Politics

Ideological polarization, propaganda, and the evolution of political thought—this page covers the trends and news that will influence the future of politics.

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-07/immigration-divides-u-s-and-canadian-bids-for-g-7-growth-crown
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Bloomberg
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xipS91mvXEE
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CaspianReport
In the 1990s, #Pakistan took upon itself to revive its ancient links with #CentralAsia, and in the process reconfigure itself as a #superstate. Bony Right ch...
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https://www.reddit.com/r/geopolitics/comments/jayppv/the_battle_for_jerusalem_turkeys_erdogan_stakes/
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Reddit
34 votes, 24 comments. By James M. Dorsey Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t mince his words at this month’s opening of parliament. In …
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/what-brazils-new-administration-means-business
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Stratfor
Businesses and individuals should exercise increased caution under President Jair Bolsonaro's new administration, which could cause dangerous disruptions.
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https://www.businessinsider.com/orrin-hatch-wants-federal-trade-commision-investigate-google-2018-8
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Business Insider
Sen. Orrin Hatch wants the Federal Trade Commision to investigate Google following news reports that have highlighted problematic behavior and its dominance in search and advertising. It follows President Donald Trump's attacks this week.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/turkey-local-elections-march-2019-familiar-outcome-akp-erdogan?i=
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Stratfor
By ordinary measures, President Erdogan’s ruling party would find itself in a precarious position ahead of local elections in March. But these are not ordinary times in Turkey.
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https://medium.com/@judy_estrin/authoritarian-technology-attention-e4c34585d114
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Medium
I remember when the dream of the Internet and personal computing was about democratization and the distribution of power to foster exploration and creativity. Watching a demo of the first graphical…
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https://www.scmp.com/abacus/tech/article/3105522/beyond-great-firewall-chinas-vast-censorship-apparatus-ropes-companies
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South China Morning Post
Online service providers have to use a combination of labour and automated technology to keep content within acceptable boundaries or risk fines and other punishments.
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https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/banks-told-by-eu-to-take-climate-change-into-acccount-in-lending-1.1442810
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Bloomberg
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/russia-opens-door-prolonged-putin-presidency-constitutional-amendment-duma-term-limits
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Stratfor
Russian lawmakers have laid the groundwork to postpone the prospect of a new president in 2024 by approving an amendment that would allow Putin to stay in office for potentially 12 more years.
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https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/poverty/news/2014/09/16/97154/the-top-3-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-2013-poverty-and-income-data/
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Center for American Progress
New poverty and income data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census underscore that it is time to enact policies to create jobs, raise wages, and invest in family economic security.
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https://www.techtimes.com/articles/252608/20200916/pentagons-game-changer-plan-deadlier-navy-fleet-include-autonomous-drones.htm
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Tech Times
The US Defence Chief is treating China as the top US Security Threat. New plans unravel on how the country should upgrade its military.
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http://youtu.be/P-lBlZ3hqKc
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TED
It often seems like federal-level politicians care more about creating gridlock than solving the world's problems. So who's actually getting bold things done...
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https://www.crossfirekm.org/articles/germany-on-the-precipice-right-wing-radicalism-in-german-society-and-the-future-europe
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Cross Fire KM
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https://www.marketwatch.com/story/a-growing-population-no-longer-has-any-economic-benefit-2019-07-05
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Market Watch
Automation has turned conventional economic wisdom on its head: there is greater prosperity in fewer numbers, writes Adair Turner.
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/nigerian-protesters-killed-as-soldiers-open-fire-in-lagos-11603230633
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WSJ
Several people were killed as Nigerian soldiers opened fire at a key protest site in Lagos, witnesses said, as the government sought to end two weeks of marches against police brutality that have mushroomed into broader nationwide demonstrations.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Kt7883oTd0
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This episode examines the concept of a civilizations and economies in which very little scarcity exists and in which production of goods requires so little l...
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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/switzerland-will-be-first-country-world-vote-having-national-wage-ps1-700-month-a6843666.html
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Independent
The plan would cost the government around 208 billion Swiss francs a year (£143 billion)
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/tasker-senate-cptpp-1.4878128
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CBC
Canada has cleared the last legislative hurdle involved in implementing the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade deal, paving the way for Canada to be among the first six countries to ratify the pact that will govern trade across 11 member countries.
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https://qz.com/869346/universal-basic-income-is-the-operating-system-of-a-post-industrial-state/
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Quartz
A wide-ranging panel discussion with proponents from Finland, Silicon Valley, and beyond.
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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/brain-drain-devastating-ukraine-n976936
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NBC News