Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Tag: society

The essentials of life

Humanity must find ways to make itself more humane and less human.

Inequality and the coronavirus

Or how to destroy American society from the top down.

When politicians turn immigration into a ‘crisis,’ entire societies suffer

A look at Sicily, where political restrictions on immigration are taking their toll on local residents as well as immigrants.

Let’s find many ways to share the goods of our society

Ideas can improve society. But they can also be destructive.

Learning the power of lies

Facts vs. falsehoods in the age of Trump.

What a society designed for well-being looks like

Economic justice goes a long way toward improving mental health up and down the socioeconomic ladder.

Thieves in the suites

After all, some of society's most inventive minds are flimflammers, Ponzi-schemers, gamers and embezzlers.

Our racial and ethnic roots in all their tangled diversity are...

Trumpian white supremacy has it all wrong.

Signs of a Dying Society

While Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning and John Kiriakou are vilified for revealing vital information about spying and bombing and torture, a man who...

The Many Ways Women Are Beaten Down in America

Despite all the successes of women, such as earning the right to economic equality, the white male establishment has prevailed. Are women still second-rate members of society today?

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To hell with the filibuster

Representative democracy based on majority rule is logical; anything else is utterly illogical and self-defeating.

Despite pressure from US and Bayer, Mexico will ban glyphosate

“Our rationale is based on the precautionary principle in the face of environmental risks as well as the right of the Mexican government to take action in favor of the public good.”

Colombian company uses coffee husks to build low-income housing

Woodpecker, a startup in Bogota, Colombia, uses coffee husks to manufacture lightweight, prefabricated buildings for home and classroom use.

Investigation into chemical exposure from fracking in Pennsylvania provokes call for rapid phaseout

“Pennsylvania’s children should not be used as laboratory rats,” said biologist Sandra Steingraber, who called fracking “an uncontrolled human experiment” that involves “toxic exposures.”

Reclaimed water could be the solution to farming in a drier future

A California farm is making sure wastewater no longer goes to waste.