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The Fourth Agricultural Revolution Is Coming – But Who Will Really Benefit?
Depending on who you listen to, artificial intelligence may either free us from monotonous labor and unleash huge productivity gains, or create a dystopia of mass unemployment and automated oppression.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Helped Shape The Modern Era Of Women’s Rights
Decades before she joined the court, Ginsburg’s work as an attorney in the 1970s fundamentally changed the Supreme Court’s approach to women’s rights, and the modern skepticism about sex-based policies stems in no small way from her lawyering.
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Big Pharma’s Safety Pledge Isn’t Enough To Build Public Confidence In COVID-19 Vaccine – Here’s What Will
While I doubt the biotech pledge will do much to increase public confidence in a COVID-19 vaccine, Congress can take meaningful steps to do so. Specifically, lawmakers can create what I call a coronavirus social safety net.
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The Pandemic Has Revealed The Cracks In US Manufacturing: Here’s How To Fix Them
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed glaring deficiencies in the U.S. manufacturing sector’s ability to provide necessary products – especially amidst a crisis.
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Labor Day Celebrates Earning A Living, But Remember What Work Really Means
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. employment is dire. Economists estimate that 1 in 5 workers have lost their jobs. Yet there can be more to work, and Labor Day provides an opportunity to see how, through the writings of Simone Weil.
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How Worried Should We Be About The Coronavirus Resurgence In Europe?
In recent days, France has recorded its highest daily tally of the new cases since the height of the pandemic in April, while Spain faces the continent’s most significant resurgence in infections.
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