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25 May 2012
aid | crime | Crime & Policing | Criminals | Deviance | Deviant | Education | Frustration | ghetto | Government | poverty | Punishment | Riots | social deprivation | Society | Support | TAX | Uprising | Victim | wealth | Law | Society
Since the advent of modern social science, sociologists and criminologists have been preoccupied with finding the answer to what is the root cause of criminal...
27 Apr 2012
crime | exploitation | Feminism | Gender | Government | Morality | Prostitution | Public Health and Safety | Sex Industry | Sex Work | Law General | Law | Society
The exchange of personal sexual services for economic rewards has a long history. It is important to distinguish different kinds of markets in sexual services...
21 Feb 2012
equality | Government | Healthcare | Human rights | Politics | role of the state | Healthcare | Finance | Health | Economy
On March 23rd 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, an act the New York Times calls “the most...
21 Feb 2012
birth control | China | Communism | family | Gender | Government | little emperors | population growth | Family | Youth | Society
Since 1979 the People’s Republic of China has pursued a population control policy that limits all families in China’s largest provinces (with some exceptions...
21 Feb 2012
Digital Freedoms | Government | Intellectual Property | Internet | open source | security | software | technology
Microsoft has held a monopoly on software such as operating systems and office applications for most desktop computers for the last two decades. There have...
20 Feb 2012
Business | Competitiveness | economy | Fairness | Government | Redistribution | TAX | Trade | Political philosophy | Tax | Philosophy | Economy
AN ARTFUL taxman, according to Jean-Baptiste Colbert, treasurer to Louis XIV, so plucks the goose as to obtain the most feathers for the least hissing. The...
17 Feb 2012
Progressive taxation is a fiscal policy system in which wealthier people pay larger proportions of their earnings in taxes than do less well-off people....
26 Jan 2012
civic duties | civic rights | Democracy | Government | Politics | State | voting | Voting Systems | Government | Political philosophy | Voting | Philosophy
In many countries around the world individuals are free to choose to vote or not to vote, while in other countries (Australia, a couple cantons in Switzerland...
26 Jan 2012
Government | inequality | Politics | Redistribution | role of government | TAX | Treasury | Tax | Economy
An estate tax is a tax on a person's property at the time of death before it is transferred to anyone else. An estate tax is different from an inheritance...
On behalf of the SMU Debating Society, I would like to invite your institution to participate in the SMU Intervarsity Debating Championship 2008 (SMU...
Toader Mateoc, this year's Spirit Award for Coaches winner, talks to us about the award and the Youth Forum in Mexico.The Spirit Awards, awarded...
The Curriculum Director for the 2013 Global Youth Forum has been announced. Serving her second year as the Curriculum Director will be Dr. Anca...