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Fritz Haber

11 Nov: The Power of Work

Who is the most influential person in history? It’s no doubt a debatable question without any clear answers. Based on one metric, the answer may be someone most of us have never heard of: Fritz Haber. Around the year 1900, there were roughly 1.5 billion people and some scientists feared that the population of the world would plateau amid mass starvation because we would not be able to sustain the growth rate due to lack of food production.

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22 Sep: Free to Work

In a recent article by Politico Magazine titled, “The Shocking Paper Predicting the End of Democracy,” sociologist Shawn Rosenberg is presented as talking about the difficulties of democracy:

Democracy is hard work and requires a lot from those who participate in it. It requires people to respect those with different views from theirs and people who don’t look like them. It asks citizens to be able to sift through large amounts of information and process the good from the bad, the true from the false. It requires thoughtfulness, discipline and logic.