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Yaëlsplaining is a quick take on the news and ideas of the day, hosted by journalist, activist, and 'splainer Yaël Ossowski.
6 Episodes
The question of the impact of technology is a major theme in today's culture. TV shows, books, and even entire fields of philosophy are dedicating to exploring the positive and negative impacts. Social media, an important method of communication for a large portion of Earth's population, is very much an extension of this. In a sense, technology is the ultimate pharmakon, both a remedy and a poison in the same fell swoop. What does this dichotomy mean for how we'll allow technology to shape our lives?Devolution Review: Crypto Imagination and the Coming Nightmare Podcasts:
Language is both beautiful and organic. It varies from country to country, in dialect, pattern, and tone. However, certain institutions and people are trying to change language and how we use it, both for political reasons and for simplification. Will they be successful? What if people reject these changes? How can we ensure the survival of our languages?Survey: Only 2% of Hispanics Prefer the Politically Correct Term 'Latinx' réforme pour simplifier les participes passés Podcasts:
What will be the citizenship of the future? The tradition of citizenship has evolved over time, and been expanded for many who could not share in the rights, obligations, and responsibilities. But larger governing structures like the European Union, the affordability of travel, the changing nature of work, the Internet, and the portability of our rights are changing how we view citizenship. What if we could choose citizenship as easily as a cell phone plan or television?In ancient Rome, citizenship was the path to power in Verrem Fosters Competition between Countries
3: Immigration is Hard

3: Immigration is Hard


Immigration is actually tough. It's not easy to leave your friends, family, network, and social capital you've built up. Added to that, there is already a complicated process that exists, yet many want to make it more difficult. Let's not focus on extremes, and instead elevate what makes immigration important and necessary.Washington Examiner: Birthright Citizenship Helped Make America GreatYaël Ossowski: The Case for Open Borders and Free ImmigrationCharlotte Observer: Don't kick out the Dreamers, Mr. TrumpPanAm Post: The Difference between Expats and Immigrants? It’s Passports, Not
Smart Cannabis Policy encourages competition, entrepreneurship, safety, avoids red tape and eradicates the black market.Inside Sources: The Green Rush Is Already Here, and We Need Smart Cannabis Policy to Direct It
1: Social Housing

1: Social Housing


Social housing. Does it work? Does it make a city more livable? What is seen and not seen when it comes to the overall costs?CityLab: Secrets of the World's Most Livable
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