Health services are not living with Covid, they're dying from it
Now is the time to face the fact that the Western world’s attempt to ‘live with Covid’ is the straw that is breaking the back of health services.
Have "neoliberal" policies, institutions prompted preference for greater inequality?
Neoliberalism, which calls for free-market capitalism, regressive taxation, and the elimination of social services, has become the predominant global socioeconomic framework since the late 1970s.
Lies that 'might' eventually come true seem less unethical
Whether the situation involves a politician making a controversial statement, a business stretching the truth in an advertisement or a job seeker lying about their professional skills on a resume, “it might become true in the future” is used to justify statements that are verifiably false in the present.
How personal commonalities foster closeness of political views
In order to have a functioning team, united organization or an integrated and diverse workforce, the first thing that must happen is that people have to establish the things they share in common.
It's time to stop defining a nation's success through economic growth
For developed democracies like the United States or Western Europe, economic growth has historically been a key measure of success and central to national identity. Will a long-run decline in growth bring an end to this hyper-focus on economic growth as a leading indicator of a society’s success?
Seattle's minimum wage increase did not change crime or employment rates
The drive to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour in the US is gathering steam—though it is hotly contested by those on the right of the political spectrum. Some interesting new research has killed off two popular assumptions upon which both sides have relied.
Campaign promises more likely to be kept by governments run by women
Governments with strong female representation are more likely to deliver on campaign promises. Promises are even more likely to be kept when women in government assume leadership roles.
Guilty! Richard III did murder "the Princes in the Tower"
King Richard III’s involvement in one of the most notorious and emotive mysteries in English history may be a step closer to being solved. One of the ultimate cold cases.
Explained: Political polarization
Polarization is a social phenomenon in which a population divides into belligerent groups with rigidly opposed beliefs and identities that inhibit cooperation and undermine pursuit of a common good. New research links political polarization to economic inequality.
Conservatives and liberals motivated by different psychological factors
Psychological research on the different motives underlying support for liberal versus conservative leaders and agendas can help to explain why one group is much more focused on promoting equality and social justice than the other.
Most nations failing to protect nature in COVID-19 pandemic recovery plans
Some countries, including the United States, Brazil and Australia, are back-tracking on existing laws and relaxing regulations and enforcement actions aimed at protecting nature.
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