What are Avatar 2 critics saying about James Cameron’s new film? What are the problems with Avatar 2, according to critics? With the release of Avatar 2, James Cameron has been accused of cultural appropriation and promoting a “white savior” narrative. Some indigenous activists have even called for a boycott of the film. Read on for an explanation of the controversy and to learn exactly what some Avatar 2 critics are saying.
Are billionaires ethical? Is it possible to be a billionaire without exploitation? How do people become so rich? According to a survey, most Americans see billionaires as neither good nor bad for the country. However, there’s a growing number of those who doubt that it’s possible to be an ethical billionaire, claiming the ultra-wealthy unfairly influence policy-making and don’t use their riches for the greater good. Read on to learn if billionaires are ethical, based on arguments for and against billionaires in the U.S.
Has Meghan Markle struggled with racism? Do the press’s and Royal Family’s dislike of Meghan have racist roots? In Spare, Prince Harry debates whether the press’s hatred of his wife Meghan is because of racism. Meghan, a biracial woman, has been the subject of harassment for unknown reasons since she first started dating Harry. Keep reading to learn why people dislike Meghan Markle, racism’s part in it, and what the couple has done to stop it.
Why is distrust of media so high? How and why do mainstream media outlets push political agendas? Candace Owens says that mainstream media are biased and hypocritical and that they cruelly exploit tragedies to assert their political views. Profit, she says, is at least one of the reasons behind this malpractice. Continue reading to learn about mainstream media bias, exploitation, and profit.
How do you show care? Do other life forms deserve care like humans? In Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer explains the benefits of mutual care, such as a flourishing environment. If you want to experience these benefits, she recommends encouraging mutual care with other people and other life forms. Read below to learn how to show care in your community.
What is the EU’s Digital Services Act package? What are the intended benefits? Why is the big tech industry skeptical? The EU’s Digital Services Act (DSA) and Digital Markets Act (DMA) are each intended to make the internet safer and more equitable for both end-users and service providers. However, analysts are divided on whether the new laws will have the intended effect. Read on to learn about the EU’s Digital Services Act package, including concerns identified by analysts.
What is bossware? What are the pros and cons of remote employee monitoring software? Is it ethical—or even legal? The term “bossware” describes the employee monitoring software used by some employers charged with managing remote workforces. Some companies using bossware say it makes things fairer and more productive, but others claim it decreases morale and the productivity benefits are overstated. Keep reading to learn more about what bossware is, how it’s being used, and its pros and cons.
What is Bad Science by Ben Goldacre about? What are the main takeaways of the book? In Bad Science, Ben Goldacre details the strategies researchers, corporations, and journalists use to mislead the public. Goldacre also gives you the tools you need to identify and call out shady science when you see it. Read below for a brief overview of Bad Science.
What does cherry-picking data mean? Why do many companies in healthcare do this? There are some drug and healthcare companies that cherry-pick results, referencing the positive and ignoring the negative. In Bad Science, Ben Goldacre expresses how this is an unethical practice. Let’s look at why cherry-picking data isn’t advised.
What is publication bias in research? Why do some companies only publish good results? Publication bias is a problematic tactic because it fails to reveal every result of a study, whether good or bad. In Bad Science, Ben Goldacre goes into more detail about why publication bias in research needs to be stopped. Let’s look into why companies consider giving into publication bias in the first place.