Category Archives: Social

Our Fixation on STEM Is Leaving a Lot of Real World Problems Unaddressed – Entrepreneur


Entrepreneur

Our Fixation on STEM Is Leaving a Lot of Real World Problems Unaddressed
Entrepreneur
These two thoughts center around the societal impact when such a focus in one direction has an adverse impact overall. From a decline in people in much needed jobs to the kinds of jobs that tech companies hire, a sole focus on STEM, while turning out a ...

Belong.Life and American Cancer Society to Mobilize Cancer Patients Online With Social Network – PR Newswire (press release)


Belong.Life and American Cancer Society to Mobilize Cancer Patients Online With Social Network
PR Newswire (press release)
NEW YORK, May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Belong.life, the world's fastest-growing and now largest cancer patient and caregiver social network, today announced that its new closed-member forum has generated more than one million views and more than ...

China’s Black Mirror ‘social credit’ has already stopped 11m from taking flights – The INQUIRER


The INQUIRER

China's Black Mirror 'social credit' has already stopped 11m from taking flights
The INQUIRER
CHINA'S TERRIFYING 'social credit' system, which sees users effectively ostracised from society for failure to adhere to desired behaviours, has already seen 11m citizens stopped from taking flights, according to government officials there. Social ...

Islamic spokesman calls for No vote in abortion referendum – Irish Times


Irish Times

Islamic spokesman calls for No vote in abortion referendum
Irish Times
Repeal of the Eighth Amendment “is not compassionate. It is cruel. It gives license for murder,” Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre in Dublin's Clonskeagh has said. Abortion without restriction up to 12 weeks was “abortion for no reason,” he said.

The social safety net helps people work. Work requirements get this backwards. – The Christian Century


The Christian Century

The social safety net helps people work. Work requirements get this backwards.
The Christian Century
The morally responsible society is one that gives struggling people the basic social supports they need to flourish. Kentucky and other states have set themselves up as the arbiters of who deserves access to health care, and they've made working for ...

Israel Is a Case Study in the Need for Humility in the Social Sciences – Mosaic


Mosaic

Israel Is a Case Study in the Need for Humility in the Social Sciences
Mosaic
Indeed, the modern West is full of societies that enjoy the benefits of beautifully rendered constitutions and political institutions, expensive social-engineering programs, and a robustly complacent sense of superiority, but that are collapsing ...

IPG Mediabrands merges specialist agencies Society and Ansible into Reprise – Mumbrella Asia


Mumbrella Asia

IPG Mediabrands merges specialist agencies Society and Ansible into Reprise
Mumbrella Asia
The holding company has merged its mobile specialist Ansible and social offering Society into search agency Reprise, creating a full-service performance agency. The consolidation comes a year after Mediabrands folded its social and digital agency Rally ...

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Social responsibility — who’s responsible? – Saudi Gazette


Saudi Gazette

Social responsibility — who's responsible?
Saudi Gazette
In free markets, like ours, companies' responsibility toward society is to provide good jobs and products. Their duty to government is to pay due taxes and abide by its laws. They help the nation prosper, advance and compete in world markets. With ...

Queen visits Dar Al Aytam Society to support Nashmi Centre project for orphan care – Jordan Times


Jordan Times

Queen visits Dar Al Aytam Society to support Nashmi Centre project for orphan care
Jordan Times
AMMAN — Her Majesty Queen Rania on Sunday visited Dar Al Aytam Society in Marka to learn about a newly implemented volunteer initiative by the Nashmi Centre for Youth Empowerment, which aims to transform the facility into a model orphanage, a ...

Social mixing helps promote meritocracy – The Straits Times


Social mixing helps promote meritocracy
The Straits Times
As a young person who did not grow up in a socially or financially privileged environment, I am thankful for the meritocratic and inclusive society I am in. It is not uncommon for Singaporeans to rise up the socio-economic ladder within a generation or ...