New Power Generation

Issues once largely confined to a local debate are going national and even global. What happens to NIMBY (not in my backyard) in an era when social and mass media has made everywhere everyone’s backyard? For an answer to that question, focus on the North Carolina bathroom laws; a local and then statewide issue that has gone global. Now the NBA is getting on board. From WaPo: “NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday that if the league is to keep the 2017 all-star game in Charlotte it will require a change in the controversial North Carolina law passed last month that overturned protections for gay and transgender people.”

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