November 18, 2018

Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth | Al Jazeera – KOLUMN

If African countries are to benefit from foreign investment, they must be allowed to – even helped to – legally regulate that investment and the corporations that often bring it.

Source: Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth | Al Jazeera – KOLUMN

November 16, 2018

The egregious lie Americans tell themselves

In September 2016, the Liberty Bridge in Pittsburgh caught on fire. Originally built in 1928 and last renovated in 1982, the bridge carries more than 50,000 vehicles a day and serves as a main commuter link between the city’s central business district and its populous southern suburbs. Long in a state of questionable repair, it had been an object of particular concern after the spectacular and deadly collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis in 2007.

Source: The egregious lie Americans tell themselves

October 26, 2018

The #metoo Movement has roots in organized labor

Working In These Times is dedicated to providing independent and incisive coverage of the labor movement and struggles for workers’ rights.

September 16, 2018

Why False Beliefs Are Hard to Shake

Why do some people seriously think the Earth is flat? Turns out, they aren’t good at judging how certain they should be.

Source: Why False Beliefs Are Hard to Shake

September 15, 2018

There’s A Reason Dog is God Spelled Backwards

A little-known fact about God charmingly illustrated.

Source: There’s A Reason Dog is God Spelled Backwards

September 10, 2018

How religious fundamentalism hijacks your brain, as explained by a…

If we want to inoculate society against the harms of fundamentalist ideologies, we must start thinking differently

Source: How religious fundamentalism hijacks your brain, as explained by a…

September 9, 2018

OPINION: World without religion; world without hypocrisy | The Guardian

Palamattam yearns for the good old days when the Catholic Church was in charge, its dogmas unchallenged

Source: OPINION: World without religion; world without hypocrisy | The Guardian

September 8, 2018

Portrait of the Environmentalist as a Young Arsonist

Source: Portrait of the Environmentalist as a Young Arsonist

September 8, 2018

Why Science Fiction Is the Most Important Genre

Historian Yuval Noah Harari believes sci-fi has the power to shape public opinion.

Source: Why Science Fiction Is the Most Important Genre

August 26, 2018

Here Are 10 Things Traditional Christians Got Terribly Wrong

When Christians get political, they often do so because they believe that they have God on their side. This is true whether they are progressive or conservative, and throughout most of American history there have been both. (You’d think that the conflicting claims about what God wants would lead to more doubting, but here we are.) Looking over the long history of people claiming to be speaking for God’s wishes, it quickly becomes evident that Christians are frequently on the wrong side of history.

Source: Here Are 10 Things Traditional Christians Got Terribly Wrong