Voices

Our international team of opinion writers explore pressing global issues from local views, traversing political, economic, and cultural boundaries.

When Cycling is a Crime

When Cycling is a Crime

β€œA 3,000-kilo SUV traveling 55kph beside a 10-kilo bicycle traveling 15kph? Are you Americans fucking nuts?” Take a look with us, at the current misgivings of the U.S. bicycle infrastructure, and how it can be fixed.

Looking for Happiness in GDP

Looking for Happiness in GDP

Leaders ranging from the King of Bhutan to the President of France have been pushing for a change which many are resisting. Find out why GDP might be on its way out as an indicator of prosperity.

Introducing: Heads or Tails

Introducing: Heads or Tails

Raymond Yeung joins sociecity with the “Heads or Tails” column. His first whack reflects on the very idea of a coin toss, on randomness, and on how the very simple act of decision-making ties into our everyday lives.

If Humans Had Roots to Eat By

If Humans Had Roots to Eat By

The average person in the average city or town still has little opportunity to see what is really in their food, let alone where it comes from… in a market dictated by shiny marketing messages, how do we re-connect with our food sources?