What is Courage Center's Zeitgeist?
Zeitgeist means "the spirit of the times" or "the spirit of the age." Moreover, Zeitgeist is the general cultural, intellectual, ethical, spiritual, and/or political climate within a nation or even specific groups, along with the general ambience, morals, sociocultural direction, and mood associated with an era.
So what does all that mean?
Simply put, the Courage Center Zeitgeist is a bite-sized breakdown of the week's news - highlights on policy, health care, and the disability world. It could be the latest news development on health care reform, a blog about how technology is helping to breakdown barriers to independence, or even a tweet about a breaking story at the Capitol. We also throw in stories that show the incredible achievements of people with disabilities around the world.
Here is a sample of what you will get:
Many Are Myopic About Costs of Short-Term Disability, NPR
Could the 2012 Paralympics erase the word 'disability'? BBC News
Clear strategies for treating traumatic brain injury are elusive, Washington Post
State tax revenue exceeds forecast, Star Tribune
New Way to Gain a Clear View of the Brain, New York Times
For Disabled, Cuts Could Affect Lifelong Improvement, New York Times
If you like what you read, and would like to receive a small daily dose of disability and health care related news, just send an email to: email@example.com with 'Zeitgeist Sign Up' in the subject line.
Of course we hope you will continue to use our other tools of the trade for your public policy and advocacy needs. We have our public affairs and research blog (we are just 1,500 views away from 40,000 views all time in just over two years- help us get more!) Or if you like you news and updates in bite sized 140 character format, you can follow us on Twitter. We have a little way to go to catch Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber with their 14m and 13m followers, but it's the destination of choice for the latest scoops and fresh info about those late night developments at the State Capitol.