But you hardly need the numbers. Just look around. Once the resolutely conventional winter fashion choice of Park Avenue matrons and country club partygoers, fur has gone hip hop and Generation Z. I’m going to be perfectly honest here. I enjoy me some Ray Bans. The tacky 70’s pornstar gold rimmed aviators.
“Less is more” is a very important concept. Yes, there’s a case to be made that we need to keep up with the times and that some popular podcasts (including NPR’s) use music very effectively. But, we care deeply about principles such as honesty, transparency and fairness.
I look around, and the silence deafens me. Where are the spokespersons of human rights? Where are the religious leaders, media, politicians, or candle marchers? Where is your anger? Does a 15 year old child not deserve our outrage until she is a symbol of a community, religion or political group? It is evident that our outrage is contingent upon our personal agendas and vendettas, to which our children are hostage. I am writing today to question this growing state of selective sympathy and reactive response..
In all but a small percentage of outlier cases, being born rich is the common factor. Hard work is a small component. That not how people gain financial success, that what they expected to do to not lose it.. Employees, customers and activists want business leaders to pick a side. That became increasingly clear over the past week, as businesses grappled with PresidentDonald Trump’s executive orderplacing new restrictions on immigrants and refugees. The situation crystallized on Thursday, when Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick quit Trump’s CEO advisory council under pressure from the company’s drivers and customers to disassociate himself from the president..
Reporter: Salina, Tennessee, a small town in clay county near the Kentucky border that’s fallen on hard times. This used to be an oshkosh factory. Clothing factory. Adultery, surely, is a private grief. James’ latest novel is “Devices and Desires” (1990, Knopf). This commentary is excerpted from a longer article in the August issue of the Spectator.
Having to deal with the “hidden” superiority complex of a lot of white Europeans (I guess after centuries of eurocentrism this could be expected). Whenever Africa is brought up the only things people can say is “it’s so poor but the people are so friendly!!!”. There is a complete lack of information and awareness of the contribution of black people in world history and all the different cultures of the continent (most ethnically and linguistically diverse continent as well!).