Dear FO° Reader,
Greetings from the Bay Area, where tech companies drive the local economy. With the freedom of working from home remotely and the accessibility of having food and goods delivered to one’s doorstep, our world is become ever more smaller. Simply put, no tech employee needs to leave the comfort of their home if they want to.
So how do we make sense of the world’s complexities and far-flung events when we live in a bubble? The answer is to see events and issues through a multiplicity of perspectives and then come to our own conclusions. Fair Observer provides the platform for anyone, from a teenager in Palestine to the former prime minister of Ireland, to publish their views, as long as their arguments are cogent and claims are factually correct.
From its inception in 2011 to now, Fair Observer has always been independent, ad-free, and never owned or operated by a billionaire benefactor. As the physical world shrinks and the digital world expands, Fair Observer provides the means to truly broaden our minds: to understand, empathize, and engage with the pressing issues that affect our global community.
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Here’s what you can do:
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Chief Financial Officer—Fair Observer
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