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The state of the US

Modern media tend to make things worse. Ours is an age of “narrowcasting,” not broadcasting. People increasingly tune in to cable channels or websites that reinforce their views and ideologies. Little of this is reassuring.

A quantum of happiness

There have been a number of initiatives in recent years to move beyond GDP in measuring countries’ success in governance and development.

Speaking from the heart: What I want for my city

The City Administration should also work towards celebrating the Oromo culture and heroes and heroines using its urban spaces, including the streets (many of which are in fact nameless), squares, plazas, public buildings and the like, argues Selam Yibeltal.