[Raj Chetty] Perfect. All right, well thank you so much. Can you all hear me, is that fine? So thanks so much for having me, it’s a pleasure to be here to speak with all of you today. I’m going to talk about how we can use modern data sets to tackle, I think, some…Read More ICPSR Keynote Data Story: Improving Equality of Opportunity in America: New Insights from Big Data
LBW: Like that’s something I kind of wanted to comment on a little bit I mean the world is seemingly going to shit and we’re watching it in real time but really the kind of action that’s required to even address it in any sort of small way is often I feel like those energies…Read More William Hawes: Technophilia & Resistance In The Age Of Limbic Capitalism
We’re at a critical junction point in democracy, and it’s very easy to sit back and to critique, and to sit on the periphery, and kind of be annoyed and angry about what’s happening but the challenging thing is to actually do something. MiVote offered what I call the grammar of what is possible. It’s…Read More MiVote founder Adam Jacoby is revolutionising democracy
Last question today, we sort of alluded to it in the first, uh, in the second question is the battle between social democracy and democratic socialism. One worth having. So the, there are two answers to this. Ideologically, there is a major difference between a social Democrat who believes in a capitalist system that is…Read More Does Social Democracy vs Socialism Make Sense?
(VOICEOVER): The common good has historical roots that stretch back to ancient philosophy and early Christianity. But it’s also an idea that has contemporary relevance. So what exactly is the common good? The common good can be helpfully understood as an ideal and a moral measure. As an ideal, the common good points to a…Read More What exactly is the Common Good?
“In this section we learn about two key terms and their definition. The two terms are technological determinism and social construction of technology : Technological determinism: technology determines the outcome . ex) The internet implies freedom and democracy. ex) The internet implies informational dictatorship The first example says the internet is good and the second…Read More DT&SC 1-4: Technological Determinism vs. Social Constructivism
Both Democrats and Republicans complain about America’s national debt, what a looming crisis it is, and how we have to do something about it. And well they should. The numbers defy comprehension. Currently, the debt stands at around $17 trillion dollars, much of that coming in just the last few years. To put it simply,…Read More How to Solve America’s Spending Problem
Eleftheria is one of the latest victims of Golden Dawn, the far-right group that has surged in recent years while unleashing a wave of violence. She was attacked by several members of the group earlier this year at a community centre in the city of Piraeus. I had a very serious injury on the head,…Read More Nazis & Nationalists: The Rise of Greece’s Far-Right – I Ελληνικοι Υποτιτλοι I
Social Media: can it hurt democracy too? President Obama’s 2008 election campaign was seen as a triumph of social media for democracy. Candidate Obama’s Facebook page had 2 million friends. The Obama 2008 campaign was really a textbook case of how to put social media to work for political purposes. Obama’s YouTube channel attracted more…Read More NATO Review – Social media: can it hurt democracy too? (w/subtitles)
It’s in its core a racist party, with Nazi roots as well.It just is.We must be clear on what kind of party the Sweden Democrats is.History must never say “we didn’t really know who they were.The Social Democrats like talking about the history of others, but rarely talk about their own. For nearly 100 years…Read More Ett folk, Ett parti – Socialdemokraternas historia