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What 11 emerging countries think about increased diversity

Pew Research Center data shows that most people think diversity improves lives in their countries.

  • Pew Research Center surveyed more than 28,000 people across 11 emerging countries.
  • Their data shows that most people believe different racial, national, and religious groups have improved the lives of people in their country.
  • Young people were more likely to see diversity in a positive light, as well as those with higher levels of education.
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    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.

    #3: Earth at 2° hotter will be horrific. Now here’s what 4° will look like. | Top 10 2019

    Third on the Big Think 2019 countdown reveals this is what the world will be like if we do not act on climate change.

    • The third most popular video of 2019 presents a frightening truth: The best-case scenario of climate change is that world gets just 2°C hotter, which scientists call the "threshold of catastrophe".
    • Why is that the good news? Because if humans don't change course now, the planet is on a trajectory to reach 4°C at the end of this century, which would bring $600 trillion in global climate damages, double the warfare, and a refugee crisis 100x worse than the Syrian exodus.
    • David Wallace-Wells explains what would happen at an 8°C and even 13°C increase. These predictions are horrifying, but should not scare us into complacency. "It should make us focus on them more intently," he says.
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    Arabic 'Sesame Street' to represent refugee children in 2020

    A new children's program may help displaced Syrian children find stability and belonging in their new communities.

    • Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee have partnered launch a Arabic version of Sesame Street named "Ahlan Simsim."
    • The show will provide early learning education to refugee children who are robbed of their education when displaced from their communities.
    • The show will include Arabic-speaking characters who are developed to "speak" to refugee children, providing psychologically beneficial media representation.
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    'The West' is, in fact, the world's biggest gated community

    A review of the global "wall" that divides rich from poor.

    Image: TD Architects
    • Trump's border wall is only one puzzle piece of a global picture.
    • Similar anxieties are raising similar border defenses elsewhere.
    • This map shows how, as a result, "the West" is in fact one large gated community.
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