Mathias Sundin 5 min read

πŸ’‘ Optimist's Edge: The prosperity of a world without wars

In 2021 the world spent over $2 trillion on military expenses. Over 2000 billion dollars! That is 2.1 percent of the world's gross domestic product, GDP. In a world at peace, that money could be used for science, lowering taxes, art, the environment – or whatever area you prioritize.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

πŸ’‘ Optimist's Edge: Famine is not due to a lack of food

Millions of people living in the Horn of Africa are threatened by starvation. The root cause is not drought, conflict or war, but something else.

Mathias Sundin 2 min read

πŸ“± Open for applications: Democracy Tech Entrepreneur Fellowship

The Alliance of Democracies is looking for democracy tech entrepreneurs in Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova or Armenia.

Mathias Sundin 5 min read

πŸ’‘ Optimist’s Edge: The hack to solve all of humanity's major problems

If all countries and all people lived in democracies the major problems of humanity would be solved or be dramatically smaller.

Mathias Sundin 5 min read

πŸŒ… Obama is community organizing for the future

Warp News got a peek behind the scenes when former President Barack Obama workshopped in Copenhagen, with young leaders from the Obama Foundation.

Mathias Sundin 2 min read

πŸ—³οΈ Strong connection between democracy and prosperity

People living in democracies are richer, healthier and happier. And there is a strong connection between democracy and prosperity, a new report from The Atlantic Council and the Alliance of Democracies shows.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

πŸŒ… Obama should feel more hope

Citizens in free countries are richer, happier and healthier than citizens in unfree countries. Barack Obama should use his world-class rhetorical skills to boost confidence in democracy and create hope for its future. Because, as he used to say: There is nothing false about hope.

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

πŸ“± These people are using technology to strengthen democracy

Eight democracy activists from Ukraine, Venezuela and Georgia presented their web tools to organize democracy movements, expose corruption, bring transparency to elections and help investigative journalism.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

πŸ’‘ Optimist's Edge: This is how we'll get peace on Earth

A majority thinks world peace is not possible, but it is. A world with only democracies will be a world at peace, with wars only in the history books.