Tag: edu

Dear elites: Did you learn your lesson? | Anand Giridharadas

One of the things that happened in recent years was that as globalization – which is kind of a catch-all term for what was happening in terms of increased economic interdependence, growing trade, technology, technological penetration of many industries and automation and all those things – and everything the internet did was that because all of those things integration of...

How religion turned American politics into a bizarre anti-science spectacle | Big Think Top 10 2018

In 2008, the big Republican presidential candidates were asked: “How many of you believe in Darwinian biological evolution?” Two-thirds or three-quarters said, “I do.” In 2012, the same question was asked, same group of people—Republican presidential candidates—and it was already down to a third. In 2016, the 17 main candidates for the Republican nomination were asked: “Do you believe in...

Talking politics: A Thanksgiving guide to divisive conversations | Debra Mashek

Families are going to be gathering around tables. Those families there’s no guarantee that they’re all going to be thinking the same thing or believing the same thing and there are basically three choices here. Either you charge right into the political discussions and it blows up because you’re not necessarily prioritizing the relational aspects of it. Number two is...

Political Extremism in America: Don’t blame Russia, blame Facebook and Twitter | Niall Ferguson

I don’t think the history of the 2016 election will be correctly written until it is clearly stated ‘no Facebook, no Trump.’ Anybody who expected a wonderful happy global community to form on the Internet in which everybody would share cat videos has been gravely disappointed. In fact, what’s happened has been an already quite polarized political scene has become...