Europeans realize the limits of our current democratic institutions. David van Reybrouck, the Belgian author of Against Elections, said, “There is a huge dislike of political parties and politicians.” To learn more, watch the video or read the text version.
Many voters backed Bill Clinton for President because he wasn’t a snob: He ate at McDonalds. In an election process that courts low-information voters, impressions routinely trump facts. To learn more, watch the video or read the text version.
West Philadelphia High School was the worst. Suspensions and expulsions didn’t stop the frequent fights and fire setting. The good news is that “restorative practices” came to West Philadelphia. To learn more, watch the video below or read the the text version.
Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, the world’s fourth largest producer, pioneered “caring capitalism,” an inspiration for B corps, the global movement that encourages “business as a force for good.” To learn more, watch the video below or read the text version..
Lee Atwater, dying of cancer, apologized for attack ads and political warfare that pressure good people to abandon public service to those with thicker skins and harder hearts. To learn more, watch the video below or read the text version.
Ken Danford, founder of North Star Self-Directed Learning Center, has demonstrated that teens can learn and succeed without high school and its mandatory attendance, tests and grades. To learn more, watch the video below or read the text version.