Tag Archive for: democracy

YouTube Amplifies Misinformation and Hatred, But Here’s What We Can Do About It

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The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol is rightly focused on the actions of former President Trump and those around him.

The Need for Socially Distanced Citizens

Democracy often looks like masses in the streets. But it also looks like a citizen sitting alone, grappling with ideas that are removed from the politics of the day. Google the phrase “what democracy looks like.” You’ll get thousands…

Enlightenment and the Righteous Mind

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tAQM5uU8uk In this episode of the JBP Podcast, host Jordan Peterson speaks with Steven Pinker and Jonathan Haidt about how material prosperity and moral progress can emerge when groups incentivize rational…

How Biden Can Boost Human Rights in Egypt

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The United States needs to stand with true democracies. In its first 100 days, the Biden administration renewed its focus on human rights. After years of internal debate, the United States declared Turkish attacks in Armenia a century…

Why Corporate America Should Oppose the National Effort to Suppress Voting

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American corporations have been great beneficiaries of our two-century-old democratic experiment. As Republican politicians in states across the country move to restrict voting rights, corporate leaders are faced with an uncomfortable choice.…

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Should Combat Voter Suppression

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Leading business associations like the Chamber should not reward candidates who are limiting the right to vote. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce calls itself the “world’s largest business organization.” Founded in 1912 at the behest…

It’s Time the U.S. Linked Egypt’s Military Aid to Real Reform on Human Rights

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It is time to alter the formula that grants the Egyptian government an almost-automatic yearly extension of funding without conditioning aid on tangible progress on human rights. Ten years ago, Hosni Mubarak was forced to relinquish power…

How Business Can Boost Human Rights in 2021

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The ghost of Milton Friedman still haunts corporate America and his outdated model. Few will regret the passing of 2020, a year headlined by a global health crisis, profound economic distress, and high-profile examples of racial inequality.…