representative. so it's an equivalent questions and why has to distinguish between the private finance. ready and the state finances, and they asked to get things wrong probably on a global level of competitors. many, it has their own world. the real time is not that wealthy. they are very wealthy. people pay our standards, but they are not. it's probably mentioned in pretend millions whereas the money which is invested in the country and its own by the country. what. ready houses and collections by the country that runs,
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but it belongs to the country and i think that's my support. the principality of licks and side, as we were hearing a few moments ago, doesn't receive any public money from the taxpayer. and many more keys rely upon their own riches to do the job of being that country's representative if you'd like, just public funding of the monarchy in the u. k. given what's going on, economic lee still makes sense. well, i think if it wasn't industry you were to pay, then it probably wouldn't be worth it. but the fact is, it does make sense to, you know, at least for example, in the amount of free publicity, a coverage is favorable to us. so, you know, he would go around the world who is the king prince ruler of fine. and i to find anyone in the world who even though i was and that you find anyone who knows anything about it. so you know, they may not be paying them,
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but they're not getting money back. whereas here in the u. k. all morning he is making as one of the world's leading countries and for the money spent. got a great the number to. how mindful, don't you think king charles is of the criticism, but the royal family gets as far as that expenditure is concerned. do you think that he will continue with this, this desire to, to be seen at least to be slipping down? are we going to see more royals expected to pay their way, perhaps by, by getting proper jobs? well, one cannot do. it is a proper job in the working roads. do a great deal of good for charity, for institutions in the u. k. and the commonwealth of the world, and it's a very important job of a very tough job. lastly, a actually working royals. they are the ones that actually get paid money by the state, the rest of the roads. and we do have to go out and make them. ready they have to be very discrete by the way they do it. but turning prince charles, i think he's very sensitive,
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but he's an extremely sensitive and extreme intelligent. and he's been saying for years the, the institution one, can you k very transparent. and he's to demonstrate that what it's doing is, you know, it's not extravagant and that it needs to return. i'm sure he will continue to do that. so as far as you're concerned, david brian wins out. the royal family in the u. k. provides excellent value for money. well we've been saying 2011 when we kcal married. right through the. ready jubilee abstruse make and harry wedding, the royal family definitely piece a huge. can you going into 3 channels? one is tourism and trade, where they are very, very favorite. indeed. one is in terms of the effect of the as a role lawrence. and thirdly, it's just a general. ready goodwill esther going to be factors that increase? well,
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the country and one very good expression is the patronage of the family around the world system which generates a great deal well with a companies. so yes, i think it's extremely good that it really good to talk to you on counting the cost money. thanks. indeed for being with us. in the africa, m, it's only around 3 percent of global gas emissions. and yet, african nations are among bows, most exposed to the impact of climate change. at least 20000000 people are at risk of severe hunger because of east africa was drowned in a generation. the world trade organization says the trade can help the consonant tackled global warming. i was serious razzles said i spoke to the director general of the w t. o and g o, z, a condo, a whaler at the african adaptation summit in rotterdam, in the netherlands. actually we don't have to look too far to see the impact of
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climate change on trade. we saw this somehow rivers in europe that normally have bodies that gary goods like the ryan the danube beginning to dry up. i need making it difficult for 4 bodies to carry goods and then they have to be put on trucks and trains, which is far more expensive. so climate change is meaning that we might see the cost of trade of going up because of shipping and trans shipment issues. so that's one side of the equation. now on the other side that people don't think about is that trade is really part of the solution to climate change. trade is itself an instrument of adaptation. just think about this without trade, you will not be able to make available the new technologies that will help for climate adaptation. you will not be able to have access to the goods and services to take good practices. are from one country to the other. all this is facilitated by treat,
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so treat is centrally important. it's also an instrument of adaptation because if you have a climate event that makes it impossible for you to grow your food. oh or that in on dates or you know, properties. and so you need to have access perhaps, to externally, to other countries, to be able to bring him food, bringing supplies, bringing equipment that you need. well, agriculture is among the factors most at risk with some studies estimating that climate impacts could cause the continence crop, productivity growth by a 3rd, the w t. o system africa's trade could help offset future shocks in agricultural output, africa share of whoa to treat of liberal merchandise. street is very low. it's less than 3 percent. this has to change. if africa's to benefit from world trade and from the rules of the world trade organization,
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we need to trade more. so that means we shouldn't just be trade in raw materials on commodities of we've as we've done yet to yet, it means we need to start adding value to our products. i'd like to see africa's shelf well trade double within the next decade we should be doing 3 to 6. we should be doing up to 6 percent of world trade. to do that with most add value to our products, we must attract supply chains. you know, the world is starting to see that we need to diversify our supply chains because of what happened during the pandemic. when we saw that goods manufactured certain goods is concentrated in a few countries and that's risky dot diversification. we can take advantage of fee to bring those supply chains to africa so well, so part of the global value chains, and i call it re globalization. let's use street to re globalize the world down, bring africa into the mainstream of the trade in system. we're conjured,
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willa says that ensuring access to new technologies is important to helping africa reduce the climate impact. they managed to get a compromise agreement at the w 2 that is enabling, developing countries still have access to vaccine patents using instruments that can override these for the next 5 years. i am sincerely hoping that with climate change the ravages of climate change, which will mean that we will not sometimes my food. we may not be able to grow. food may need new technologies on the continent to help us out. drought resistant varieties of flood resistant varieties or new technologies. as you said, i'm hoping that knowing that we are all in this together that we need global solidarity. we will be able to come to sensible arrangements whereby africa and those spots of the developing world that need new technologies can access it. whilst at the same time,
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not dis incentivize in those who want to create new technologies and do research. wealthy notions pledge to spend around $25000000000.00 by 2025 to help africa adapt to climate change. the world trade organization says look, financing should be aligned with trade policies. africa needs a just transition. so it needs to be given time to be able to transition to that new technologies to renewables. it's beginning to happen, but it, but during this period, do we need to look at our deaf wells? not the may be the worst of the fossil fuels like go, but gas as it drains a jump will, is not been increasingly recognized so that the country can have base load power that can, you know, sort of pa, manufacturing on the continent and help us develop develop countries from mr. $100000000000.00 to go with the perry sack codes. we now understand that we are
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approaching 80. we hope that by the time we get to call 2070 channels shake will nowhere 100. but that's just the beginning. we need more resources from both public and private sector. now for their w too. what can we do? let me tell you this. sometimes you can have money. i'm financing, but you're still not able to access the goods. you need to transition. we've seen it in the pandemic. there were those who had resources school that said money to purchase vaccines for africa. but because of export restrictions, kovacs was not able to get those vaccines out of india that time they were needed. so we want our members to make sure that for the green transition, we should look at how to keep bro, he'd be shuns and restrictions down on green goods, on technologies that are needed. so that those developing countries, including countries in africa, will need access, can have it no williams of workers around the world lost their jobs during the pandemic,
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all those were forced to work from home and dance provided an opportunity for many employees to rethink their career choices. reimagined the workplace and try to take back their power at work. for example. more than 70000000 american workers left their jobs in the year starting april 2021. what was known as the great resignation . now another trend is on the rise. it's called quiet quitting, despite the name, it has nothing to do with people actually residing from that jobs. well, the turn describes workers who only do the job that they're being paid to do. just meeting that job description without taking on any extra duties in order to focus on time spent outside the office. it's become a buzzword recently after i had con, an american tick tock user with over 10000 followers, posted a video that went viral saying, work is not your life. according to a survey by gallops, including $15000.00 full and part time workers,
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about half of american workers are quiet quitters. another term is also increasingly becoming part of the workplace debate. it's quiet firing. now that defines employers to make working conditions so miserable will deny resources or opportunity to workers aiming to force employees to leave without dismissing them outright. well, to discuss all of this, rejoined by chris warhorse, chris is the director of the institute for employment research at the university of warwick. he joins us now from glasgow or the u. k. good teddy with his chris. the fact that some employees feel unmotivated the drudge of the 9 to 5 not engaged with jobs is nothing new. people have always felt like that's why the fossil of a quiet, quitting old jones consisted of multiple tasks least very loosely defined is he said customers or to drive a train and we never have the details about how you supposed to do. there are many people at discretionary assets,
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they go the extra mile to know this is chad to customers when they're sending them so that customers feel good and come back will be the case of train drivers and you can to moments. and if somebody's off sick, they'll come in and work an extra day, and all that helps companies be more efficient and, and work smoothly and quiet. quitting means with drawings to live that discretionary assets and doing minimum specify min minimum specified in the contract. and they don't tell us, is that the doing it tens is a silent withdrawal of labor and goodwill. and i think there's a couple of reasons why this might be happening in happening now. because as you say, it's nothing new particularly how many the 1970s people used to do something called work to rule when they were to speak with management. and that meant again that they were similar to what was in the contract and nothing more. everything suddenly started to collapse, trains didn't run properly,
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schoolwork and probably how's, i mean it because people were doing only the minimum, the difference was in the old games that this was done collectively and openly. and now it's doing is being done kindly and on an individual basis. we don't know the extent that we collect page, right, because it is a silent moment. i think some people in the pan derek and say, for lot of workers to independent make, they were working at home and working a home. and the bosses went around and a lot of discretion about how they worked. and melding the being called into the alliances and being pulled into losses at the time. and they actually know they can do the job. and they're feeling less inclined. and sorry, the leave to kind of have less of that discretion. and that makes me happy to losing control. you say, chris, there are no, there are studies into the,
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into it or how wide spread this this practice has become. but the fact that it started on social media, i suppose, means that at least we consume, as far as the demographics are concerned. this is involving younger as opposed to more senior experienced workers. who is it? would that be a correct assumption? do you think we're finding these designing dose popping up on certain agentless like and that does reflect the demographic in those younger. what is those young workers that report? they're the ones who cos, who have less committed to work places because they're to start their careers and of course they don't have more just and they don't have founders. so they feel more able, if you'd like to be able to do that asylum withdrawal, and many of them, of course, you workers a not organize through trade union. so in many ways, they're not able to say that collective action is didn't asked. so how should employ a deal with choir quitting when the obvious answer should be pay the more?
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well, the employees need to take a step back and say, look, work is closing in. this discretionary helps them business even more efficiently. and if workers are quietly quitting, they're losing that extra as an extra ward. and so they're going to take a step back and say, okay, well we'll happen next. it's likely that these employees leave in the future. dissatisfied employers tend to leave organizations that will lead to more labor shortages are less efficient in their organization. so things will run smoothly. the lesson, i think, as you rightly say, is that they've got to train employees. well, that means not expect to work long hours evenings to do extra tasks, and it means paying them decent wages or paying them fairly, wor, employee. what employees think is a fair wage. so that what we're doing in the context for this is, is they're all
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a machine to use them. and because some level recruiting as many people as that, like, there's more of the existing employees as a law of kind of compounding factors and employers have just kind of take a step back and say, we need to keep employees that they've got treatment. so what about the issue of quiet firing? why would a boss resort to doing that, or is it as a direct response to quiet quitting? just like quiet quitting in some way? climate firing has been around for a long time. employers or managers, if they were happy with individual workers, would marginalized. and again, it's, it's, it's, it's a difficult situation for both employees and employers. one of the managers with nobody was because workers, workers that don't do what we're doing, but it's really money just taking a step back and saying, why is it that these employees are not doing what we want to do? why is it that they feel unhappy? so it won't, since quite firing,
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looks like the obvious response to quote and quitting, but neither party really benefits chris, it's been really good. so carol county, the cost, but effectively for being with us. and that's all show for this week. if you'd like to comment on anything that you've seen, you can treat me. i'm at a finnegan on twitter, use the hash tag a j, c t c. if you can, or you could drop us a line counting the cost of al jazeera dot net is our address, as always, has plenty more few online at al jazeera dot com slash ctc. that takes you straight to a page a day. you'll find individual reports, links, even in time episodes for you to catch up. but that is it for this edition of counting the cost. i'm adrian phenergan from the whole team here in doha. thanks for being with us. the news on al jazeera is next from the war in ukraine to the global energy crisis, and the impact of climate change. the need for international cooperation has never been more vital. as leaders from
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