When you have to work with very different people, you improve. Also: Being considerate, Tunisian progress and Portugals war on the war on drugs.— FTN DAILY EDITION #135, People & Society

Mari Pi

Stating the obvious


Telling the truth about the Soviet Union lands you in a Russian prison.

The applicant notes that he never denied the criminal nature of the Nazi regime, and that a text stating that certain events took place can in no way be viewed as denial of Nazi crimes.

Halya Coynash for Права Людини в Україні

Diversity works


Challenge yourself and grow.

Simply interacting with individuals who are different forces group members to prepare better, to anticipate alternative viewpoints and to expect that reaching consensus will take effort.

Katherine W. Phillips for Scientific American

More free speech in Tunisia


Progress, as the Tunisian government prepares to remove barriers.

Since the 2011 ousting of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, who held power for 23 years, Tunisia has taken steps in favor of freedom of information, in an attempt to improve government transparency and reduce corruption.

Afef Abrougui for Global Voices

Be Nice!


Put away the big hammer when you argue.

Whatever methods you use, you are unlikely to persuade someone to agree with you completely.

David R. Henderson for Learn Liberty

Portugals Drexit


Portugal stopped punishing drug use. Things got better.

These results can be explained with basic economics.

Abigail R. Hall, Kaila Preston for Foundation for Economic Education


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