One of the biggest concepts is breadth. Learning isn't just K-12. It starts prenatally. If you get a read on what your children are and aren't being exposed to at school, that will suggest the kinds of experiences you want your children to have outside of school.
Certain traits of [Imran Khan]—his lack of desire to conduct politics as usual, his stubbornness—will mean that should his relationship with the military sour or cool off, he might falter more quickly than politicians in the past, and more badly. But once in power, he could also adapt.
No one, other than Sharif loyalists, doubts that [he] was corrupt...The question is whether he would be facing this had he appeased the military rather than taken it on, and the answer is probably not.
While [cancer and heart disease] can be differentiated from deaths of despair, the underlying cause—the reality of the economic situation for a large segment of the nation’s population—is the same for many who engage in this behavior. In addition to being more likely to abuse opioids, they are more likely to smoke, and to become obese, two of the most common causes of premature death.
We need equal pay for equal work, we need equal representation in leadership roles in public and private sector, we need to remove the discrepancy in unpaid work, we need to remove the problem of violence against women. I don't know any political leaders in Canada that would be against any of those targets. And so what we need is these longer-term strategies where we can kind of push out beyond a political four-year cycle and say, "aha," these investments, these strategies we need to launch, we're going to do it but it's for a 10-year, 12-year horizon and our success will be measured by how we're doing in that 2030 deadline.
In 2000, roughly one in four people around the world was living in extreme poverty. Today, it's down to about one in 12...The question is not whether it's possible, the question is how are we going to do it?