COVID-19 Has Exposed Ageism in Society

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COVID-19 Has Exposed Ageism in Society

Covid-19 virusIf we’re all lucky enough, we get to be old. However, that fortune comes with a sad price in today’s society. The Conversation explores the issue of ageism and how it has become more exposed as a result of the …

The Amazing and Odd Origin of “Meme”

The Conversation, a British publication, credits the word “meme” to Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book “The Selfish Gene” about evolutionary biology. The article explains that Dawkins sees “a meme as ‘a unit of cultural transmission or imitation’: his examples …

Why Business Speaks on Social Issues

In the age of segregation, it was customary for business to abide by “local custom” and stay away from controversial issues. Today, business is driving change on many social issues. What brought about this sea change? The Conversation examines the …