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New Book, "The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World" by Carnegie Council Centennial Chair Michael Ignatieff

Posted by Carnegie Council on September 20, 2017 at 1:56pm 0 Comments

What moral values do human beings hold in common? As globalization draws us together economically, are our values converging or diverging? In particular, are human rights becoming a global ethic? These were the questions that led Michael Ignatieff to embark on a three-year, eight-nation journey in search of answers. The Ordinary Virtues, published on September 18 by Harvard University Press, presents Ignatieff’s discoveries and his interpretation of what globalization—and resistance to it—is doing to our conscience and our moral understanding.

Michael Ignatieff is president of Central European University in Budapest and was Carnegie Council…

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College as Part of the American Dream

Posted by Martha Bracken on September 17, 2017 at 2:22pm 0 Comments

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in college access and with it, a

growing concern about the debt incurred by students. Analysts on all sides

suggest a variety of causes and solutions to this very complex problem. Some

suggest that the problem is associated with increased tuition and fees. Others

suggest it is associated with aggressive pricing and promotion by lenders. For

some, the problem lies in the competition between the Federal Direct Program

the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). Still others suggest the

problem lies with the saving and spending habits of students and families.

Commission analyses suggest that at least a part of the problem is the result of a

disconnect between the growth of scholarship and grant assistance and the

growth in college tuition and fees.

 

Whenever there are conversations about college funding, observers find that a

portion of…

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ECONOMIC PARADOX IN NIGERIA

Posted by Momoh-onimisi.Ebenezer on September 15, 2017 at 12:20pm 0 Comments

Nigeria is a middle-income, mixed economy and emerging market, with expanding manufacturing, financial, service, communications, technology and entertainment sectors. It is ranked as the 21st largest economy in the world in terms of nominal GDP, and the 20th largest in terms of purchasing power parity. It is the largest economy in Africa; its re-emergent manufacturing sector became the largest on the continent in 2013, and it produces a large proportion of goods and services for the West African subcontinent. In addition, the debt-to-GDP ratio is 11 percent,…

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TERRORISM: AN ETHICAL CHALLENGE IN CONTEMPORARY NIGERIA

Posted by Idi, Joseph on September 15, 2017 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Terrorism appears to be on the increase in recent decades, its impact is feels in all the aspects of human society. As a system of freighting people to make them act in a manner that contradict their religious and social norms, terrorism is a both social and ethical problem in our world today. Terrorism has gained seasonable recognition and acceptance amongst people who derived fulfilment in violent extremism and inciting fear to general public. It is one of the widely form of warfare practiced to throughout the world today. Its effects can be negative to individual, family, society, nation and the whole world. History has shown that people have been discriminated and rejected on basis of their race and nationality or region. This was confirmed by the action of President, Donald Trump of United State immediately after he assumed office of the president, Trump enacted law to stop people entering United State from terrorists dominated area. Although the president action was received… Continue

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New Book, "The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World" by Carnegie Council Centennial Chair Michael Ignatieff

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The Most Socially Just Tax

Started by David Harold Chester. Last reply by Hanane Saouli Mar 1. 1 Reply

Although many people in government and politics are reluctant to change the tax regime, we should recognize that our present complicated system for taxation is unfair and has many faults. The biggest problem with taxation is to arrange it on a…Continue

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Started by Hanane Saouli. Last reply by David Harold Chester Feb 26. 1 Reply

Peace requires positive combativity in our relations and equally in the face of our own impulses. But to define peace as the struggle won by reason against instincts is false. It is not by fighting that inner peace is attained, but by cultivating an…Continue

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