mental health

‘The Anniversary Effect’: What one full year in lockdown has done to our psyche

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In every corner of the world, you are confronted with various media recapping the past year and dissecting exactly how the pandemic has radically...

Tokyo 2020 in the Face of Hardship

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By Robert Hunziker The Tokyo 2020 Olympics reflects a sense of optimism to the world community and has become a centerpiece of the Abe administration’s...

Food and Fuel Excess: The Dark Side of America’s Exceptionalism

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By Robert Paarlberg By a wide margin, the United States leads the rich countries of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) both in...

Design, When Everybody Designs

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Social innovation and design for a new economy By Ezio Manzini In a fast and profoundly changing world everybody designs. The result of this diffuse designing...

After a year of Zoom meetings, we’ll need to rebuild trust through eye contact

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By David Weitzner The pandemic has exacerbated an already troubling trust deficit across political, economic and demographic divides. Research shared just before the pandemic’s onset uncovered...

Open Letter to the Covid-Corrupted Media

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By Peter Koenig We, The People, are concerned about worldwide media reporting about covid. Are you, Western Media Moguls, realizing that there is hardly anything else...

Gender Confessions and Postmodern Auto Da-Fé

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By Julian Vigo Transgender politics today function very similarly to auto da-fé where the subject must not only have something to confess, she is obligated...

Hindu Nationalism and the Consolidation of Hate Politics in India

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By Kalim Siddiqui When we look back, since the demolition of the Babri Masjid a quarter of century ago, it seems a well-planned and well-thought...

Emoji: New Language or Trend?

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By Marcel Danesi As societies change and grow, language too, evolves. In this article, the author analyses the rise of the emoji as a means...

Multinationals don’t approach investing in Africa the same way: the differences matter

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By Colin David Reddy and Ralph Hamann There are growing expectations across the world for companies to show their commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR). This is...

A Time for European Diplomacy to Come of Age: Responding to the Refugee Crisis

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By Susi Dennison “People will always want to migrate for a better life: this is a constant reality.” But the harrowing images on the news...

How to Defeat Western Neo-Colonialism

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By Andre Vltchek The West managed to build its wealth, including the social nets, on plunder, deception, slavery and countless holocausts on all continents of...

The Curse of Aleppo and Understanding the Syrian Civil War

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By Simon Mabon Five years have passed since the deadliest civil war of the 21st century began. Dr. Simon Mabon discusses what caused the uprising...

Why is Gentrification so Gay?

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By Dana Collins What exactly does “gay” have to do with gentrification? Looking at a case study of gay urban community in a global South...

What Do We Know About Mass Shootings?

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By Frederic Lemieux In this article, the author examines key elements defining mass shootings and the evolution of definitions over time. The article also scrutinises...

Nobel peace prize: hunger is a weapon of war but the World Food Programme...

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By awarding the 2020 Nobel peace prize to the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), the Nobel committee said that it wanted to “turn the eyes of...

COVID-19 has shown that following the same road will lead the world over a...

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By Ian Goldin Despite the tragic deaths, suffering and sadness that it has caused, the pandemic could go down in history as the event that rescued...

Failed Statebuilding versus Peace Formation: The Consequences and Implications over the Last 25 Years

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By Oliver P. Richmond Recent years have seen an abundance of foreign intervention to achieve peace and statebuilding. Below, Oliver Richmond discusses how statebuilding...

The Climate Crisis Dilemma

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By Graham Vanbergen The climate crisis is now changing global finance – Graham Vanbergen asks the question do we want to pay for it now...

Corporate Philanthropy’s COVID-19 Test

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By Kalyah Ford and Renée Karibi-Whyte As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts hundreds of thousands of lives and the very fabric of society globally, corporate philanthropy is playing a...

Coronavirus new variant – genomics researcher answers key questions

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By Lucy van Dorp A new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, is thought to be driving increased transmission of the disease in...

What the West Can Learn from the ASEAN Way

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By Edgardo Angara The rise of ASEAN shows how consensus-building, more than the rule of the majority, can help nations overcome religious and racial...

The Frighteningly High Human and Financial Costs of War

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By Rami G Khouri The ravages and costs of war can persist for generations after the fighting and bombing stop. We have always known that war...

Children – Civilization’s Future, Victims of Western Brutality

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By Peter Koenig The United Nations Universal Children's Day – 20 November – has come and gone – and nothing has changed. No action that...

“The COVID-19 Crisis” as an Opportunity for Introspection: A Multi-level Reflection on Values, Needs,...

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By Simon L. Dolan, Mario Raich, Anat Garti and Avishai Landau The current period of misery and even despair surround us. It is perhaps an opportune moment to reflect on...

Cosmopolitan Conceptions? Biopolitics and Emiratisation in Dubai’s IVF “Reprohub”

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By Marcia C. Inhorn Despite the political tumult in the Arab world, Dubai continues to draw medical tourists from around the globe, including infertile “reprotravellers”...

China’s Product Safety Problem: How Should Marketing Managers Make Ethical Decisions in China?

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By Bang Nguyen and David De Cremer China has been known to be the world’s largest manufacturer, but its growth has reduced and thus is...

Sri Lanka – Candidate for a New NATO Base?

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By Peter Koenig Sri Lanka, Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019: More than half a dozen bomb blasts shook the country killing from 250 to...

Do We Need To Rethink Employment Law For The Gig Economy?

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 By Maximilian Yoshioka Are people who work in the “gig economy” self-employed contractors, or employees of the organisation they “gig” for?  In this article, the...

The Dark Plight of Immigrants in the Racist Era of Trump

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By Alvaro Huerta This essay argues that President Donald J. Trump represents an existential threat to immigrants in the United States. Trump’s immigration rhetoric and...

The New Global COVID-19 Threat: Misguided Policies, Virulent Strains, New Waves, and Lost Years

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By Dan Steinbock              As the COVID-19 epicenter has moved from the Americas to India and poorer economies and G20 countries remain severely affected, the...

Say Hello to Japan’s New Generation Workers

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By Alecsandra Tubiera The new generation – or mostly known as the millennial generation – is the current age of workers in Japan, innovating ideas...

Failed Statebuilding versus Peace Formation: The Consequences and Implications over the Last 25 Years

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By Oliver P. Richmond Recent years have seen an abundance of foreign intervention to achieve peace and statebuilding. Below, Oliver Richmond discusses how statebuilding...

Why Guanxi Matters in Business Relationships with China

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By Bang Nguyen and David De Cremer Business relationships between China and Europe have existed for quite some time and with the a renewed focus...

Venezuela in “Misery” – Lies and Deceit by the Media Open Letter to the...

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By Peter Koenig To the Editor in CHIEF NYT - 18 May 2019 Venezuela’s Collapse Is the Worst Outside of War in Decades, Economists Say   Subtitle: Butchers have stopped...

La Rinconada – The Devil’s Paradise

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By Peter Koenig La Rinconada, 5,000 to 5,400m above sea level, corrugated iron shacks, glued to the hills of the surrounding mountains, home to some...

Global Destruction, 
The COVID-19 Lockdown: Economic and Social Impacts

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By Peter Koenig Planned Destruction of World-wide Economy What we have to realize is that the global, country-by-country destruction – happening simultaneously – is not a...

Usury in the 21st Century

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By Richard Westra Neoliberal deregulation commencing in the closing decades of the 20th century put into play a global financial system which operates as a...

The Crisis of Trust in Democracy and Globalisation

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By Graham Vanbergen Crimes of the rich and powerful elite have led to a global crisis of trust. In this article, the author elaborates on...

Cheap and Clean: Attitudes to Energy in a USA Concerned with Climate Change

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By Stephen Ansolabehere and David Konisky In light of the recent agreement between the US and China to cut greenhouse gas emissions, US climate policy...
Denmark

Why Denmark dominates the World Happiness Report rankings year after year

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By Marie Helweg-Larsen This year’s World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed – a distinction that the country has...

New Poll: How many Britons believe in conspiracy theories?

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By Dr. Rainer Zitelmann Since the onset of the coronavirus crisis, conspiracy theories have been spreading almost as fast as the virus itself, especially on...

WHY DO I LIVE HERE?: On Muslim youth growing up on the front lines...

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By Reva Jaffe Walter Denmark has some of the most restrictive immigration and refugee policies in Europe. Muslim youth are at the front lines of...

eColonialism Theory: How Trends are Changing the World

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By Thomas L. McPhail In this information age, new trends and ways of doing things have changed dramatically. From work, to school, to entertainment and...

China’s Pioneering Effort to Contain Virus Outbreak Economic and Human Costs of the New...

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By Dan Steinbock Chinese government has used strong measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan. The human costs and economic impact...

Security, Safety, Security! – Dictatorship by Democracy

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By Peter Koenig The other day, checking in at a European airport for an international flight – within about an hour it took to deposit...

Is a New Wave of Covid-Fascism Invading Europe?

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By Peter Koenig German Doctor, Co-founder of ACU - German Extra-Parliamentary Commission for (Covid) Investigation, Arrested - and Swiss Parliament extending the Swiss Covid Emergency...

Deconstructing And Dismantling The Rape Culture In India

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By Parul Verma   Since the post-colonial era, India has witnessed a history of sexual assault, molestation, rape and violence against its women. On the rise...

Confucian Culture and the International Trend of Legalising Same-Sex Marriage

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By Karen Lee   Steeped in centuries-old Confucian family order, China appears to be an unlikely place for same-sex marriage. A growing sense of activism, however,...

Lessons from around the world on fighting COVID’s second wave

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By Jimmy Whitworth As the northern hemisphere moves into winter, coronavirus rates are rising in parts of Europe and the USA. Experts are warning of...

COVID vaccines are starting to arrive – here’s how everyone will get them

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By Sarah Schiffling and Dr Liz Breen The first batch of COVID vaccine has arrived in the UK, and the NHS has embarked on the largest...

Filming Genocide

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By William Guynn Film, with its tangible relationship to the world it “captures”, can offer us, in flashes of insight, an immediate and unexpected access...

The 2016 Elections: “The Bad Losers” and What They Fear Losing

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By Diana Johnstone If the 2016 presidential campaign was a national disgrace, the reaction of the losers is an even more disgraceful spectacle. It seems...

Corporate Scandals – Cauldrons of Spilt Trust

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By Douglas Bryson & Glyn Atwal Trust is a big word. In this article, the authors elaborate on the elements and issues around corporate scandals,...

The Trend of History is Bigger than the Business Cycle

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By Philip Auerswald In March, 2009, Nobel laureate Paul Krugman posted to his blog a chart of US industrial production in 1929 and 1930 (the...

Chosen Leaders, Proven Failures And Political Debacles – OpEd

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By James Petras The concepts, symbols and signs of the ruling class determine who will be the political “choices” for leaders and officials. Political elites...

What Are We Doing Today to Prevent Our Company’s Next Ethical Disaster?

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By David De Cremer Imagine that you are walking past a restaurant where you clearly see that the condition of the electric wiring in the...
Human innovation

Human Uniqueness At The Dawn Of Intelligent Machines

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By Mario Raich, Simon L. Dolan, Dr. Dave Ulrich and Claudio Cisullo Every generation wants to improve on the previous generation; however, this generation risks...

Be a Fool! It’s What Crisis Leadership Really Needs

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By David De Cremer It’s hard to see a crisis coming. Crisis situations usually arrive at moments we do not expect it and as a...

The 3 Myths of Employee Autonomy

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By Carsten Lund Pedersen Employee autonomy is becoming one of the latest trends in business management with many industries failing to implement and benefit from...
Middle east

As Afghanistan falls, what does it mean for the Middle East?

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By Tony Walker In the 19th century, the phrase “The Great Game” was used to describe competition for power and influence in Afghanistan, and neighbouring...

Durability before Democracy: Why Stability is Elusive in the Middle East

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By Sean Yom In this article Sean Yom discusses how the lack of permanence of Middle Eastern governments means that democracy is for the time...

Is Inequality a Clear Infringement of the Human Right to Health?

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By Claudio Schuftan Inequality in health is a morally significant fact in itself. Yet the current status of health inequality trends among and within countries...

Revisiting The Anthropology of Trump: Ethnography and the Power of Culture

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By Paul Stoller Two days ago the election of Donald J Trump as our 45th President shocked millions of Americans. How could a man so...

Race and Caste: Worlds Apart But Closer Than You Think

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By Rajesh Sampath Combining historical knowledge and awareness of the present situation in America and India, one can deduce that racial and caste-based discrimination are...

Conspiracy Theory – What Is It?

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By Peter Koenig Being blamed for disseminating “conspiracy theories” and therefore being a conspiracy theorist, is an extraordinarily and smart tactic used by the true...

The Rise of the Corporatocracy

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By Graham Vanbergen Transnational corporations are wreaking havoc on financial, economic, social and ecological systems in a creeping colonisation of public life where just 147...

Venezuela – A Tribute for Her Endless Pursuit of Democracy

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By Peter Koenig Venezuela is again the shining light of Democracy – pushing ahead with the 6 December 2020 National Assembly (NA) elections – despite...

Religion, race and nationality – what are our prejudices and how can we overcome...

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By Dr Julian Hargreaves What do you think of your neighbours? And what do they think of you? Concerns around increasing division and polarisation...

How to heal the open wounds of electoral anxiety and loss – advice from...

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By Tereza Capelos Settling the winner of the US election isn’t simple. As the ballots are counted in the battleground states, many people may be in distress,...

Why the Media is a Key Dimension of Global Inequality

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By Nick Couldry and Clemencia Rodriguez This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network....

On Economic Inequality

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By Harry G. Frankfurt Economic inequality is one of the most divisive issues of our time. In this article, Harry Frankfurt, one of the most...

Chinese Philosophy Excluded from American Research Universities

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By Brian Bruya Is Chinese philosophy being ignored by American universities, and if so why? Brian Bruya, Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Michigan University, discusses...

We Will Not Stop Talking about Racism

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By Lawrence Ware and Rebecca Martinez Many white people want to stop talking about racism. Consciousness implies action, and that kind of talking about race,...

Collective Life Capital: The Lost Ground of the Economy

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By John McMurtry In this analysis, the author definitively explains collective life capital as the missing base of the economy under systemic attack by life-blind...

Popular Music as an Avenue for Coping and Mental Health Awareness

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Popular music is a collective term for music that has a huge appeal to a large-scale audience from around the world. It has a...

Superforcasters: What Pandemic Planners Can Learn From The World’s Best Predictors

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Experts got it catastrophically wrong, according to Dominic Cummings, UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser. Cummings has argued that the UK government’s official scientific...

White Capital, Black Labour and the After Lives of the Race Problem in Modern...

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By Paul R.D. Lawrie Racism still remains to be a part of white Americans’ subconsciousness. This article discusses the history of racial politics, the persistence...

The Culture Map – Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done...

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By Erin Meyer Cultural differences lead to confusion, misunderstanding and needless conflict in the business world. In this article, Erin Meyer discusses the Culture Map,...

Communities, Not Countries, are Best Equipped to Fix the World’s Economic Woes

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By Peter Block As anxieties about an economically unstable future grow globally, there is an alternative mindset much closer to home–literally just around the corner,...

Hong Kong and the Audacity of the United States

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By Peter Koenig People often ask and hint at the similarities between the Hong Kong protests and the French Yellow Vests. The former started on...
Lockdown

Lockdown, quarantine and self-isolation: how different COVID restrictions affect our mental health

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By Dr Tom Heffernan In the year since the city of Wuhan, China, went into the world’s first coronavirus lockdown, we have all had to...

Bigotry for Profit and “Fun:” Traversing the Wasteland of U.S. Election News

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By Anthony DiMaggio By now, many Americans are familiar with CBS President Les Moonves’ infamous comment that journalists’ sensationalistic fixation on the Donald Trump “circus”...

COVID vaccines will be here soon – in the meantime, here’s how to stay...

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By Christian van Nieuwerburgh and Ana Paula Nacif With several COVID vaccines closing in on regulatory approval, we can start to imagine a future after...

Reparations for slavery and colonial abuses: how behavioural science can help

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By David Comerford Germany has agreed to pay Namibia more than €1.1 billion (£940 million) in reparations for committing genocide during the colonial occupation of the country...
children’s social intelligence

How the pandemic may damage children’s social intelligence

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By Professor Barbara J Sahakian, Dr Christelle Langley, Professor Fei Li and Jianfeng Feng   Do you remember the excitement and anticipation of your first...

How the Brexit Referendum was Trumped: Personality, Protest and Patriotism

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By Glyn Atwal and Douglas Bryson  In this article, the authors contend the electioneering style of what they label “Trumpism” was distinctly manifested and a...

The Plight of Children in a Neoliberal World

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By Peter Koenig The NYT wrote yesterday, Christmas Day, that an 8-year old Guatemalan boy died in US Border Control custody. The circumstances are not...

Chile: The Capitalist Alternative to Venezuela in Latin America

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By Rainer Zitelmann Chile and Venezuela are the two counter-models in Latin America. Chile embodies the capitalist path, while Venezuela the socialist path. But Chile has...

Financial Oligarchy vs. Feudal Aristocracy

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By Ismael Hossein-zadeh and Anthony A. Gabb In this article the authors explore how modern capitalism mirrors the feudal system of centuries ago where today,...

Learning to Live in the World Instead of Ruling It

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By John Grant So how should Americans live in this new world? That’s the crossroads we’re at, the question at hand. Some advocate a very...

American Millennials and the World

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By A. Trevor Thrall and Erik Goepner The 9/11 attacks have been the defining event of the American millennial generation. The article discusses how American...

Mass shootings in the US have risen sharply in 2020 – why?

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By Craig Jackson Despite the US response to the coronavirus pandemic using sporadic stay-at-home orders and lockdowns, as at November 26 2020 there have been...

The Challenges and Importance of Institutions Building in the Developing Countries

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By Dr. Kalim Siddiqui There has been on-going debate about the utility of the ‘free market’ system versus ‘government intervention’ in promoting development policies and...

Children’s views should be taken into account when designing urban space

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By Jenny Wood Children see the world in a different way to adults, but urban planning policies rarely take this into account. By focusing on...

Anarchy in the USA: Five Years On, the Legacy of Occupy Wall Street and...

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By Ruth Kinna, Alex Prichard and Thomas Swann It was a turning point in the story of a new kind of democracy – and how...

Culture, Power and Applied Anthropology in a Corporate Setting

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By Amitai Touval Businesses rely on experts to intervene in situations in which organisational culture intersects with problems of power and control. While anthropologists are...

Facing the Shadow of Colonialism in Trump’s America

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By Nozomi Hayase From Muslim bans to attacks on LGBTQ communities and immigrants, the Trump presidency is regressing civil society with a colonial hierarchy. In...

How Cryptocurrency Can Help Non-profits and Investors Thrive in the ‘New Normal’

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By Thomas Cauley A decade ago nonprofit leaders were talking about the ways donors could change the world through social media. Today we’re talking about cryptocurrency. The...

Duped, Guilty Pleasure, Irony, and Camp: Consuming Fake News

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By Roscoe Scarborough Drawing on forty in-depth interviews with self-proclaimed “bad TV” watchers about their media consumption, this research examines how people consume fake news....

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