News Headlines I Want to Read
Post from March 2, 2015 (↻ April 5, 2018), filed under Everything Else.
A brainstorming with assumptions and implications.
- Human Rights Charter Honored by All Countries
- Five Eyes Spying Program Shut Down, Multiple Arrests over Rights Infringements
- Kissinger, Obama Return Peace Nobel Prizes, Say “Will Work Hard to Earn It”
- Guantánamo Torturers Sentenced, Former Detainees Awarded Record Damages
- Israel with Wide Concessions to Palestine, Parties “Willing to Accept Period of Unrest” to Achieve Permanent Peace
- No More Nukes! Last Nuclear Weapon Dismantled
- The Death Penalty is Dead
- “Citizens in Uniform”: Police Violence at a Low, New Wave of Mutual Respect
- Low Crime, High Happiness: The Rebirth of Trust and Faith
- Long-Term Thinking, Values, Transparency: How Our Leaders Built Strong Trust
- Spying, Torture, Killing: A Look Back at Criminal Statesmanship
- Conflicts of Interest: Where Did They Go?
- Money and Politics: Last Country to Make it Criminal Offense for Corporations to Lobby
- All Central Banks Under Government Control, Harsh Sanctions Imposed on Speculation
- Interest and Compound Interest Abolished
- “No More Debt” Program to Curb Financial Choking, Going Beyond Axing of Old Financial System
- World Economies Shrinking, Experts: “Healthy Development”
- “We Had Wasted 50% of Our Food”: How Undernourishment Became History
- World’s Energy 90% Solar and Wind—Experts Say “5 Years” to Be Fully Green
- Global Warming: International Unity with “Remarkable Effects”
- “Spectacle Sports are Out”: How Athletes Came to Earn Terrestrial Wages
- Vegetarianism and Veganism at new 80% Record High; More Slaughters to Turn into Farmers
- Last Zoo to Close 2019, Follow Closing of Aquariums
- How Animals Got to Live Free and Well Among Humans
- Global Literacy Rate Reaches 99%
- Education Spending now at 40% of Public Expense—“New Era of Human Development”
- The Right to Copy: How a Nation’s Wealth Came with Education and Intellectual Liberty
- Health: Philosophers and Scientists to Find Holistic Approach
- Helpful Disease: How We Learned to Live with Maladies
- Cure to AIDS, Cancer: Breakthrough “When We Saw Patients as People and Looked at Their Thinking”
- Researchers Present Unified Reality Model, Acknowledge Mental Powers
- “Why Did We Ever Reward Anti-Social Behavior”: On the Decline of Competition and the Rise of Cooperation
- The Family: How the Almost-Dead Institution Rose Again and Rebuilt our Societies
- New Record Low in “Selfies,” Youth Finding Confidence in Family and Education
- Loving Technology: How Humanity Found an Ally—and Itself
- “Military-Industrial What?” How an Industry Perished over the Longing to Work Together
- World Peace! Last Countries to End all War Activities, Sign Peace Treaties
I’m not sure I’m a particularly good writer of microcontent, and yet it feels liberating to envision us succeed. And that shouldn’t come as a surprise: Utopias seem to give us more useful guidance than dystopias. Dystopias that already creep into our reality and threaten to strangle us. We need more utopias. Amazing ones.
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