Tag Archives: Society
This: Are jobs obsolete?
Together The Economist’s article on automation and rapidly increasing technologically-created productivity and a NY Times piece on being in the middle of a paradigm shift in power and influence form the best, most complete summary of the world today that … Continue reading
Saudi Aramco World : Humanitarian to a Nation For more than half a century, Abdul Sattar Edhi, now 76 years old, has been living proof that a determined individual can mobilize others to alleviate misery and, in so doing, knit … Continue reading
“More then 1 in 100 American adults is in prison, report finds” – International Herald Tribune For the first time in history, more than one in 100 American adults is behind bars, according to a new report.Nationwide, the prison population … Continue reading
I think the break-up of Yugoslavia was traumatic on a level that most of us on the outside just don’t understand. While the direct warfare and killing was horrible, I get the sense that there was also weighty psychic trauma, … Continue reading
Death Penalty Focus is a group I’ve been following for a while on their email list and I really admire their work. Mostly (completely?) based in California, they work to end the death penalty. They sponsor lectures, protests, letter writing … Continue reading