Why Elon Musk Is Going to Be Bad For Twitter

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Musk’s desire to purchase Twitter may be tied, at least in part, to his still-burning desire to correct what he perceives as media bias generally, and toward him and his companies, which is amplified on social media. Elon Musk is the richest…

It’s Time to Protect Migrants in Qatar Working on This Year’s World Cup

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As these star athletes prepare to compete, they have an opportunity to elevate the issue of fair treatment of migrant workers so that sports fans, journalists, and government officials worldwide pay attention—not just during the World Cup,…

Corporations Are More Insect than Person

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Different businesses can be more or less anthropomorphized in the public eye. And crucially, this shapes how much we trust them. In the 1982 film Blade Runner, the bioengineered human Roy Batty confronts his maker, Eldron Tyrell, the head…

The Invention of Incarceration

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Prisons have been controversial since their beginnings in the late 1700s—why do they keep failing to live up to expectations? As a young girl growing up in Northern California, Ashley Rubin dutifully said her prayers each night before…

Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine Offers a Moment for the U.S. to Rebuild Bipartisanship

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The invasion of Ukraine is the most blatant threat to shared international commitments in the last 75 years. Thirty-five years ago, when Ronald Reagan stood at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and urged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear…

Coke Needs to Confront China’s Human Rights Abuses Ahead of the Beijing Olympics

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Coke is struggling to defend its joint bottling operation in Xinjiang. Next month, China will host the Winter Olympics in Beijing, the most ill-advised venue for the games since Adolf Hitler brought the 1936 Olympics to Berlin. Even as China…

The Hot News of Union Battles at Big Corporations Is Good for the Labor Movement

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We could be on the cusp of a new labor relations order, spurred in large part by increased media and public interest generated by these high-profile campaigns. Union drives have suddenly become hot news. In a closely watched Nov. 29,…

A Major Step in Global Space Policy

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With increasing commercialization, the lines between military and civilian uses of space are less blurry. On Nov. 15, 2021, Russia destroyed one of its own old satellites using a missile launched from the surface of the Earth, creating…

Global Business Leaders Need to Push Ethiopia Toward Peace

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As the Ethiopian crisis escalates rapidly, this is a vital time for corporate leaders with ties to the government to stand up collectively and publicly for human rights. Ethiopia is a country in crisis. In the last year, the government…

How to Convince CEOs to Support Climate Action at the Expense of Profits

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Businesses require a thriving, stable society to operate, and cannot survive in a failing world. There is now widespread consensus that limiting the global temperature increase to 1.5℃ requires fundamental changes in sectors like energy,…