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https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/how-social-media-leads-to-a-less-stable-world/
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Wharton
While social media platforms have irrefutable benefits, they are also major drivers of political Balkanization, writes Curtis Hougland in this op-ed.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBct9gW1mOo
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HBO
Subscribe to the Real Time YouTube: http://itsh.bo/10r5A1B In his editorial New Rule, Bill Maher expresses concern that the growing surveillance state isn’t ...
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https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Government-decriminalizes-attempt-to-commit-suicide-removes-section-309/articleshow/45452253.cms
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The Times of India
India News: The government has decided to decriminalize "attempt to suicide" by deleting Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code from the statute book.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFe9wiDfb0E&feature=youtu.be
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Tom Scott
http://tomscott.com - Or: what you see when you die. If you liked this, you may also enjoy two novels that provided inspiration for it: Jim Munroe's Everyone...
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https://www.racked.com/2015/1/15/7561277/fashion-law
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Racked
Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering...
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https://www.euroscientist.com/tech-meets-fashion/
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Euro Scientists
The convergence of tech with fashion brings some fascinating new applications, and greater concern over privacy.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/fashion/france-laws-thin-models.html
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The New York Times
Will requiring models to have medical certificates stating they are not excessively underweight, or labeling of retouched photographs, really protect models’ health?
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https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/03/14/david-rubenstein-and-the-carried-interest-dilemma
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The New Yorker
Alec Macgillis on the founder of the Carlyle Group and the loophole that allows him to be a philanthropist.
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https://www.vox.com/2019/3/27/18175672/sex-worker-criminalization
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Vox
Sex worker criminalization is about controlling women’s bodies.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWwhEaFmSno&feature=youtu.be
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The Economist
China and India - home to a third of humanity – both face a marriage crisis that will last for generations. A mere five years ago marriage patterns were norm...
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https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/01/03/the-prospect-of-parenthood-makes-people-more-law-abiding
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The Economist
Pregnancy prompts mums- and dads-to-be to change their ways
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_population_planning
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Wikipedia
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https://digiday.com/marketing/cheatsheet-internet-giants-weigh-u-s-privacy-law/
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Digiday
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnIAAkSNtqo
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Jordan B. Peterson
Update: on May 18, C16 sailed through the Canadian Senate with no amendments. I served as a witness at the Canadian Senate yesterday, regarding Bill C16, whi...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WqryoEJqZg
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Gad Saad
Let the lunacy ensue. For example, being concerned about this bill apparently means that you are FOR genocide. History will be unkind to the deeply disrespec...
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https://www.cato-unbound.org/2018/04/13/zoltan-istvan/becoming-transhuman-complicated-future-robot-advanced-sapient-rights
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CATO
Zoltan Istvan describes a complicated future when humans aren't the only sapients around anymore.
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https://digiday.com/media/gdpr-will-help-hurt-publishers-depending-ask/
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Digiday
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https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2013/11/06/243243244/episode-462-when-patents-hit-the-podcast
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NPR
Jim Logan did not create the technology to podcast. He himself is not a modern-day podcaster. But he claims to have the patent on podcasting. On today's show, he says all the people out there podcasting today, owe him money.
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2015/01/25/the-entire-concept-of-intellectual-property-is-proof-that-free-markets-arent-perfect/#71dccb014e0a
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Forbes
As we all know there's enough people out there who tell us that markets don't work very well, free markets especially don't work all that well and so, well, we should all be dragooned into doing whatever it is that these people have planned for us. One answer to this [...]
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https://fas.org/blogs/secrecy/2014/12/invention-secrecy-2014/
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Federation of American Scientists
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https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141001/19234728696/copyright-law-stifling-free-speech-artistic-criticism.shtml?curator=MediaREDEF
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Tech Dirt
Pacific Standard Magazine has a really great article by Noah Berlatsky, looking at how copyright is stifling artistic criticism. Much...