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the return of the policy that shall not be named principles of industrial policy imf senior economists reda ch
The return of the policy that shall not be named: Principles of industrial policy — IMF senior economists Reda Cherif and Fuad Hasanov
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germany has thrown its weight behind an eu wide target to cut net carbon dioxide emissions to zero by 2050 ber
Germany has thrown its weight behind an EU-wide target to cut net carbon dioxide emissions to zero by 2050. Berlin’s backing increases the likelihood that national leaders will agree to an EU-wide 2050 goal at a gathering in Brussels next week
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bend the rules dilbert today
Bend the rules — Dilbert today
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ai is worse at identifying household items from lower income countries silicon valley companies often promote
AI is worse at identifying household items from lower-income countries. Silicon Valley companies often promote its products — particularly AI — as egalitarian and accessible to all, but continues to evaluate, define, and shape the world in their own image
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can todays ultra rich make peace with a wealth tax wealth taxes may not be as punitive as feared and might eve
Can today’s ultra-rich make peace with a wealth tax? Wealth taxes may not be as punitive as feared and might even encourage the entrepreneurial — @MESandbu
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longread elizabeth warren made her name attacking wall street now shes bringing her plans to fight outsized we
Longread: Elizabeth Warren made her name attacking Wall Street. Now she’s bringing her plans to fight outsized wealth to the 2020 Presidential race: ‘We win when we talk about what’s broken, how to fix it, and how we have the power to make real change’ —
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a gps outage would cost the world economy about 1bn a day gps has generated 14trillion in benefits for the pri
A GPS outage would cost the world economy about $1bn a day. (GPS has generated $1.4trillion in benefits for the private sector. Not bad for a state-funded innovation) — From @azeem‘s Exponential View newsletter
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the belief that chinas surveillance gives it an advantage in ai is misleading and dangerous ai is not analogou
The belief that China’s surveillance gives it an advantage in AI is misleading and dangerous. AI is not analogous to the big science projects of the previous century, but can be conducted by many different groups with a variety of different resources
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why the dutch hate bankers the public image of the finance industry has plummeted since the financial crisis f
Why the Dutch hate bankers. The public image of the finance industry has plummeted since the financial crisis: For the Dutch, a good banker is “boring and decent, not someone who’s adventurous and pushing limits”
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tory leadership race matt
Tory leadership race... — Matt

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taxing the rich is extremely popular s proposal for a 70 percent top rate polls well and elizabeth warrens wea
Taxing the rich is extremely popular: ’s proposal for a 70 percent top rate polls well, and Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax polls even better with a crushing 60-21 victory that includes majority support from Republicans
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lol how iceland football national team was selected
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the far left slanecartoons s most popular cartoon so far this year
The Far Left — @Slanecartoons's most popular cartoon so far this year
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theory and practice via academicssay
Theory and practice (via @AcademicsSay)
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some ai just shouldnt exist theres a growing recognition among scholars and advocates that some biased ai syst
Some AI just shouldn’t exist: There’s a growing recognition among scholars and advocates that some biased AI systems should not be “fixed,” but abandoned. As co-author said, “We need to look beyond technical fixes for social problems”
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the hounding of greta thunberg is proof that the right have run out of ideas a bunch of grown men have begun b
The hounding of Greta Thunberg is proof that the right have run out of ideas. A bunch of grown men have begun bullying a schoolgirl: With scientists backing her cause, opponents of the young activist have resorted to ugly personal attacks —
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oslo bans cars a couple of decades ago it was perfectly normal to smoke cigarettes inside today very few would
Oslo bans cars: A couple of decades ago, it was perfectly normal to smoke cigarettes inside. Today, very few would do that. It’s the same with cars in the city center. One day we will look back and ask ourselves why we ever thought that was a good idea
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the netherlands waterland map of netherlands showing just canals and rivers brilliantmaps via lapperre
The Netherlands, Waterland! Map of Netherlands showing just canals and rivers — @BrilliantMaps (via @lapperre)
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nobody knew health care could be so complicated
Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.
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meer flex heeft het werkgevers mogelijk gemaakt om minder loon uit te betalen dat ging ten koste van de consum
‘Meer flex heeft het werkgevers mogelijk gemaakt om minder loon uit te betalen. Dat ging ten koste van de consumptie en daarmee van de economische groei en de welvaart van Nederland’ — FD —
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