There is a strain of argument for free markets that purports to be on the side of working people. It says that while do-gooder regulations may be nobly intended, ultimately they often hurt the people they are trying to help.
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THE biggest forum for sex trafficking of under-age girls in the United States appears to be a Web site called Backpage.com.
The owners turn out to ...
Around the world, the rights and welfare of women are under assault. And it's not just in developing countries. Even in the U.S., women's rights cause is in retreat.
Proof there's hope. Nick Kristof walked the streets of Cairo for days, and writes of the needed paradigm shift in the attitudes of Americans regarding the Middle East.
After years of writing racist screeds, Martin Peretz of the New Republic finally had to apologize. He writes in response to the brilliant Nick Kristof who wrote a column excoriating Peretz yesterday.
Half the Sky makes the case that the plight of women is getting worse in much of the world and will continue on its downward slide unless we do something about it.
Breaking a Conspiracy of Silence
The New York Review of Books
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
What civilized country operates like this? In case God-and-country defenders of the status quo need reminding, America's for-profit health insurance system serves neither.
MYAWADDY, Myanmar: Before entering Myanmar from Thailand, you scrub your bags of any hint that you might be engaged in some pernicious evil, such as e...
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