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Starve the oxygen of hate MPs have to fend off

Starve the oxygen of hate MPs have to fend off

18 October 2021

The Times

"The increased vitriol and hatred in politics is deterring many from even contemplating that form of public service – not just because of acts of tragic violence, but because of the whole culture of contempt that has infected public debate".

Starve the oxygen of hate MPs have to fend off

Perception or reality: Just how divided is America, really?

Perception or reality: Just how divided is America, really?

14 October 2021

News Literacy Project Podcast

"If we divide in to two camps that see each other as threats that cannot be tolerated then we will see increased support for actions which will ultimately undo the basic foundation of a democracy".

Perception or reality: Just how divided is America, really?

How Business Leaders Can Reduce Polarization

How Business Leaders Can Reduce Polarization

08 October 2021

Harvard Business Review

Instead of focusing on the false binary of simply taking a public stance or staying silent, CEOs would be better off understanding and addressing the context of rising polarization and doing so in a strategic manner. 

How Business Leaders Can Reduce Polarization

Germany’s climate change gulf gets harder to bridge

Germany’s climate change gulf gets harder to bridge

23 September 2021

The Financial Times


"while some young people channel their frustrations into activism, many more fall into segments that a study by More in Common calls “The Disillusioned” and “The Detached” — nearly half of voters under 30 expressed disappointment with democratic institutions that the NGO says could strain German democracy."

 

Germany's climate gulf gets harder to bridge

In Canada and Germany, the climate crisis is finally on the ballot. But can it win?

In Canada and Germany, the climate crisis is finally on the ballot. But can it win?

19 September 2021

CNN

"Unlike in election years in the past, we've seen climate as a core issue right from the start -- given people's insistence on climate action in the polls, all major parties have made it a main element of their rhetoric," said Jérémie Gagné, a senior associate at the research group More in Common.

In Canada and Germany, the climate crisis is finally on the ballot. But can it win?