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PS: Growing Divide Developing Economies

PS: Growing Divide Developing Economies

When researchers at the McKinsey Global Institute recently dug into the details of Mexico’s lagging economic performance, they made a remarkable discovery: an unexpectedly large gap in productivity…

NYT: DNA and Insurance

NYT: DNA and Insurance

As costs for DNA sequencing drop, hundreds of thousands of Americans are undergoing the procedure to see if they are at risk for inherited diseases. Should insurance companies…

FPIF: America’s Homegrown Terror

FPIF: America’s Homegrown Terror

The greatest dangers for the United States do not lurk in terrorist cells in the mountains surrounding Kandahar that are planning on assaults on American targets. Rather, our…

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NYT: Ideas As Property

NYT: Ideas As Property

The big story in Silicon Valley these days is a class-action lawsuit alleging that several major tech companies, including Google and Apple, agreed not to try to hire away one another’s employees - thereby hindering workers from seeking out better-paying jobs. But do-not-hire agreements are not the only way that corporations are taking control of their employees’ intellectual capital. With more corporations demanding that employees pre-assign their intellectual property, there has been a steady decrease in inventor-owned patents. The effects of giving up future control over one’s own skills and products of the mind are significant. In a world in which economic growth depends on innovation, we cannot afford such limitations on creativity.…

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PS: Growing Divide Developing Economies

PS: Growing Divide Developing Economies

When researchers at the McKinsey Global Institute recently dug into the details of Mexico’s lagging economic…

DS: Central Banks’ Eroding Power

NC: Slavery Benefit to Corporations

NYT: Ideas As Property

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FPIF: America’s Homegrown Terror

FPIF: America’s Homegrown Terror

The greatest dangers for the United States do not lurk in terrorist cells in the mountains…

NYT: Climate Risk

WHO: Air Pollution and Death

NYT: Illustrating Climate Change

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PS: The West’s Financial Arsenal

PS: The West’s Financial Arsenal

The revolution in Ukraine and Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea have generated a serious security crisis…

FA: America’s Energy Edge

BI: McCutcheon Decision Worse Than It Looks

PS: Why Are Rich Countries Democratic?

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NYT: DNA and Insurance

NYT: DNA and Insurance

As costs for DNA sequencing drop, hundreds of thousands of Americans are undergoing the procedure to…

NYT: Cuba Social Media Project

AN: US Warp Speed Decline

TG: Children’s Hyperactivity