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May 12, 2017

On an integral scale our aim for this online Social Issues journal is to describe in concrete terms any social, economic, political or environmental problem that is at the forefront affecting the global community, possibly in a catastrophic way.  Given this urgency the...

May 11, 2017

Deep, systemic poverty continues to pose a daunting challenge to an increasingly interconnected world. According to the World Health Organization, 1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty – an income level of about one dollar a day.1 Preventable illnesses like malari...

May 11, 2017

Many people around the world now believe their country is in decline and that the system built by the ‘establishment is rigged against them. 2016, quite unexpectedly, was a year of historic political events such as Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and the Italian c...

May 9, 2017

Inequality in America is getting worse.

The gap between the "haves" and "have nots" is widening, according to the latest data out this week.

The rich are money-making machines. Today, the top mega wealthy -- the top 1% -- earn an average of $1.3 million a year. It's more...

May 6, 2017

Historically, in societies, we find that money, class, and law (which is typically what ensures free speech and press) are “power and influence.”

One can be born into a class and have influence, or one can buy status and get influence. In both cases it is only ethics, m...

May 1, 2016

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SOCIAL ISSUES welcomes submissions of news and feature articles. The latter consist of opinion articles, analytical articles as well as detailed research reports on important topics.  Longer articles should not normally exceed 1500 words.  Contributions and...

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