Large corporations have both contributed to the expansion of LGBTQ equality and served as a bulwark against conservative backlash.
In an interview, law professor Carlos Ball explains how gay rights activists and corporations went from adversaries to partners. But would the alliance have happened if it had hurt the bottom line?
The Berlin Wall in October 1988.
East Germans feel alienated and powerless. They see themselves as second-class citizens, while outsiders live high on what is rightfully theirs.
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In 1989, Francis Fukuyama pronounced that history had ended. How wrong he was.
Manipulating our own personal data can allow us to manipulate capitalism.
Personal data is valued primarily because data can be turned into a private asset. That has significant implications for political and societal choices.
Todd Phillips' film reflects a society that is distrustful of traditional power structures and voicing that disillusionment at the ballot box.
Protesters throw rocks on September 15.
Why a spontaneous popular movement emerged in Hong Kong.
Cubans record a street musician’s performance at an internet hotspot along the seafront in Havana, July 14, 2018.
Some Cuban entrepreneurs are so openly anti-communist that they sound like, well, capitalists.
Do social enterprises come to view profit as more important than their original mission? New research suggests they don’t, and the cause remains a key component of their success.
New research suggests that non-profits tempted by the social enterprise model do not necessarily lose sight of their social mission in favour of profits. In fact, the opposite is true.
Boredom has historically been an emotion both viewed as an enemy and embraced for its possibilities.
Scholars link the emergence of the term boredom to European industrial modernity, and the standardization of time, repetitive labour and development of leisure time associated with it.
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High levels of inequality damage our health, harm social cohesion and act as a brake on economic performance.
The U.K.‘s Tony Blair, left, campaigned on 'modernizing’ the welfare system. Bill Clinton, right, campaigned on reducing welfare in the U.S.
Democratic presidential candidates share many ideas and opinions. What they don't share, writes one historian, is the label 'liberal.'
Wayfair workers protested their employer’s decision to sell beds to immigrant detention facilities.
A new kind of capitalism is emerging in which companies value communities, the environment and workers just as much as profits. Even the Business Roundtable agrees.
“The recovery? Look around. It been nearly two years … and I want people to know things are still bad here” – Barbuda resident Fifi.
Barbuda's recovery is deliberately slow as neighbouring Antigua wants to develop the island's tourism.
U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to the White House on May 13, 2019. Strongmen like Orbán are increasingly gaining ground as the death knell sounds for liberal democracy.
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Liberal democracy is in trouble, and the seeds of its demise can be found in the property rights so cherished by so-called liberals generations ago.
The current system drives social injustice and environmental destruction, a new approach to address both is called for.
Free office food isn’t there just to fill your belly.
From Ford to Facebook, companies have long used benefits to mold employee behavior – even incentivizing the 'right' kind of lifestyle.
Humankind already has the knowledge to make sustainable and socially just ways of living on this planet possible. But new types of design and economics are needed for anything to change.
Greta Thunberg leading a march in Hamburg, Germany.
How can the climate strikers' demands of system change be met?
John F. Kennedy’s 1962 speech inspired the modern consumer rights movement.
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JFK pushed consumer rights to the top of the national agenda in 1962, leading to a raft of new laws offering new protections. But without enforcement, such rights are meaningless.
A rally celebrating the second anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, March 18, 2016.
Almost one-third of countries around the world are authoritarian regimes with the trappings of democracy. Their bad behavior poses a threat to real democracies, as the United States recently learned.