Food for Thought [March 21]

A few interesting articles I read over lunch today, worth sharing as food for thought or at least reading on your smartphone on the commute home:

On education, in the NYTimes: Steve Jobs v. Bill Gates on education. Two different philosophies, which seem to be complementary; there are particularly interesting comments at the end.

On domestic policy, on CNN: Miranda and Steve (otherwise known as Cynthia Nixon and David Eigenbergh) weigh in on why we need to support Planned Parenthood. Well written, and entertaining, given the authors’ authority on the subject comes from their fictional roles in a popular television series. Kudos to them for speaking out.

On global health and water, from IPSNews via Kaiser Global Health Policy Report: World Water Day is fast approaching (March 22), and a global water shortage is looming. The UN estimates that by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population could be living under water stress.

On current events in Africa, from the Economist: Cote d’Ivoire, a headliner in the news a month ago, still has challenges. While Libya and Japan are dominating media today, the Economist gives an update on what is happening in another West African country worth watching.

 

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