The New Yorker’s Ninetieth: Cartoons from 1925 to 1935 | The New Yorker


“And another thing, you don’t waste hours going to and from work. When you wake up, you’re always right there at the job.”

via The New Yorker’s Ninetieth: Cartoons from 1925 to 1935 – The New Yorker.

What ISIS Really Wants | The Atlantic


The Islamic State’s ideology exerts powerful sway over a certain subset of the population. Life’s hypocrisies and inconsistencies vanish in its face.

via What ISIS Really Wants – The Atlantic.

Robots Could Make Even High-Tech Workers Worse Off | Bloomberg Business

While there can be several of these so-called “boom-bust” tech cycles, over time robots “can leave all future high-tech workers and, potentially, all future low-tech workers worse off.”

via Robots Could Make Even High-Tech Workers Worse Off – Bloomberg Business.

We Just Blasted $1 Billion Into Space. Was It Worth It? | Bloomberg Business


We don’t have much evidence that higher-quality information makes much of a difference in policy-making.

The notion of “actionable scientific knowledge” is at best an ideal in Washington. At worst, it’s an oxymoron.

via We Just Blasted $1 Billion Into Space. Was It Worth It? – Bloomberg Business.

I tried to use the Internet to do historical research. It was nearly impossible | The Washington Post


In the 21st century, the web gives us a unique window onto society.

Never before has humanity produced so much data about public and private lives – and never before have we been able to get at it in one place.

via I tried to use the Internet to do historical research. It was nearly impossible. – The Washington Post.

Even the ancient Egyptians had paid sick days | The Washington Post


We might think of state-supported health care as an innovation of the 20th century, but it’s a much older tradition.

In fact, texts from a village dating to Egypt’s New Kingdom period, about 3,100 to 3,600 years ago, suggest that ancient Egypt had a state-supported health-care network designed to ensure that workers making the king’s tomb were productive.

via Even the ancient Egyptians had paid sick days – The Washington Post.

Hillary Clinton rebrands Obama’s frat house as her own | The Washington Post


There is one very good reason for Clinton simply to put her name on the door of Obama’s campaign operation: His advisers clearly know how to win elections.

via Hillary Clinton rebrands Obama’s frat house as her own – The Washington Post.

5 countries where police officers do not carry firearms — and it works well | The Washington Post


In Britain, Ireland, Norway, Iceland and New Zealand, officers are unarmed when they are on patrol.

Police are only equipped with firearms in special circumstances. It’s a strategy that seems to work surprisingly well for these countries. Police officers there have saved lives — exactly because they were unable to shoot.

via 5 countries where police officers do not carry firearms — and it works well – The Washington Post.

Democrats are bracing for another Obamacare backlash | The Washington Post


.. many Americans could soon be getting an unwelcome surprise that they owe the government a penalty for skipping health insurance coverage.

via Democrats are bracing for another Obamacare backlash – The Washington Post.

JPMorgan tops list of risky banks | Reuters


“Several of the largest banks scored high in systemic importance because they dominate specific businesses, such as payments and asset custody services.”

“Others scored high in complexity because of their trading and derivatives businesses.”

via JPMorgan tops list of risky banks: government study | Reuters.