Why you should care
From forced divorce to blind theater, here is the best of OZY this week.
This week on OZY an investigative report shows how Americans with disabilities are being forced to divorce and how the farmer vote is surprisingly key in the Indian election.
We have even more provocative stories for you to discover — a theater that is always in the dark, a mom who took on big business after her product was copied and China’s simmering plastic revolution. Plus we have tips to make your life easier (and your doors less squeaky), your wallet fuller and your brain bigger. Here are our favorites on OZY this week.
No. 1: Love Curiously: Forced to Divorce: Americans With Disabilities Must Choose Marriage or Health Care
Why You Should Care: Outdated regulations are forcing many to choose between love and social security benefits.
No. 2: In the Fields: How 500 Million Farmers Became India’s Swing Voters
Why You Should Care: The next government — and the fiscal health — of the world’s largest democracy could be determined by one of two competing visions aimed at winning over debt-ridden farmers.
No. 3: Feast for the Senses: This Blind Theater Offers a New Way to ‘See’ a Play
Why You Should Care: Experiencing a play in total darkness is a great way to “see” what’s going on.
No. 4: Cash Splash: Scandinavia, Baltics Set to Become China’s Newest Playground
Why You Should Care: From Norway to Estonia, Beijing is expanding its investment footprint across Northern Europe.
No. 5: Future Titan of Wall Street: He Wants You to Invest in Real Estate for as Little as $1
Why You Should Care: Scott Picken wants the 99 percent to have the same investment tricks as those at the top.
No. 6: Unconventional CEO: This Momtrepreneur Took On Big Retail Copycats
Why You Should Care: Her baby carriers were copied by South African behemoth Woolworths, and she fought back.
No. 7: Trash Smash: A Plastic Recycling Revolution Is Brewing … in China
Why You Should Care: China is no longer taking the whole world’s trash, so it can now take care of its own.
No. 8: Copy That: It’s Time to Dole Out Punishments Based on Wealth and Life Expectancy
Why You Should Care: A 10-year jail term for a 65-year-old isn’t the same as it is for a 20-year-old.
No. 9: Health Hero: History’s Forgotten Pioneer: The First Native American Doctor
Why You Should Care: Because she was fighting for universal health care more than 100 years before the concept existed.
No. 10: Slippery Solution: This South African Lubricant Slides WD-40 to the Curb
Why You Should Care: South Africans love this lube so much they use the name as a verb and some even claim to shave with it.