What We've Been Up To
Net neutrality: two words that incite impassioned debates and apathetic yawns in equal measure. Everyone loves their Internet, and they curse the WWW gods if their Netflix runs slowly, but people only care about net neutrality, it seems, when they can connect the mental dots between the electronic services they love and the politics threatening to limit it. From the speed of streaming content to the fairness of the market in which aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses can create, net neutrality goes a long way toward determining all of our experience. The Internet gods aren’t mythical beings–they’re business owners, politicians, and multi-billion-dollar lobbies, and they don’t respond to prayers or curses but rather votes and purchases.
Should net neutrality be regulated? And if so, by whom? Can the FCC be trusted more than unrestricted capitalism to keep the stream of ideas, data, and net evolution flowing freely? We need all the information to make up our minds, and this infographic is an outstanding gathering of the facts. It lays out the history of the fight for neutrality, the basic terms, what’s at stake, and a lay of the land in both the court of public opinion and the political battlefield.
Higher education is the expected next step for most high school students in the U.S., and it seems that every day, we hear more and more about the economic effects of student loan debt. But does the same hold true when you take a look around the globe? You might be surprised to learn what we found out when we tackled some of those questions.
Based on our research, we found that South Korea has the highest enrollment of college-age individuals at 98.4% with the U.S. falling in second place at 94.3% (if that seems high, keep in mind it includes full-time or part-time enrollment in any post-high school training). Although we tend to hear about the higher cost of education in the U.S., it’s always good to see how we compare with the rest of the world. This infographic also takes a look at the cost of higher education in other countries and provides a glimpse into where the U.S. stands.
South Korea has the highest enrollment of college-age individuals at 98.4% – Tweet this
7 in 10 recent US college graduates have student loan debt – Tweet this
Norway and Sweden have the highest enrollment of women in higher education – Tweet this
Foreign governments have taken the labeling of GMOs much more seriously than the U.S. Several countries such as France, the U.K., and China all label their products that contain GMOs. Learn more about what GMOs are, and how they might effect our food source.
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Ebola has already claimed 4,000 lives in West Africa and cases are now being treated in the U.S. With a fatality rate of 90%, Ebola is a very dangerous illness. Learn about the history of this disease and its symptoms.