As Chang points out, no market is actually a free market. There are always regulations and rules that change the market considerably, and we just unconditionally accept a lot of the existing limitations. Free market economists who claim that people trying to put limitations on the market are politically motivated are equally politically motivated.
For almost a decade UK police have been operating a vehicle mass surveillance system that stores the details of vehicle movements in a centralised police database for at least two years
“3 Reasons BABYMETAL Should Make Everyone Uncomfortable” was originally published on Kaala, your guide to exploring the Japanese extreme music underground. The conversation about why BABYMETAL should make everyone uncomfortable is…
An Indiana state trooper faces a second lawsuit for proselytizing while on the job. Two different women have claimed that the officer pulled them over and began questioning them about their faith.
“The male adult driver lost control of his vehicle, nearly going over the side. The driver became disoriented and exited the vehicle and was struck by a passing tour bus.”
In a study by ECONorthwest, data from BLM visits in 12 states was compared with spending in local areas to find how much recreational visits on BLM land has boosted local and regional economies.
Microsoft released an interesting new Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology this week, but unfortunately for them the bot got a little out of hand.
“US elections got poor grades because experts expressed concern about the quality of the electoral laws, voter registration, the process of drawing district boundaries as well as regulation of campaign finance.”
Did you ever notice how we as a society will mourn people in one part of the world, while being completely oblivious to the tragedies that occur in other countries?
Some new device will come out, something which, for hours on end, will dull the bodily rage we feel after a third-of-day’s labor.
The World Happiness Report was released today, just before World Happiness Day which falls on March 20. The report was based on responses to the Gallup World Poll. By polling approximately 3,000 people in 157 countries..
The Holi Hai Celebration, or Festival of Colors, brings together all people in a welcoming of the Spring season with colorful powder and raucous music.
Socialism can be a scary word in today’s world- bringing up images of the USSR and the Cold War. What is Bernie Sander’s Democratic Socialism, and how is it gaining traction with voters across the country?
Newark, New Jersey is experiencing a mini-Flint. 30 schools tested positive for lead contamination in the water supply, with some levels higher than levels in Flint, Michigan.
“I don’t care what his actual positions are. I don’t care if he says the wrong thing. He says what’s on his mind. He gives honest answers rather than prepared answers. This is more important than anything any candidate has done in years.”
S.B. 1118 will be heard on the floor of the Oklahoma State Senate today, a bill which would criminalize abortion to first degree murder.
Atheist Congressman Juan Mendez gave an invocation at the Arizona State House of Representatives on Thursday that quite upset many of his colleagues for it’s significant lack of God.
It is impossible to discuss what is happening in our society without discussing technology. Technology is something that most people use, but don’t really know anything about.
A culture of violence has erupted in Malawi and Tanzania as a rumor spreads that the bones of albinos will bring good luck. People with albinism are being abducted and murdered for their body parts, which can fetch up to $75,000 on the black market.
Super Tuesday, today, is the day when the most primary elections are held during the election cycle. 12 states and one territory will hold their primary elections today.
Happy Leap Day! February 29th is a day that happens only every 4 years, and 2016 is a leap year. Leap years keep our calendar aligned with the rotation of the earth around the sun.
I really, really, really didn’t want to talk about Donald Trump. I was going to write about the Houston debate, which was one hell of an ugly scene in which moderators begged the candidates in vain for some kind of order and sanity
Scientists refer to these behaviors as third-party punishment, and they have long been a mystery from the perspective of evolution and rational self-interest.
The CIA has had to adapt recently to the ever-changing field of social media and over-sharing. By setting strict policies for new hires, the intelligence agency has crossed into the social media realm and is there to stay.
Satanism is not the black-wearing, animal-sacrificing religion many mainstream religions would lead you to believe. Rather, it is a self-worshipping religion focusing on rebellion from tradition and promoting empathy.