CULTURE WARS

Deprogramming Qanon Followers Ignores Free Will And Why They Adopted The Beliefs In The First Place
Deprogramming Qanon Followers Ignores Free Will And Why They Adopted The…
by Paul Thomas, Radford University
As popularly imagined, brainwashing is a coercive procedure that programs new long-term personality…
White Supremacy Is The Root Of All Race-related Violence In The US
White Supremacy Is The Root Of All Race-related Violence In The US
by Jennifer Ho, University of Colorado Boulder
Amid the disturbing rise in attacks on Asian Americans since March 2020 is a troubling category of…
Germany's Strange Nostalgia For The Antebellum American South
Germany's Strange Nostalgia For The Antebellum American South
by Sanders Isaac Bernstein, USC
Alongside MAGA hats and Trump 2020 banners, Reich flags and Brandenburg eagles, the American…
After Prolonged Period Of Press-bashing, A More Constructive Form Of Media Criticism Is Now Flourishing
After Prolonged Period Of Press-bashing, A More Constructive Form Of Media…
by Kevin M. Lerner, Marist College
Over the past several years, and maybe even longer, it seems as if every day brings a new round of…

ECONOMY

No Visits and Barely Any Calls: The Pandemic and People with a Family Member In Prison

No Visits and Barely Any Calls: The Pandemic and People with a Family Member In Prison

Alexander Testa and Chantal Fahmy, The University of Texas at San Antonio
As India's Covid Crisis Worsens, Leaders Play The Blame Game While The Poor Suffer Once Again
As India's Covid Crisis Worsens, Leaders Play The Blame Game While The…
by Sujeet Kumar, Jawaharlal Nehru University
India is witnessing a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases after months of declining numbers had given the…
South African Graduates May Be Mostly Employed, But Skills And Jobs Often Don't Match
South African Graduates May Be Mostly Employed, But Skills And Jobs Often…
by Nombulelo Precious Mncayi, North-West University
Labour markets around the world are undergoing significant changes – particularly in non-tech…
Colombia Gives Nearly 1 Million Venezuelan Migrants Legal Status And Right To Work
Colombia Gives Nearly 1 Million Venezuelan Migrants Legal Status And Right…
by Erika Frydenlund, Old Dominion University et al
Colombia will grant legal status to all Venezuelan migrants who fled there since 2016 to escape…
Here Is The Not Too Secret Way Atlantic Canada Is Weathering The Covid-19 Storm
Here Is The Not Too Secret Way Atlantic Canada Is Weathering The Covid-19…
by Rachel McLay, Dalhousie University
While vaccines have brought the end of the COVID-19 pandemic into view, most of Canada is still…

JUSTICE

Some Of My Friends Are Black Racism

"Some Of My Friends Are Black" Racism

Christopher Parker, University of Washington
Internet connected devices like webcams are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Internet of Things. DAVID BURILLO/Flickr, CC BY-SA
Is Someone Watching You Online? The Security Risks Of The Internet Of…
by Patryk Szewczyk, Lecturer, Edith Cowan University
The range and number of “things” connected to the internet is truly astounding, including security…
Use Of Facial Recognition Begs The Question: Who Owns Our Faces?
Use Of Facial Recognition Begs The Question: Who Owns Our Faces?
by Wendy H. Wong
Who owns your face? Of course, a silly question … right? But what about the data generated from…
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…

DEMOCRACY

Google's Union Of Activists Highlights The Need For Ethical Engineering
Google's Union Of Activists Highlights The Need For Ethical Engineering
by Marcel O'Gorman, University of Waterloo
All of my favourite engineers have either abandoned the profession or are dedicating their lives to…
How The Ayn Rand Inspired 'Myth Of The Founder' Poses Real Risks To Democracy
How The Ayn Rand Inspired 'Myth Of The Founder' Poses Real Risks To…
by Jerry Davis, University of Michigan
Coinbase’s plan to go public in April highlights a troubling trend among tech companies: Its…
Politicians Have 'Washed Their Hands' And Blamed Others Since Jesus's Crucifixion
Politicians Have 'Washed Their Hands' And Blamed Others Since Jesus's…
by Tony Keddie, University of British Columbia
Handwashing has gotten substantial coverage this past year during the COVID-19 pandemic, and not…
Following the successful Brexit campaign, Dominic Cummings – the then campaign director of Vote Leave – published a series of blog posts describing how the campaign was run and what his plans were for a successful civil service.
What If We Ran Society Not Based On The Market But On Evidence?
by Spyros Samothrakis
Following the successful Brexit campaign, Dominic Cummings – the then campaign director of Vote…

ENVIRONMENT

The US Electric Power Sector Is Halfway To Zero Carbon Emissions

The US Electric Power Sector Is Halfway To Zero Carbon Emissions

Bentham Paulos, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory et al
Hydrogen Is One Future Fuel Oil Execs And Environmentalists Could Both Support As Rival Countries Search For Climate Solutions
Hydrogen Is One Future Fuel Oil Execs And Environmentalists Could Both…
by John Ballantine, Brandeis University
The 2015 Paris Agreement was a groundbreaking diplomatic effort – 196 countries committed to…
Competition Heats Up In The Melting Arctic, And The Us Isn't Prepared To Counter Russia
Competition Heats Up In The Melting Arctic, And The Us Isn't Prepared To…
by Rockford Weitz, Tufts University
For decades, the frozen Arctic was little more than a footnote in global economic competition, but…
Brazil’s Economic Crisis, Prolonged By Covid-19, Poses An Enormous Challenge To The Amazon
Brazil’s Economic Crisis, Prolonged By Covid-19, Poses An Enormous…
by Peter Richards, George Washington University
Brazil is currently in the midst of a deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its economy shrunk…
Would A Carbon Tax On Imports Be The Climate Solution Officials Expect?
Would A Carbon Tax On Imports Be The Climate Solution Officials Expect?
by Timothy Hamilton, University of Richmond
The European Union is considering a new tax on imports as it tries to fight climate change, and the…

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Why More Places Are Abandoning Columbus Day In Favor Of Indigenous Peoples' Day
Why More Places Are Abandoning Columbus Day In Favor Of…
by alinda Maynor Lowery
More and more towns and cities across the country are electing to…
Freedom Of Speech: A History From The Forbidden Fruit To Facebook
Freedom Of Speech: A History From The Forbidden Fruit To…
by Matthew Sharpe
Free speech is in the news. Not least because several leading…
Why Airline Bailouts Are So Unpopular With Economists
Why Airline Bailouts Are So Unpopular With Economists
by Brian O'Callaghan and Cameron Hepburn
For airlines, the reckoning is no longer far away on the horizon.…
How A Basic Income For All Could Change How We Think About Inequality
How A Basic Income For All Could Change How We Think About…
by Ralph Callebert, Virginia Tech
The idea of a basic income for every person has been popping up…
Germany’s Big Push For Renewables Is Paying Off
Germany’s Big Push For Renewables Is Paying Off
by Terry Nagel-Stanford
A new study finds that renewable energy can make a major and…
U.S. Income Inequality Highest Since The Great Depression
U.S. Income Inequality Highest Since The Great Depression
by Leslie Macmillan
Income inequality in the United States has been a major flashpoint…

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