social issues Tag

Shashi Tharoor’s debate at the Oxford Union ignited a flame that had been simmering under the surface for a long time. The idea that the poverty of developing countries in Asia and Africa is down to colonial exploitation was brought to the fore through his elegant if slightly inaccurate arguments. Firstly, it is important to acknowledge that answering such a question is not easy. Margaret Burnham,...

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Justin Trudeau is seen as one of the world’s foremost progressive leaders. His election as the Prime Minister of Canada was met with great cheer among the liberals of the world, who deified Trudeau. As with any mainstream political leader, however, the Canadian’s track record was hardly blemish-free. While admittedly talking a great deal about environmentalism and a future full of green policies won him...

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business and sustainability

“Sustainability is one of the most compelling and urgent issues that we have facing us today,” Diane MacGillivray, Senior Vice President for University Advancement, at Northeastern University said in her welcome remarks in a “Women Who Inspire” conference held at the same.   While sustainability is vital for our survival on this planet, it can also be integrated in the business models to make a brand name....

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As the election of 2015 had redefined the fate and perception of the superpower that is the United States of America, the election of 2020 is touted to make even bigger waves in the global scenario. This is owed to the deep dark abyss that is the Electoral College, as well as Donald Trump’s interspersed measures from time to time to carry on his incumbency....

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Depiction of Social issues of 21st century

One question that followers of social activism are repeatedly asked is the secret of their strength of resistance. Human nature, as Thomas Hobbes described is based on greed and selfish interest. Individuals are always driven towards personal gains rather than actions that are in the collective interest of society. History has always been of blood and soil, our past immersed in the struggle for power...

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women and minority entrepreneurs

Women-and-minority-owned businesses often find it challenging to secure loans. This might be because of stereotypical thinking and prejudices against these communities. Promoting entrepreneurs to set up and expand businesses is a great way to increase the number of jobs available in an area. It leads to the economic growth of the whole area and lifts the living standards of all the people in the community.   Empowering...

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Edward Snowden is one of the most controversial men of the 21st century. To many, he is a hero but to the U.S. government, the man is a traitor. Snowden may divide people across the world but we can say one thing with certainty- without him, important information about the operations of the National Security Agency (NSA) would still be unknown. Since the NSA is...

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police

Its holiday season, everyone loves Christmas, especially children. Every family has some different Christmas traditions, but what children love the most is receiving presents.  Sadly, not every child is lucky enough to be born in families where they can enjoy such traditions. Toys for Tots is a program by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve that ensures every child from newborn to 10 years of age...

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The summer of 2019 brought Chennai, one of India’s largest metropolitan cities and the state capital of Tamil Nadu, to a halt. There was no natural calamity, no disastrous flood, nor an earthquake or a cyclone. The people had simply reaped what they had sowed; Chennai had run out of groundwater. The acute shortages meant that people were queuing up in the streets in the...

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The world is heading towards an age of Populism and the crisis of truth. The rise of the Post-truth in the political sphere and the decline of strong leadership has turned the democracies of the world hollow and decay. The rise of the current political scenario can be traced back to the rise of Neoliberalism and Globalisation. After the end of the Cold War, the...

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