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  • CAPITALISM’S REAL CRISIS

    by - Dec 3, 2019
    By Branko Milanovic An avalanche of recent books and articles about the “the crisis of capitalism” is predicting its demise or dépassement. For those who remember the 1990s, there is a strange similarity between this and the...
  • RETHINKING INEQUALITY

    by - Dec 3, 2019
    Decades before thousands of protesters gathered in Zuccotti Park in New York in 2011, a little-known researcher in France sat down to write about income inequality in a new way. “The focus of our study consists...
  • AI WILL CHANGE, NOT STEAL, JOBS

    by - Dec 3, 2019
    (TNS) — High-paying jobs held by male, white and Asian-American workers will be more affected by artificial intelligence than lower-paying jobs, a new study has found. And San Jose and San Francisco are among the metro...
  • TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE

    by - Dec 3, 2019
    By Fred Krupp A fresh wave of technological innovation is deepening our understanding of tough environmental challenges — and also giving us new ways to solve them. As thousands of business leaders and policymakers gather in...
  • UIGHARS, WATCH OUT: HERE COMES ERIK PRINCE

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    A Hong Kong-listed security firm founded by Erik Prince has signed a preliminary deal with authorities in China to build a training centre in Xinjiang, where Uighur Muslims have experienced a huge security crackdown. Frontier Services...
  • WAGNER BOLSTERS HAFTAR

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    Recent reports have indicated the Russian private military firm Wagner Group has reinforced Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) with 300 personnel in Libya. The report also suggests the mercenary group has delivered artillery, tanks, drones, and ammunition...
  • WONDERWOMAN BIFFS BIBI

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    Israeli actress and “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot has pushed back after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the country belongs only to the Jewish people. “Love thy neighbor,” Gadot said on Instagram. “It is not a...
  • CHINA’S BIRTHRATE CRASHES

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    Delegates to China’s parliament are urging the overhaul or even scrapping of controversial family planning rules and say radical steps are needed to “liberate fertility” and reverse a decline in births and a rapidly shrinking workforce....
  • PUTIN’S PRIVATEERS HELP CRUSH PROTESTS IN SUDAN

    by - Jan 8, 2019
    Russian private military contractors have taken part in forcibly dispersing anti-government demonstrators in Khartoum, Sudan. Soldiers from Russian private military company Wagner (a mercenary outfit highly active in the Syrian and Ukrainian conflicts) were spotted during...
  • AQ-LINKED GUERRILLAS GAIN IN NW SYRIA

    by - Jan 8, 2019
    Clashes among rival Syrian rebel factions have spread across northwest Syria, rebels and residents said, in the latest bout of tit-for- tat fighting between opponents of President Bashar al Assad’s rule. Infighting has long plagued Syria’s...