What authority should government have over our actions?

The ability to interact peacefully and voluntarily provides individuals a better quality of life.

  • In classical liberal philosophy, voluntary action says the scope of legitimate government authority is extremely narrow.
  • While not all classical liberals agree on immigration policy, the question remains: What right does a government have to stop someone from moving to another country should they so choose?
  • As an immigrant, himself, Georgetown University professor Peter Jaworski invites us to consider the freest countries in the world and examine the economic freedom and civil liberties their citizens enjoy.

Why factory farms are a "perfect storm" for disease pandemics

We've known this virus was coming. We just didn't do anything about it.

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  • As far back as 2007, researchers warned about a novel coronavirus emerging from SARS.
  • Long before that, experts knew that factory farms create the conditions for pandemics.
  • Pandemics will be part of our lives as long as we continue our current methods of meat production.
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'Gender Pay Scorecard' grades 50 major U.S. companies

What factors explain the gender pay gap?

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  • The report was conducted by the investment firm Arjuna Capital, which has been publishing the Gender Pay Scorecard for the past three years.
  • Only three companies — Starbucks, Mastercard and Citigroup — received an "A", as defined by the report's methodology.
  • It's likely that discrimination explains part of the gender pay gap, but it's a complex issue that often gets oversimplified.

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How to stand out as a professional photographer

While everyone has a camera, great photography is still an art mastered by few.

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  • While everyone has a camera in the smartphone era, photography is still an art that takes time and discipline to do well.
  • Learning to use natural light and frame landscapes are two challenging photo skills.
  • Great photography begins by choosing the proper gear for the style you have in mind.
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How to become a masterful storyteller

From novels to screenwriting, storytelling is one of our most powerful forms of communication.

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  • Reading has been shown to make you more intelligent and empathic, a trait that good writers learn to master.
  • Storytelling is one of the most important forms of communication that humans engage in.
  • While "finding your voice" is what writers crave, beginning with the basics is an essential step on any writer's path.
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5 lessons we can all learn from the coronavirus crisis

Sometimes the best way to make changes is when you're in the middle of a challenging time.

A cashier wears gloves while scanning the groceries of a customer at a Whole Foods in Cambridge, MA on March 24, 2020.

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  • While no one knows the future, implementing lifestyle changes now can prepare you for returning to a post-coronavirus society.
  • Boredom has long been a powerful catalyst for creativity and should not be viewed in the negative.
  • Spending more time in the kitchen, walking, and being more thoughtful online can be practiced right now.
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