For some people assuming more power drives their behavior. History books are filled with leaders exhibiting this characteristic. A few fairly recent examples come to mind. Changes in both Russia and China have allowed leaders to stay longer than the initial arrangement, and those at the helm of both Hungary and the Philippines seized more authority during the coronavirus pande
Coronavirus keeps impacting the global economy in unforeseeable ways. Early on there were shortages of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This caused some folks to jump into action and funnel the badly needed gear to hospitals and first responders. Then there were stories about the glass-packaging industry being under pressure to produce enough vials for vaccines. And
Last week Atlas posted this note regarding the Edelman Trust Barometer illustrating Americans’ distrust of the media, corporations, non-government organizations (NGOs), and the government itself.
While politicians in America struggle to find nice things to say about one another, global alliances are shifting. Of course, politicians are simply trying to get reelected, so their rhetoric and voting records reflect (and rightfully so in representative democracy) their constituents. According to this 2014 study from the Pew Research Center, America is becoming more polarized.