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The Social Contract

The Social Contract of Gangs in the Southwest

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 10.04.2013 | Latino Voices
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

Because the Mexican American community suffered abuses that originated during the Mexican American War, it is easy to understand their fear of a violent death. Yet, despite those abuses of power, they simply wanted to fit in and be a part of the larger culture.

The Social Dimension of the Debt Ceiling Crisis

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

We can live in a society in which there is a social contract and a sense of sacrifice for the common good, or we can live in a society in which radical individualism has replaced the social contract.

In Search of the Public Good

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

As the debt ceiling clock ticks down, we will soon find out if we are a people possessed by selfish personal desire or a people who promote the public good. In what kind of society do you want your children to live?

Changing Bad Behavior At Davos

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

There is much encouraging talk about companies' responsibilities to society and even the common good. But unless all our talk about "values" changes bad behaviors, we are just talking.