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The Government Should Guarantee Everyone a Good Job
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Done correctly, a good-jobs guarantee would largely eliminate poverty in the United States. It would directly and radically improve the lives of long-term unemployed and “unemployable” people—particularly the black, latinx, and Native workers who su ...[Read more]
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So many Japanese people die alone, there’s an industry devoted to cleaning up after them
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There is a putrid smell emanating from the flat. There is an obvious brown stain on the futon where the body has been. The futon, the clothes, the newspapers and horse-racing stubs are covered with maggots and flies. Still, if the man had died in the su ...[Read more]
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The tax cut is a $6 billion gift to Exxon
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The tax windfall helped Exxon's (XOM) net profits surge fivefold, the world's largest publicly traded oil company said on Friday. Excluding the tax bonanza, Exxon's results left Wall Street wanting more. Adjusted earnings unexpectedly declined and revenue ...[Read more]
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Inequality is not inevitable, but the Davos elites will not solve it
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The absurdity of eight billionaires owning as much wealth as the poorest 50 per cent of the world’s population has only been overtaken by the news that the top 1 per cent managed to take 82 per cent of all global wealth created, while the bottom half o ...[Read more]
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80% of domestic abuse deaths were of men
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Male domestic violence victims are being urged to come forward and report their suffering in spite of the "stigma" surrounding their plight. Nationally, the number of women killed through domestic violence is more than double that of men. But in Cornwall ...[Read more]
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Kumbh Mela: India’s Mass Pilgrimage Listed as Intangible Heritage by UNESCO
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The Kumbh Mela is held at four different sacred locations in India every three years. The mass pilgrimage returns to one location every twelve years. The Kumbh Mela in Allahabad in 2013 attracted a record crowd of 100 million. ...[Read more]
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‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia
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The Google, Apple and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks who worry the race for human attention has created a world of perpetual dist ...[Read more]
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Paris’s First Nude Restaurant Is Now Open
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France already boasts hundreds of beaches, campsites, and spa centers meant to be enjoyed in the nude, and now, the famously clothing-optional country is breaking new ground in naturism. According to local newspaper Le Parisien, the first nude restaurant ...[Read more]
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Who Takes the Rap for Robots? Robot Developer Probes Tech’s Moral Side
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"From a moral point of view, how will machines make decisions, when they have this ability? Who will be responsible for errors in decision-making by machines that have learned independently?" are some of the pertinent questions, Zabala said. ...[Read more]
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The French Revolution’€™s Influence on Modern Western Society
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The French Revolution from the years 1789-1799 and Napoleonic era from 1799-1815 was a time period of radical social and political reform. Despite obvious, physical damages and high death tolls, this period in history has major historical forces that exer ...[Read more]
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China Says Healthcare Access is a ‘Basic Human Right’
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China, whose health system has improved steadily in recent years, said that equal health access is a "precondition for the survival of humanity." The Chinese government published a document on Friday analyzing public health development, stressing that hea ...[Read more]
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