Monthly Archives: March 2014

Twitter, Democracy, and Facts

In this article, the author provides an update on a story about the Republic of Turkey. Apparently, according to the Turkish newspaper linked to in the article, Twitter has not been willing to take down all the content from their … Continue reading

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Education: What We Can Learn From Uruguay

Miguel Brechner’s presentation at TEDx regarding the Plaza Cibeles program in Uruguay was a stirring and passionate story about finding a way to build a better world. Miguel and others like him in Uruguay have recognized that if we want … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: What is the Purpose of Corporations?

In a recent article from the Washington Post, a less common view of the purpose of corporations is discussed.  This view proposes that the purpose of a corporation is not simply to make a profit; profit is a condition of … Continue reading

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Anti-Trust Falls: What Should Google Do?

In this article, the author examines the contents of a speech given by Joaquin Almunia of the European Commission at an antitrust conference.  Near the end of the speech (only available in French), Almunia addresses the issue of anti-competitive practices … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: Should Bitcoin Be Banned?

In this article, the author relates the activity of Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia with regard to Bitcoin, the virtual currency which has become increasingly well-known over the course of the past year or so.  Senator Manchin and … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: Does Pope Francis support civil unions?

The headlines were abuzz with the latest “revolutionary” statements of Pope Francis recently.  For example,the CNN Belief Blog had a piece entitled “Pope Francis: Church could support civil unions“.  For some people who have no real grasp of what the … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: Who is responsible for fighting poverty?

One of my friends shared a link to an article about a political figure who suggested that we could reduce healthcare costs dramatically by trying to reduce emergency room visits.  Predictably, the top commenter made a snarky remark about letting … Continue reading

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