Posts Tagged ‘role of government’

  • Restroom gender equity for diaper changing tables

    Should Gender Equity Include Diaper Changing Tables?

    May 5, 14 • 294 Views • No Comments

    Women are used to seeing fold-out diaper changing tables in restrooms. A baby care convenience, they are not required by any law. Now though, California is deciding whether infants’ changing tables should be mandated. One proposal requires diapering...  [read more]

  • The Sugary Beverage Debate

    More Soda Wars

    Aug 14, 12 • 277 Views • No Comments

    If you lived in Richmond, California, would you vote yes or no for their proposed soda tax? The tax is unusual because it does not charge people at the register. Instead, retailers would have to pay a license fee that is based on how many ounces of SSBs...  [read more]

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    Economic Disagreement

    Jun 6, 12 • 265 Views • No Comments

    Astronomy might help us understand US history according to biographer Walter Isaacson. We just need to think about binary systems in which 2 separately orbiting stars “are linked because of their gravitational interaction.” The tension between...  [read more]

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    Is Obesity the Government’s Business?

    Feb 16, 12 • 625 Views • No Comments

    To fight obesity, do you support government funded weight loss education? Soda taxes? Mandatory menu calorie counts? Banned bake sales? A recent Intelligence Squared debate provided several answers. The evening focused on the proposition,  “Obesity...  [read more]