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Democracy Being a Free Good Endangers its Existence

By Con George-Kotzabasis 

Breathing democratic freedom is neither easy nor free; it entails both rights and obligations and most importantly knowledge of current fundamental issues. But in most democracies their constituents tend to uphold and demand more their rights than their obligations, and more deplorably, a sizable number of them exercise their rights in a… 1,016 more words

Politics

Inside the Honduran Student Movement

Amid rampant corruption in Honduras, the rising student movement is demanding internal elections and university autonomy against govenment’s plan to privatize education.

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News And Politics

Peter Greene on Jeb Bush’s Stale Vision to Disrupt, Privatize, and Monetize Public Education

Jeb is back, writes Peter Greene, with the same old snake oil. Having lost the GOP presidential nomination, he has returned to his favorite song: Public education is failing, and we (the reformers) need to disrupt it, monetize it, privatize it, and sell lots of technology to it. 303 more words

Peter Greene on Jeb Bush’s Stale Vision to Disrupt, Privatize, and Monetize Public Education

Jeb is back, writes Peter Greene, with the same old snake oil. Having lost the GOP presidential nomination, he has returned to his favorite song: Public education is failing, and we (the reformers) need to disrupt it, monetize it, privatize it, and sell lots of technology to it. 303 more words

The Lexus and the Olive Tree

I’ve been reading a book on globalization, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, by Thomas Friedman.  The terms in the title are both symbols.  581 more words

Canada

Dr. Ian Lee on the near future of Canada Post

How will Canada Post survive the post-letter era? Dr. Ian Lee took a deep look at the challenges and offers solutions.

Ian Lee is Associate Professor at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business. 1,037 more words

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