How Welfare's Work Requirements Can Deepen And Prolong Poverty
How Welfare's Work Requirements Can Deepen And Prolong Poverty
in Economy by Kristin Seefeldt, University of Michigan
Like many experts on American poverty relief, I don’t see why that punitive strategy makes sense.
Why Trying To Keep Nature The Same Is A Fool's Errand
Why Trying To Keep Nature The Same Is A Fool's Errand
in Environment by Alistair Jump, University of Stirling
When it comes to deciding which plants and animals to protect and which to remove, our approach might make even the…
How Big Pharma Is Hindering Treatment Of The Opioid Addiction Epidemic
How Big Pharma Is Hindering Treatment Of The Opioid Addiction Epidemic
in Healthcare by Robin Feldman, University of California, Hastings
“A crippling problem.” “A total epidemic.” “A problem like nobody understands.” These are the words President Trump…
It’s Time To Restore The Flow Of Our Planet’s Life-giving Waters
It’s Time To Restore The Flow Of Our Planet’s Life-giving Waters
in Environment by Sandra Postel, globalwaterpolicy.org
Ensia invited eight global thought leaders to share their vision for the environment as it relates to business,…
Don't Listen To The Rich: Why Inequality Is Bad For Everyone
Don't Listen To The Rich: Why Inequality Is Bad For Everyone
in Inequality by Chris Doucouliagos, Deakin University
Having only a few people with most of the wealth, motivates others. This theory is actually wrong according to research.
How To Fight Throwaway Culture By Having More But Owning Less
How To Fight Throwaway Culture By Having More But Owning Less
in Environment by Christine Cole and Alex Gnanapragasam, Nottingham Trent University
Until the advent of cheap credit and cheaper item costs, for many consumers in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s rental was…
Inaction On Climate Change Risks Leaving Future Generations $530 Trillion In Debt
Inaction On Climate Change Risks Leaving Future Generations $530 Trillion In Debt
in Climate Solutions by James Dyke, University of Southampton
By continuing to delay significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, we risk handing young people alive today a…
The Hidden Extra Costs Of Living With A Disability
The Hidden Extra Costs Of Living With A Disability
in Healthcare by Sophie Mitra, Fordham University; et al.
Disability is often incorrectly assumed to be rare. However, global estimates suggest than one in seven adults has some…
Why Bridges, Roads And Other Infrastructure Are Important To Your Health
Why Bridges, Roads And Other Infrastructure Are Important To Your Health
in Healthcare by Korydon Smith, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Two seemingly unrelated national policy debates are afoot, and we can’t adequately address one unless we address the…
Why We Hanker For The Old Ways And The Good Old Days
Why We Hanker For The Old Ways And The Good Old Days
in Culture Wars by Rodney Tiffen, University of Sydney
The children come home from school to be greeted by their mother, who is wearing an apron. They then go off to play…
How Some Rich People Are Trying To Dismantle Inequality
How Some Rich People Are Trying To Dismantle Inequality
in Inequality by Erynn Beaton, The Ohio State University; et al.
Ample research indicates that the growing problem of wealth and income inequality could stunt U.S. economic growth and…
The Healing Power Of Hip Hop
The Healing Power Of Hip Hop and Rap
in Culture Wars by Alexander Crooke, University of Melbourne and Raphael Travis Jr., Texas State University
Last year, New York’s then police commissioner Willam Bratton was quick to blame rap music and the culture around it…
The Real Consequences Of Fake News
The Real Consequences Of Fake News
in Trends by Dominik Stecula, University of British Columbia
Fake news, or fabricated content deceptively presented as real news, has garnered a lot of interest since the U.S.…
Is A Healthy Environment A Human Right?
Is A Clean and Healthy Environment A Human Right?
in Environment by Nicholas F. Stump, West Virginia University
Do we have a fundamental right to breathe clean air, drink clean water and eat safe food?
Trolling Ourselves To Death In The Age Of Twitter Wars, Lies, Bullies, and Insults?
Trolling Ourselves To Death In The Age Of Twitter Wars, Lies, Bullies, and Insults?
in Culture Wars by Jason Hannan, University of Winnipeg
How did we arrive in this Twilight Zone, in which the norms of public discourse appear to have broken down — this…
Rising Carbon Dioxide Is Making The World's Plants More Water-wise
Rising Carbon Dioxide Is Making The World's Plants More Water-wise
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Land plants are absorbing 17% more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere now than 30 years ago, our research shows.
Why Our Global ‘Age Of Rage’ Is Entering A New Phase
Why Our Global ‘Age Of Rage’ Is Entering A New Phase
in Activism by Richard Youngs, University of Warwick
Protesters have recently been out in force in Russia, Poland, Hungary, northern Morocco and Venezuela; sizeable…
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Could You Be An Optimistic Radical Solarpunk?
in Climate Solutions by Jennifer Hamilton, University of Sydney
Solarpunk imagines a sustainable future, and what it might be like to live in it. Solarpunk’s optimism towards the…
Why A Community’s Vulnerability To Drought Is More Important Than The Drought Itself.
Why A Community’s Vulnerability To Drought Is More Important Than The Drought Itself.
in Climate Impacts by Lina Eklund and Darcy Thompson, Lund University
Our worry is that putting too much emphasis on the climate overlooks the role of political and socio-economic factors…
Organizing Human Chain Saves Drowning Family: Can A Similar Approach Save Our Drowning Human Family?
Organizing Human Chain Saves Drowning Family: Can A Similar Approach Save Our Drowning Human Family?
in Activism by Steve Bhaerman
We always feel heartened by tales of heroism, and we celebrate the individual hero or "shero". It's even more…
How Wildfires Could Radically Change Our Forests And Your Life
How Wildfires Could Radically Change Our Forests And Your Life
in Climate Impacts by Merritt Turetsky, University of Guelph
Multiple lines of evidence are now telling us a convincing story that boreal fires are changing — they are getting…
tyranny
To Defeat Tyranny Today Look To The Past
in Democracy by Waller R. Newell, Carleton University
Democracy is under assault. Vladimir Putin’s authoritarianism, ISIS terrorism, the nuclear threat from North Korea and…
I've Studied Larsen C And Its Giant Iceberg For Years and It's Not A Simple Story Of Climate Change
I've Studied Larsen C And Its Giant Iceberg For Years and It's Not A Simple Story Of Climate Change
in Climate Impacts by Adrian Luckman, Swansea University
One of the largest icebergs ever recorded has just broken away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
How Building Your Child's Spoken Word Bank Can Boost Their Capacity To Read
How Building Your Child's Spoken Word Bank Can Boost Their Capacity To Read
in Education by Signy Wegener and Anne Castles, Macquarie University
Children’s oral vocabulary – their knowledge of the sounds and meanings of words – is strongly positively associated…
Democracy in Chains: The Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America
Democracy in Chains: The Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America
in Democracy by Kristin Miller, BillMoyers.com
Author Nancy MacLean has unearthed a stealth ideologue of the American right. Her book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep…
Why In The Future It Should Be Consumers That Go On Strike
Why In The Future It Should Be Consumers That Go On Strike
in Economic Justice by Aude Cefaliello, University of Glasgow
I belong to a generation that has been told there is no other choice other than to be flexible in the labour market.…
Why Is It So Hard To Improve American Policing?
Why Is It So Hard To Improve American Policing?
in Justice by Frederic Lemieux, George Washington University
The use of lethal force by police officers in Minnesota and Baton Rouge has once again sparked protests over the…
The Gig Economy Was Nothing New Even In The 18th Century
The Gig Economy Was Nothing New Even In The 18th Century
in Economy by Tawny Paul, University of Exeter
The Taylor Report, the UK government’s recent major review of modern work, paid particular attention to the “gig…
Sharing is Good: Building a Sharing Economy
Sharing is Good: Building a Sharing Economy & Community
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By changing our idea of what it means to be sustainable people, families, and businesses, and working together to…
If Democracy Is To Survive, Youth Must Stand Up And Defend
If Democracy Is To Survive, Youth Must Stand Up And Defend It
in Democracy by Henry Giroux, McMaster University
According to famed anthropologist Arjun Appadurai, the central question of our times is whether we’re witnessing the…
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How Empathy Can Make Or Break A Troll
in Culture Wars by Evita March, Federation University Australia
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran recently announced he had quit Twitter because he was sick of internet trolls.
Why The Opioid Crisis Is A Referendum On Unregulated Free Market Theory
Why The Opioid Crisis Is A Referendum On Unregulated Free Market Theory
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The opioid crisis in the US is a near perfect example why the current push for unregulated free markets is mostly…
Global Compact On Migration Needs To Focus On Harnessing Its Win-Win Benefits
Global Compact On Migration Needs To Focus On Harnessing Its Win-Win Benefits
in Inequality by Julia Blocher, United Nations University
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A Look Inside The Minds Of Trump’s True Believers
in Democracy by Ronald W. Pies, Tufts University
When Donald Trump gave the commencement address at Liberty University this spring, he told the graduates that “America…
Why Volvo Going All Electric Is Not As Revolutionary As It Seems
Why Volvo Going All Electric Is Not As Revolutionary As It Seems
in Economy by Jim Saker, Loughborough University
The announcement from Volvo that all of its new models from 2019 will include an element of electric vehicle technology…
What You Need To Know About Credit Card Fraud
What You Need To Know About Credit Card Fraud
in Privacy and Security by Bruno Buonaguidi, Università della Svizzera italiana
If you are the owner of a credit or a debit card, there is a non-negligible chance that you may be subject to fraud,…
7 In 10 Smartphone Apps Share Your Data With Third-party Services
7 In 10 Smartphone Apps Share Your Data With Third-party Services
in Privacy and Security by Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, University of California, Berkeley and Srikanth Sundaresan, Princeton University
Our mobile phones can reveal a lot about ourselves: where we live and work; who our family, friends and acquaintances…
A Lesson From India: Why A Cashless Society Hurts The Poor
A Lesson From India: Why A Cashless Society Hurts The Poor
in Inequality by Dana Kornberg, University of Michigan
India recently tried to reduce the use of cash in its economy by eliminating, overnight, two of its most widely used…
Why Border Walls Are Ineffective, Costly And Fatal
Why Border Walls Are Ineffective, Costly And Fatal
in Justice by Elisabeth Vallet, Université du Québec à Montréal
It seems like every month brings news of another border wall going up.
Solving Homelessness: A Public Option For Land Ownership?
Solving Homelessness: A Public Option For Land Ownership?
in Inequality by Lowell B. Denny, III, People's World
A number of recent articles in the corporate press around the country highlight the ongoing dilemma the capitalist…
Why The Summer Of Love Was More Than Hippies And LSD
Why The Summer Of Love Was More Than Hippies And LSD
in Trends by Nicholas Campion, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Something remarkable happened to the youth of the Western world 50 years ago.
How Mainstream Media Can Still Effect Social Change
How Mainstream Media Can Still Effect Social Change
in Activism by Yasmin Jiwani, Concordia University
While there is much to critique about the news media in this age of “post-truth” within a landscape dominated by a…
Students' Test Scores Tell Us More About The Community They Live In Than What They Know
Students' Test Scores Tell Us More About The Community They Live In Than What They Know
in Education by Christopher Tienken, Seton Hall University
Every year, policymakers across the U.S. make life-changing decisions based on the results of standardized tests. These…
07 08 dystopia
What Are The Orwellian Dystopias Of The 21st Century?
in Privacy and Security by Simon Willmetts, University of Hull
Fictional metaphors matter, and in the battle to safeguard our civil liberties few metaphors matter more than George…

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