PowerLinks 03.11.15

March 11, 2015 • by Joe Carter

PowerLinks 03.11.15

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7 Figures: Global Violence Against Women

The United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women recently released a report that includes data on gender-based violence. Here are seven sets of figures on violence against girls and women that are based on their data: 1. Continue Reading...

Interview: High School ‘Acton Club’

Culture has either an overly optimistic view of youth culture, or an overly dour and depressing one. However, neither view is entirely true, nor are such disparate opinions very helpful.  The unavoidable truth is this: younger generations will have to bear increasingly more difficult levels of financial, and societal responsibility in the coming years. Continue Reading...

In Brazil, A Genius Way To Clean Water

It’s no secret that much of the world has a hard time accessing clean drinking water. In Latin America and the Caribbean, for example, it is estimated that 36 million people have no regular access to clean water. Continue Reading...

Lifesaving Drones: ‘No One Deserves to Die at Sea’

Drones can be used for great evil, but they can also save lives. In the past decade, more than 20,000 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. Desperate people work with smugglers and board overcrowded and hazardous boats, attempting to escape war-torn and dangerous countries in the Middle East. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.10.15

The Mobility Crisis Yuval Levin, Commentary We Americans have always prided ourselves on the extraordinary degree of mobility this country has long made possible for its citizens—the idea that, with hard work and a little luck, an immigrant or a child of poor parents can start out with nothing and end up successful and rich. Continue Reading...

Explainer: What You Should Know About Right-to-Work Laws

Today Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation making Wisconsin the nation’s 25th right-to-work state. Here is what you should know about right-to-work laws: What is a right-to-work law? right-to-work laws are state laws that guarantee a person cannot be compelled to join or pay dues to a labor union as a condition of employment. Continue Reading...