What can we learn about life and work from a bunch of little white and red beads mixed together? Quite a bit, actually.
Today’s economy is based on ever narrower specialization–people who know their specific domains inside and out, even if they don’t know much else. But this might be leading to greater problems in the future.
Why does national independence matter? What does it even mean?
There is presently a rising tide of right-wing sentiment in Western countries. These aren’t happening in a vacuum–they represent what are, ultimately, failures of liberalism.
When comparing two groups of people by way of metaphor, make sure it says what you mean to say about each group. An ill-conceived metaphor can undo your argument, and needlessly damage others in the process.
We all know that large organizations are resistant to change, but why? And is that always a bad thing?
So-called “safe spaces” get criticized as zones where everything “uncomfortable” is banned, dissenting ideas are quashed, and people are shielded from conflict to the point of being infantilized. But is that really what’s happening?
What is “white pride” and how does it manifest? Is any aspect of it salvageable, or is it hopelessly racist and xenophobic?
Right-wing populists seem to be cropping up everywhere these days. What gives?
For Americans, it seems that freedom and capitalism have, at some point in our history, become interchangeable concepts. There is no freedom without the ability to own and control capital, and capital that cannot be used as its owner wishes cannot be considered freedom. But is this really right?