Posts Tagged ‘Maxim Institute’

Taking loneliness seriously

Monday, May 24th, 2021
Lonliness

We all feel lonely sometimes. Loneliness is no different to hunger or thirst; a signal from our bodies that we need something. Meaningful social connection—especially with people we can be ourselves around, people we can call on in times of need—is a basic human need. But just like these other needs, if left unmet for Read more

The politics of apology

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Late last year, fashion designer Trelise Cooper was accused of perpetrating “colonial violence in floral polyester.” Cooper had named a tiered dress with a trailing hem: “Trail of Tiers.” Unfortunately, that sounds a lot like Trail of Tears, a series of forced death marches Native American tribes were sent on by the US Government between Read more

Good migration policy is about more than just jobs

Monday, November 25th, 2019
Migration policy

Recent political posturing over partnership visas and arranged marriages is a troubling distraction that derails the real, necessary debates we should be having over the many changes to immigration policy. Let’s take the recent changes aimed at limiting the ability of low-income migrant spouses to work here as an example. While these changes are aimed Read more

Getting serious about loneliness

Monday, September 10th, 2018

As Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera sang: “Nobody wants to be lonely.” But loneliness is more than just missing spending time with your friends. Research has found that loneliness can have a negative impact on a person’s health as significant as the effect of “smoking 15 cigarettes a day.” While loneliness is increasing in numbers Read more

End of Life Choice Bill contains flaws that are impossible to fix

Monday, June 25th, 2018
end of life

Parliament has started hearing submissions on the End of Life Choice Bill, and if the last round of submissions is anything to go by, they’ll hear a lot of opposition. In response, MPs may be tempted to think they can fix the Bill—narrowing the scope, tightening the wording, maybe limiting it to terminal illness and Read more