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…
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
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,…
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
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