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“Ifs” we’re glad someone asked: #3 in a series

Foreign aid has always been around in one form or another. But it sure has changed from the olden days—so much so that now we call it “international aid”, or even “global development”. Semantics abound, but in modern times the … Continue reading

“Ifs” we’re glad someone asked: #2 in a series

Google “world’s greatest inventions” and see what comes up. Everything from the abacus to zero. The bra to the button. Electricity to the eraser. Invariably, the telephone and the printing press. Did anyone really “invent” the toothpick? You could also … Continue reading

“Ifs” we’re glad someone asked: #1 in a series

Many of history’s greatest thinkers, creators and leaders have, over the centuries, debated and championed the idea of human rights. Many of them put their lives on the line for the rights of others, and lost. The right to be … Continue reading