Tag Archives: Positive

Can social media have a positive effect on democracy?

Columbia Journalism Review: “Given the seemingly never-ending litany of transgressions we find all around us on social-media platforms—whether it’s Facebook giving up data to Cambridge Analytica and being manipulated by Russian trolls, or Twitter’s complicity in racism and online harassment—it’s … Continue reading

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BEUC report on the EU-UK relationship after Brexit: Securing positive outcomes for consumers

On 9 May 2018, the European Consumer Organisation, BEUC, published a report on Brexit and securing positive outcomes for consumers. The report outlines recommendations to place consumers at the heart of the Brexit negotiations. Among other things the report argues … Continue reading

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Tiger Brands Releases Positive Listeria Test Result

Earlier this week the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported that 1119 Listeria illnesses with 199 deaths have been linked to Tiger Brands Enterprise polony.  Today, Tiger Brands provided to the public – through an announcement to its shareholders that … Continue reading

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"The Pot Rush: Is Legalized Marijuana a Positive Local Amenity?"

The title of this post is the title of this intriguing new paper authored by Diego Zambiasi and Steven Stillman. Here is its abstract: This paper examines the amenity value of legalized marijuana by analyzing the impact of marijuana legalization … Continue reading

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Beauty and pleasure of growing old with a positive attitude

New York Times writer John Leland wrote a marvellous, lengthy article that was published by the Times on December 31st. Three years ago, he began following the life activity of six New Yorkers who are in their 90’s. I just … Continue reading

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