In a truly unprecedented move, the UK government has announced that it will subsidize the wages of any worker facing unemployment because of the coronavirus pandemic as it ordered the closure of pubs and restaurants to try to contain the outbreak. According to finance minister … [Read more...] about The UK will pay wages to any worker facing unemployment amidst pandemic
As the U.S. remains gripped in the debate over the wall Donald Trump wants to build along the border, cross-border community groups, long-time residents, and their governments work to preserve and perpetuate a shared identity that transcends an existing physical and political … [Read more...] about How cities along the US-Mexico border use art to penetrate the border wall
Canada has as many female as male ministers in the government. The new Spanish government has more women than men. And recently, for the first time, women foreign ministers of almost 20 countries came together in Montreal. At the same time, gender equality still requires much … [Read more...] about California becomes first U.S. state to require women on company boards
From The Intelligent Optimist Summer 2016 Liberland may be the ultimate startup. On April 13 of last year, 31-year-old Czech politician Vit Jedlicka declared a three-square-mile plot on the marshy west bank of the Danube as a new sovereign state and installed himself as … [Read more...] about Possibility: A new nation—on three square miles?
From The Optimist Magazine Fall 2015 In recent years, crowdfunding has become a popular tool to fund projects and interests shared by groups of people. It is particularly common in arts and culture, leaving it up to the audience to determine what gets done and what they want to … [Read more...] about Possibility: The justice of the crowd