Monthly Archives: March 2019

Mozambique and the Crisis of Climate Change

Podcast available here: https://soundcloud.com/user-280580802/25-mozambique-and-the-crisis-of-climate-change In Mozambique, cyclone Idai hit with devastating impact, killing at least 750 people, though that is surely an underestimate of the number of victims. More than half a million people in a population of 29 million … Continue reading

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Sanders vs. Yang: Both are Good Candidates

Podcast available here: https://soundcloud.com/user-280580802/24-sanders-vs-yang-both-are-good-candidates Within the Democratic presidential primaries, the mainstream media tries its best to advance their favorite horse, a bland establishment candidate, who “feels the voters’ pain”, tells their stories, kisses their babies, wants “hope” and “unity” to … Continue reading

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The Source of the College Cheating Scandal is Extreme Income and Wealth Inequality

50 parents of students, who have been wrongfully admitted because of college exam cheating or fake athletic scholarships (i.e. students classified as athletes even though they were not), have been charged by the federal government for fraud. This fraud was … Continue reading

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The Delayed Arab Spring in Algeria?

Podcast available here: https://soundcloud.com/user-280580802/22-the-delayed-arab-spring-in-algeria-3132019 Hundreds of thousands of Algerians have taken to the streets of Algeria, demanding President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the 82 year old president, who has ruled the country since 1999, to step down. To the chagrin of the … Continue reading

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The Distinction between Task and Occupation Automation Is Politically Important

Podcast available here: https://soundcloud.com/user-280580802/19-the-distinction-between-task-and-occupation-automation-is-politically-important Michael Chui, the consultant at McKinsey focusing on the likelihood of automation of jobs, gave a lecture in a video two years ago, and reminded the audience that with existing automation technology only 5% of occupations … Continue reading

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