Tell everyone a little about yourself and what you hope to gain from the Global Ethics Network.
I am Ekemini Akaninyene Effiong from Nigeria. A believer in the philosophy that every one in the world ought to be one. My virtues are determination, optimism, perseverance and love. A pioneer first class graduate of the prestigious Department of Theatre Arts, University of Uyo, Nigeria. I believe as a member of this unique Network, I shall be able to change some detrimental mentality of some in the world and gain togetherness, love and peace to the world which would make me fulfilled and happy as having done what God created me to achieve for humanity.
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Today we can accurately measure happiness and we know much more about its causes, says Professor Layard. It turns out that simply getting richer is often not enough for real happiness, so many policymakers are focusing on people's reported satisfaction with their lives. But it's not enough for individuals to pursue their own happiness. For the good of society as a whole they must strive for the happiness of others as well, which will also make them happier.
Automation is causing the greatest shift in human history and will put millions of Americans out of work, says entrepreneur and 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang. His solution? Put human values before GDP and provide a universal basic income of $1,000 a month, funded by a 10 percent value-added tax (VAT). This is not a government program, he argues, but a dividend given to we the people, who are the owners of this country.
Professional diplomats are made not born, says Nicholas Kralev of the Washington International Diplomatic Academy. It's not enough to be a people person: training is needed in specific skills. Sadly, many Americans don't realize how diplomats' successes or failures can affect their own security and prosperity. Even U.S. presidents often don't appreciate the Foreign Service. And under Trump, State Department professionals are leaving in droves.