British author and journalist Melanie Phillips decries cultural rejection of the Hebrew Bible, arguing that western civilization today will only be rescued if it reaffirms its religious roots in Christianity and in the Hebrew Bible.
Richard Reeves takes issue with some of the ways upper-middle-class families perpetuate their relative advantages, locking-in and even increasing inequality. He identifies behaviors he calls 'dream hoarding,' those that unfairly corner the American dream for those who are already living it.
What are the criteria that define a “good society,” and how can we assure that technology plays a positive role in supporting the fundamental principles of the good so conceived?
Cambridge has published the first interdisciplinary study of the Belgian experience with end of life legislation. Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Lessons from Belgium examines the country’s experience from legal, medical and philosophical perspectives, by way of example.
Lest business in general be tarred with the same brush as the financial system whose shortcomings have been notorious at least since the financial crisis, we share some of Robert P. George’s reflections on the role of “Business in a Decent and Dynamic Society”.
Global Finance on Screen, the first collection of essays exclusively dedicated to a growing body of multi-format and multimedia audiovisual work designated as ‘the finance film’, has been released by Routledge.
Economist Alicia Adserà explains some of the ways fertility and employment choices are interrelated. Professor Adserà participated in the Experts Meeting Whither the Child?, which dealt with the issue of low fertility in developed nations.
Do Responsible Innovation (RI) approaches do enough to guide emerging technologies towards the good of all? Where might their conceptual and practical limits lie?
What will families look like in the future? Are existing social and family policies compatible with changes in family patterns? The project “FamiliesAndSocieties – Changing families and sustainable societies,” coordinated by Stockholm University, studies questions like these.
Robots are changing the way we live, work, and interact with one another. It’s important to consider the ethical implications of new technologies before they are implemented, if we want to insure that they work to the good of society.
This provocatively-titled new book by Mark Regnerus has stirred up some controversy. The author, a sociologist from the University of Texas at Austin, expounds on the work and addresses some criticisms of it in this interview with STI.
Three of the eight young researchers embarking this fall on the Master’s in Social Science Research at UNAV have received a grant from the Social Trends Institute. And one of last year’s grant recipients has won an academic prize for her work.