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Democracy – the Bank of Social Demons

Posted by PETER JEREMIAH OSIGBEMHE on September 17, 2018 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Peter, Jeremiah Osigbemhe

Final year undergraduate student

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Federal University of Technology, Owerri - Nigeria

Member, Network of Effective African Leaders (NEAL), CSAAEINC.

Democracy – the Bank of Social Demons

There is no doubt that ideas of democracy are among the most celebrated and practiced in the 21st century; be it in the family unit, group of people or an entire nation. The hidden truth is that democracy is like a poison with sugar coating. Before putting clarity to the context in which the words of the above title were used, I must categorically state my position on the subject matter. For me, democracy has done and is doing more harm to our societies than the superficial serenity we feel it offers, and living in a democratic society is tantamount to building castle on a…

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ACCA, Carnegie Council, and CFA Institute Join Forces to Shine a Light on Ethics

Posted by Carnegie Council on September 17, 2018 at 11:35am 0 Comments

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has teamed up with Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs and CFA Institute to celebrate this year's Global Ethics Day (October 17, 2018).

To mark this landmark occasion, the organizations will be exploring how businesses are preparing for an ethical future in the face of threats and challenges presented by globalization, technology, and human psychology.

Beginning with a series of "follow the sun" events on Global Ethics Day itself, the three organizations are also producing a film interview series called "Ethics in business: in their own words" which will feature a number of global CEOs, including: Helen Brand OBE, chief executive of ACCA, Paul Smith, president and CEO of CFA Institute, and David MacLennan, chairman and CEO of…

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Is It Important to Live in a Democracy?

Posted by Sonya Filipenko on September 17, 2018 at 9:07am 0 Comments

Written by Sonya Filipenko, 3rd year student of Moscow State Institute of International Relations



We hear the word “democracy” almost every day when we watch the news or talk about politics. For most of the people it appears to be a universal tool for indicating progress and achievement, but this leads to a depreciation of such a complex term which is still hard to formulate.

The greatest minds wondered what is democracy and whether it is essential and this resulted in various concepts of this idea. Ancient Greece is considered to be the birthplace of democracy, but prominent Greek thinkers strongly criticized it. Socrates stated that democracy is corrupt as people are shallow by nature, so it is predetermined that their rule will be ineffective. His successor Plato established a direct link between democracy and tyranny and firmly believed that the first would inevitably lead to the second. Then Aristotle expressed the idea that…

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Is it important to live in a democracy?

Posted by Emma Mesropyan on September 11, 2018 at 2:14pm 0 Comments

Mesropyan Emma, student of Stavropol State Agrarian University 

Currently the most optimal political regime is democracy; democracy means the power of the people. Obviously, any liberal, defender of humans, humanist, everyone who considers himself a modern progressive person believes that it is good; the most important public problems should be solved by popular vote. If any country, for example, China, which has a developing industry and an expanding domestic market, does not give citizens the right to vote, this is enough that any self-respecting liberal considered the People’s Republic of China not an advanced country.

It should be noted that at the time of writing, the vast majority of developed countries have a democratic political system. However, there is a number of questions to the progressive political system. The people of Italy voted for Mussolini in 1925, the people of Germany voted for Hitler in 1933, the people of Iran voted for Ahmadinejad in…

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