The Broad Brushstrokes of BMW
This week BMW and ad agency GSD&M revealed a campaign for the automaker's new Z4 sports car. "An Expression of Joy" is maybe the first campaign this year that makes overspending on an unneeded luxury seem like a good idea.
Art and luxury are often placed in the same category and it's safe to say most people are avoiding the temptation to buy either these days. But BMW has done something unique. Somehow, they've placed the Z4 in both categories while making it more accessible to the general public—that is, people who might appreciate the BMW brand and art but only when it hits them in the face.
Who wouldn't want to take an expensive sports car and cover it with paint? To me, the consumer, that's the point. All the commercials with zippy cars cruising down wet highways are meaningless if we can't buy them.
Upstreamism advocate Rishi Manchanda calls us to understand health not as a "personal responsibility" but a "common good."
- Upstreamism tasks health care professionals to combat unhealthy social and cultural influences that exist outside — or upstream — of medical facilities.
- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
A plan to forgive almost a trillion dollars in debt would solve the student loan debt crisis, but can it work?
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren has just proposed a bold education reform plan that would forgive billions in student debt.
- The plan would forgive the debt held by more than 30 million Americans.
- The debt forgiveness program is one part of a larger program to make higher education more accessible.
America isn't immune to attempts to remove books from libraries and schools, here are ten frequent targets and why you ought to go check them out.
- Even in America, books are frequently challenged and removed from schools and public libraries.
- Every year, the American Library Association puts on Banned Books Week to draw attention to this fact.
- Some of the books they include on their list of most frequently challenged are some of the greatest, most beloved, and entertaining books there are.
In most states, LGBTQ Americans have no legal protections against discrimination in the workplace.
- The Supreme Court will decide whether the Civil Rights Act of 1964 also applies to gay and transgender people.
- The court, which currently has a probable conservative majority, will likely decide on the cases in 2020.
- Only 21 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws effectively extending the Civil Rights of 1964 to gay and transgender people.
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