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Weekly round-up- 2019 as the year of green solutions, a human chain for gender equality, bill of rights of nudging & more

Published Date: 21 January 2019

Each week, the SIX team will be sharing their favourite pieces of reading. The content will be organised thematically, and each piece will tie to work that is currently being undertaken by the organisation. Enjoy!

Gender equality

Sophie Monaghan-Coombs: A '620km Human Chain' — Indian Women Rally for Equality

In the midst of an ongoing battle over women’s right to visit an important Hindu temple, women in the southern Indian state of Kerala lined up to form a 620km (385-mile) human chain in a mass demonstration for gender equality. (via Time January 2019)

 

Environment

Julie Munk: The New Year's view from Alternativet: "2019 Must Be The Year of Green Solutions"

A supplement that the Alternativet placed in a major Danish newspapers in the run-up to the New Year. (via The Alternative UK, January 2019)

 

Nudges

Jordan Junge: Cass Sunstein’s Bill of Rights for Nudging

The co-father of modern nudges, former White House official Cass Sunstein, has five principles that aim to define most of the no-go areas for ethical government interventions. (via The Mandarin, July 2018)

 

Scotland

Duncan Collins-Adams: Andy Murray taught us Scots to dream big and show emotion

His popularity wasn’t just about winning grand slams – he overturned a major stereotype in Scottish masculinity. (via The Guardian, January 2019)

 

Cities

Sophie Monaghan-Coombs: Tokyo Wants People to Stand on Both Sides of the Escalator

When one side isn't reserved for walkers, it saves time for everyone. But transit users around the world just can’t be convinced. (via City Lab, December 2018)
 

Data

Marco Shek: Why Big Data Needs Thick Data

While conducting ethnographic research at Nokia in 2009, I discovered something that challenged Nokia’s existing business model. (via Medium, January 2016)
 

 

Megumi Koyama: Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret

Dozens of companies use smartphone locations to help advertisers and even hedge funds. They say it’s anonymous, but the data shows how personal it is. (via The New York Times, December 2018)

 

American politics

Duncan Collins-Adams: The Paranoid Style in American Politics

It had been around a long time before the Radical Right discovered it—and its targets have ranged from “the international bankers” to Masons, Jesuits, and munitions makers.