“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.”
The Islamic State’s ideology exerts powerful sway over a certain subset of the population. Life’s hypocrisies and inconsistencies vanish in its face.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
.. many Americans could soon be getting an unwelcome surprise that they owe the government a penalty for skipping health insurance coverage.
“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.”