Sunday, September 27, 2020

How big corporations are draining the life out of a sick America

If today's companies were truly offering a fair return to the taxpayers who built their businesses, they'd be doing a lot more to ensure that all Americans have the means to support their families.

How the police killing of a Black Brazilian teen sparked a movement

The police killing of João Pedro Mattos Pinto, a 14-year-old Black Brazilian in Rio de Janeiro, unmasked the scope of police brutality amid a pandemic and led to an unprecedented court decision.

US media can’t think how to fight fires without $1-an-hour prison labor

The main difference: Unlike prison laborers, regular citizens have to be paid more than pittance wages.

Presidents have a long history of condescension, indifference and outright racism towards Black Americans

An honest assessment of American presidential leadership on race reveals a handful of courageous actions but an abundance of racist behavior, even by those remembered as equal rights supporters.

Halting our descent into tyranny: Defeating the global elite’s Covid-19 coup

You can submit to tyranny or you can resist it.

Science is objective—but are all scientists objective?

Science might be objective—but that doesn’t mean all scientists are.

Robot generals

Will they make better decisions than humans -- or worse?

Making internet easier

The idea behind the foregoing is to make communication easier, prevent cheating, and make dispute resolution simpler and more acceptable in small cases.

The banality of evocation

Perhaps in 2020, the best monuments to the fight for women’s rights — for all our rights — may look nothing like what most of us would imagine.

Amazon ‘women warriors’ show gender equality, forest conservation go hand in hand

Keeping forests standing is one of the most effective and important ways to keep the world below dangerous levels of warming.