Posts Tagged Social Sciences

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia…

Observed on May 17 every year… Read about it at the following sites: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_Against_Homophobia,_Transphobia_and_Biphobia https://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2019/05/17/idahot-2019-international-day-against-homophobia-transphobia-and-biphobia.print https://may17.org/ https://globaldimension.org.uk/event/international-day-against-homophobia/2019-05-17/ https://newsday.co.tt/2019/05/18/unaids-remove-discriminatory-laws-against-lgbti-people/ Advertisements

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Corruption Perceptions Index 2018…

Published by Transparency International, the Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries “by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys”, defining this corruption as a misuse of public power for private benefit… (See Wikipedia link) Here is a link to the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index as presented on the website […]

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Seas of Death and Hope…

STOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 11 2019 (IPS) – The Mediterranean Sea is currently a sea of death. On the 20th of June every year, i.e. The World Refugee Day, an organization called UNITED for Intercultural Action publishes a “List of Deaths”, summarising information on where, when and under which circumstances a named individual has died due to the “fatal […]

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The Movement Fighting Inequality is Growing…

From an article published on ipsnews.net in December 2018: JOHANNESBURG, Dec 20 2018 (IPS) – The world’s political and economic elites, that will once again gather at the Swiss mountain resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) 22-25 January, have become all too predictable. It’s not difficult to predict what they will say, […]

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Are you the toxic person in your life?…

(Intro from mind body green) We spend a lot of time and energy trying to pinpoint the toxic people in our lives, but how often do we look inward during our search? The truth is, there are times when even the best of us exhibit toxic behaviors or patterns without realizing it… Read the full article […]

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Scientists determine four personality types based on new data…

Summary:  Researchers have sifted through data from more than 1.5 million questionnaire respondents and found at least four distinct clusters of personality types exist: average, reserved, self-centered and role model. They are based on the five widely accepted basic personality traits: neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness. The findings challenge existing paradigms in psychology and […]

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“Banging on the Door” – Women Fight for a Voice and Space in Civil Society…

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 9 2017 (IPS) – The space for civil society organizations is shrinking around the world, with particular impacts on women activists and human rights defenders who face additional barriers due to their gender or sexual orientation… This article was posted on ipsnews.net earlier this month, read it here: http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/12/banging-door-women-fight-voice-space-civil-society/

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Map of the world’s most and least racially tolerant countries…

from washingtonpost.com When two Swedish economists set out to examine whether economic freedom made people any more or less racist, they knew how they would gauge economic freedom, but they needed to find a way to measure a country’s level of racial tolerance. So they turned to something called the World Values Survey, which has […]

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Global economic crisis spurred 5,000 additional suicides, study says…

Article from Los Angeles Times: “The global economic crisis that has come to be known as the Great Recession appears to have fueled an increase in suicides, including an estimated 5,000 additional deaths in 2009, a new study says. Although previous research has linked the recession to higher suicide rates in various countries, no studies […]

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How can Geography Literacy be so bad at the age of Google Earth?…

National Geographic calls Geography Literacy: “the ability to use geographic understanding and geographic reasoning to make far-reaching decisions”. It relies on three conceptual pillars: Interaction: The world is made of systems that are connected to one another & interact permanently in multiple ways, at multiple scales (of time & space). Connection: Peoples & places are connected to one […]

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What is CARICOM?…

“In 1972, Commonwealth Caribbean leaders at the Seventh Heads of Government Conference decided to transform the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) into a Common Market and establish the Caribbean Community, of which the Common Market would be an integral part. The signing of the Treaty establishing the Caribbean Community, Chaguaramas, 4th July 1973, was a […]

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Literature: Economic Point of View by Israel M. Kirzner…

Literature snapshot: Economic Point of View: An Essay in the History of Economic Thought by Israel M. Kirzner                     Available online from mises.org… “Israel Kirzner is an outstanding student of Mises’s, and here is his sweeping defense of the Misesian definition of the scope and meaning […]

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