Posts in Saving the world
What if we brought back compulsory service, but changed it in one crucial way?

What are the first images/words that come to your mind when you hear the phrase “serving your country”? If you’re like most people, it’ll probably be something related to the military, which is why I argue that serving your country should be, and really is, so much broader than just the Armed Forces.

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Book recommendation: "The Working Poor: Invisible in America"

The unemployment rate is at a historic low and the economy is in fantastic shape. But what about the people that are left behind as the rest of society mercilessly moves forward? In his bestselling book The Working Poor: Invisible In America, David K. Shipler tells the story of the ugly side of this “roaring economy”, the stories of people that struggle in inhumane levels of poverty in the richest country in the world.

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Book recommendation: "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness"

When I moved to the U.S., I didn’t understand why the topic of race was such an emotionally-charged issue. Thankfully, The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander helped me understand how the history of race relations in America has led to and shaped its present, and why it is such a charged subject.

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