Category Archives: Democratization & Social Movements

Forget Kindness. Schools Need to Foster Social Justice

  We know kindness when we see it: someone performs a generous deed, listens with a sympathetic ear, offers a heartfelt compliment to a friend, family member or even a stranger. We see kindness promoted visibly through public awareness campaigns like Random Acts of Kindness, The Great Kindness Challenge and Choose Kind, linked to the popular children’s book Wonder. […]

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How To Democratize Healthcare: AI Gives Everyone The Very Best Doctor

  The greatest problem of health care in United States — the world leader in health inequality – isn’t actually about the quality of care. The greatest problem we have is access to care. According to the CDC, nearly 20% of adults in the United States have no regular source of healthcare. One of the places this is most stark is in lifespan – where the […]

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Latin Americans are protesting — and throwing out — corrupt regimes. Why now?

  An anti-corruption wave is sweeping Latin America. Last week, former Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli stopped fighting extradition from the United States back to Panama, where he faces several criminal charges, including corruption. But that’s just the most recent example. This anti-corruption wave is new in the region. It comes after more than a decade and a […]

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Why Are So Many Democracies Breaking Down?

  Italy, Poland, Hungary and even Spain: European democracy is in shambles. Critical threats to democracy have also surfaced in countries like Turkey, Brazil and the Philippines. Under President Trump’s “America First” orientation, leaders with authoritarian tendencies in places as disparate as Egypt, Honduras, Russia and Venezuela have trampled their political opponents without concern for […]

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An Assault on India’s Institutions

  If the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s assault on India’s institutions – from the judiciary to the central bank to the free press – is allowed to continue, the public could lose faith in the system altogether. This would carry incalculable consequences for India’s most valuable asset: its democracy. NEW DELHI – In India’s Karnataka […]

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