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Five Facts on Net Neutrality & Open Internet

The internet has changed the way people find information, conduct business, and keep in touch. For many people, it is an indispensable part of their lives. However, an ongoing struggle is taking place over how the internet is provided and how open it is, a struggle pitting cable companies against “open internet” advocates. The following five facts offer some context ...

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Information, Knowledge & Inequality in Modern Societies

On some basic level, all human societies no matter how old, simple or small, depend on information and knowledge. But information and knowledge are far more developed and central to life in modern societies, even as they become more unequally distributed. The line between “information” and “knowledge” is frequently blurred in ordinary conversation, but it is worth delineating the two ...

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Five Facts on U.S. Presidents’ Executive Orders

Executive orders are directives from the U.S. President to the federal government to help carry out laws passed by Congress.  They hold similar power to legislation passed by Congress, but do not have to be ratified by Congressional vote. This has caused controversy as opponents of executive orders often claim Presidents use them to expand their power into law-making, which ...

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Five Facts on Africa’s Population Explosion

Thanks to Learning Life researcher, Derrick Costa, for helping to draft these five facts.   1) Earth: 7.2 Billion, and Rising The world’s population growth rate has been declining for decades, but the actual number of people on Earth is still rising rapidly. The Earth currently has over 7.2 billion people, up from 2.5 billion in 1950, and it is ...

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