Society

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“…everyone but an idiot knows that the lower classes must be kept poor, or they will never be industrious.” —Arthur Young; 1771Our popular economic wisdom says that capitalism equals freedom and free societies, right? Well, …
“…everyone but an idiot knows that the lower classes must be kept poor, or they will never be industrious.” —Arthur …
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What do a disease-fighting epidemiologist (retired) and an up-and-coming social psychologist have in common? They’re both fascinated by the unseen social problems hidden behind the word “inequality.” Beyond the lack of access to money …
What do a disease-fighting epidemiologist (retired) and an up-and-coming social psychologist have in common? They’re both fascinated by the …
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You do it. Your mom, dad, siblings and friends probably do too. World leaders and entertainers do it—though some better than others. Your friend did it on her vacation last week and you gave …
You do it. Your mom, dad, siblings and friends probably do too. World leaders and entertainers do it—though some …
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This scheme necessitated a complete redefinition of what it meant to work. In his study, The English Village Community and the Enclosure Movements, historian W.E. Tate quotes from several of the “improvement” treatises, many …
This scheme necessitated a complete redefinition of what it meant to work. In his study, The English Village Community and …
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The Police wants the cooperation of a robotic witness to a murder case, requesting Amazon’s help in recalling what the domestic robot “Echo” heard in the room. Robotic witnesses have been a theme in …
The Police wants the cooperation of a robotic witness to a murder case, requesting Amazon’s help in recalling what …
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We are increasingly relying on digital devices to record information in our place. While such use of digital technologies might free up our brain to focus on other tasks, is there not a long-term risk …
We are increasingly relying on digital devices to record information in our place. While such use of digital technologies might …
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When you engage in international travel, you may one day find yourself face-to-face with border security that is polite, bilingual and responsive—and robotic.The Automated Virtual Agent for Truth Assessments in Real Time (AVATAR) …
When you engage in international travel, you may one day find yourself face-to-face with border security that is polite, bilingual …
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Going off grid is a concept that means vastly different things to different people. For Charles Foster—Oxford don, barrister and author—it involved shunning work suits and spending extended periods of time living like …
Going off grid is a concept that means vastly different things to different people. For Charles Foster—Oxford don, barrister …
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Peter Joseph is a director, writer, producer, editor, composer and creator of the Zeitgeist movies series. He is an independent filmmaker who has written, directed, narrated, scored and produced three non-commercial, self-produced and freely-distributed documentary …
Peter Joseph is a director, writer, producer, editor, composer and creator of the Zeitgeist movies series. He is an independent …
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I travel back and forth between Japan and the United States, mostly Tokyo and New York and a few other American cities, several times a year. The contrast is jarring. Arriving in the US can …
I travel back and forth between Japan and the United States, mostly Tokyo and New York and a few other …
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