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CULTURE WARS

Populism Erupts When People Feel Disconnected and Disrespected
Populism Erupts When People Feel Disconnected and Disrespected
by Noam Gidron and Peter A. Hall
Understanding populism’s roots is essential for addressing its rise and threat to democracy. We…
The Term 'fake news' Is Doing Great Harm
The Term 'Fake News' Is Doing Great Harm
by Joshua Habgood-Coote
It’s easy to think that everyone knows what “fake news” means – it was Collins Dictionary’s word of…
From QAnon’s Dark Mirror, We Can Discover Hope
From QAnon’s Dark Mirror, We Can Discover Hope
by Charles Eisenstein
A dark mirror shows features one would rather not see. You gaze at the repulsive visage in the…
When Did Humans First Go To War?
When Did Humans First Go To War?
by Martin Smith and John Stewart
When modern humans arrived in Europe around 40,000 years ago, they made a discovery that was to…

ECONOMY

Digital Localism Is The Response To The Tech Giants Controlling Everything?
Digital Localism is the Response to the Tech Giants Controlling Everything
by Myriam Ertz et al
Thanks to platforms that link online consumption to local interests, the desire to buy local is now…
Why Women's Health Is Better When They Have More Control In Their Society
Why Women's Health Is Better When They Have More Control In Their Society
by Siobhán Mattison, et al.
Long before COVID-19, women made less money than men, had more child care responsibilities and were…
Mega Millions Jackpot at $750 Million – Where Does All The Lottery Tax Revenue Really Go?
Mega Millions Jackpot at $750 Million – Where Does All The Lottery Tax…
by Liberty Vittert
In the middle of the 20th century, when lotteries first started in the U.S., they were sold to…
'Successful Failures' – The Problem with Food Banks
'Successful Failures' – The Problem with Food Banks
by Nick Rose and Susan Booth
Food banks have morphed from “emergency to industry” – lauded for reducing food insecurity and…

JUSTICE

The Morality of Canceling Student Debt
The Morality of Canceling Student Debt
by Kate Padgett Walsh
There are those who question the idea of debt forgiveness and call it unfair to those who never…
Netflix's "The Social Dilemma" Highlights The Problem With Social Media, But What's The Solution?
Netflix's "The Social Dilemma" Highlights The Problem With Social Media,…
by Belinda Barnet and Diana Bossio
Facebook has responded to Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, saying it “buries the substance…
How Not Only Revenge But Unfairness Can Unleash The Urge To Punish
How Not Only Revenge But Unfairness Can Unleash The Urge To Punish
by Paul Deutchman
Unfairness alone is upsetting – upsetting enough to drive people to punish those who have benefited…
How Your Personal Data Is The Currency of the Digital Age
How Your Personal Data Is The Currency of the Digital Age
by Guillaume Desjardins
The commodification of the internet in the early 1990s brought western societies into the digital…

DEMOCRACY

Love As Legacy And How Youth Are Shaping Future Generations
Love As Legacy and How Youth Are Shaping Future Generations
by Heather Lawford et al
How youth carve out legacies and how storytelling can teach and inspire critical hope.
People Take Better Care When They Feel Like They Have A Stake In Them
People Take Better Care When They Feel Like They Have A Stake In Them
by Suzanne Shu
People can feel “psychological ownership,” a sense of personal attachment, even for parks and other…
How Trump's Narcissism May Have Changed Leadership Forever
How Trump's Narcissism May Have Changed Leadership Forever
by Steven H. Appelbaum
What about those who aspire to key leadership positions who have been inspired by Trump? Will they…
What Will The World Be Like After Coronavirus?
What Will The World Be Like After Coronavirus?
by Simon Mair
Where will we be in six months, a year, ten years from now? I lie awake at night wondering what the…

ENVIRONMENT

The Greta Thunberg Effect: People Familiar With Young Climate Activist May Be More Likely To Act
The Greta Thunberg Effect: People Familiar with Young Climate Activist May…
by Anandita Sabherwal and Sander van der Linden
In the same time that Greta Thunberg has become a household name, public concern about climate…
Taking Care Of Business: The Private Sector Is Waking Up To Nature's Value
Taking Care Of Business: The Private Sector Is Waking Up To Nature's Value
by Megan C Evans
Extreme weather can disrupt operations and supply chains, spelling disaster for both small vendors…
Why Curbing Population Growth To Tackle Climate Change Is A Tough Ask
Why Curbing Population Growth To Tackle Climate Change Is A Tough Ask
by Michael P. Cameron
Population growth plays a role in environmental damage and climate change. But addressing climate…
Pollinators At Risk: Neonicotinoid Pesticides Stop Bees And Flies From Getting A Good Night's Sleep
Pollinators At Risk: Neonicotinoid Pesticides Stop Bees and Flies From…
by Kiah Tasman
More than 99,000 people petitioned the UK government to support the ban amid a wealth of scientific…

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Why Women’s Climate Leadership Is Vital
Why Women’s Climate Leadership Is Vital
by Sarah Myhre, Ph.D.
Women’s leadership won’t be a panacea for the overwhelming whiteness…
Breaking the Cycle of Fear and Violence
How We Can Break the Cycle of Fear and Violence
by Ocean Robbins
From an early age, my parents helped me to look at problems in the…
Modern Monetary Theory: The Rise Of Economists Who Say Huge Government Debt Is Not A Problem
Modern Monetary Theory: The Rise Of Economists Who Say Huge…
by John Whittaker
There is no limit to the quantity of money that can be created by a…
Are We Living In A Dystopia?
Are We Living In A Dystopia?
by Shauna Shames and Amy Atchison
Dystopian fiction is hot. Sales of George Orwell’s “1984” and…
Democrat Or Republican, Americans Are Angry, Frustrated And Overwhelmed
Democrat Or Republican, Americans Are Angry, Frustrated And…
by María Celeste Wagner and Pablo J. Boczkowski
As the country looks ahead to President Donald Trump’s possible…
Will Billionaire Climate Philanthropists Always Be Part Of The Problem
Will Billionaire Climate Philanthropists Always Be Part Of…
by Heather Alberro
Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO and the richest man alive, recently made…