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Dysfunction is at the heart of the basic functioning of American society

Compared to most other advanced capitalist countries, the United States is a mess. Our archaic 18th century constitution guarantees legislative deadlock and allows small minorities to block democratic will. Our health care system leaves tens of thousands of people dying every year because they cannot afford treatment, while millions more forego needed care because of […]

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Hearing pleas from interfaith couples, Allahabad HC said state and society consent was not required for two adults to marry

The Allahabad High Court observed on Thursday that consent from family or community or clan or state or executive is not required, once two adults agree to enter into a marriage that is legal and legal. Their consent must be piously given primacy, with grace and dignity. Hearing a batch of petitions filed by interfaith […]

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How Truman Capote Betrayed His High Society “Swans”

THE WOMEN OF CAPOTEA true story of love, betrayal and a swan song for an eraBy Laurence Leamer There is a poem by Thomas Hardy, “The Convergence of the Twain”, which chronicles the construction of the Titanic, in all its opulence, and the simultaneous formation of its “sinister companion” – the iceberg that is about […]

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Colin McLean: Investors Cannot Solve Social Problems Alone

Has ESG become too climate-focused? For some investors, nothing is more important, but the energy expended in lobbying listed companies can simply give the illusion of control; worthy work rather than changing a lot. There is little agreement on whether avoiding stocks in a “bad” company in itself sends a signal. Do well-capitalized, cash-generating companies […]

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Designing a future that brings society together

The future is attitude and it’s electric … Join us in celebrating progress with Audi’s podcast on the future on 702. The Future is an Attitude podcast series presented by Audi features inspiring South Africans who think differently about the future and challenge the status quo by advancing the fields of design, digitalization, performance and […]

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The Artist & Homeless Collaborative – Times Square Chronicles

The New-York Historical Society presents Art for change: the artist and the collaboration of the homeless, an exhibition that examines the history of modern homelessness in New York City through the lens of Artist & Homeless Collaborative (A&HC), a public art project founded in 1990 by multidisciplinary artist Hope Sandrow. The program, which connected women […]

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China and Japan cooperate in digital society and AI – OpenGov Asia

Following its cross-border payment agreement with Singapore, the Philippine central bank plans to sign cross-border payment agreements with Thailand and Malaysia to enable integration of their real-time and QR payment systems. This month, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) signed two agreements to integrate InstaPay from the Philippines […]

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PTK Honor Society helps clean up river access

November 19, 2021 Almost five years ago, on January 5, 2017, Myra and Nathan Edwards’ life changed forever. Their son, Bentley, was born, a bouncy little boy. At least that’s what they thought. Two days later, as the young couple prepared to leave the hospital and bring their son home, an alert nurse noticed that […]

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subscription models and the rise of the ownerless society | New university

Note-taking app Notability has announced that it will move from a single paid app to a freemium model on November 1, with the current one-time fee of $ 9.99 moving to an annual subscription of $ 14.99. Users who do not wish to pay for the subscription will be able to use the app for […]

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report: “whole of society” effort must fight disinformation | Health Info

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press Misinformation puts efforts to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges at risk, be it climate change, COVID-19 or political polarization, new report from the Aspen Institute says through prominent voices in media and cybersecurity. Recommendations from the 80-page analysis, released Monday, call for new regulations on social media platforms; tougher […]