By 2020, China plans to give all its 1.4. billion citizens a personal score, based on how they behave. Some with low scores are already being punished if they want to … Continue reading By 2020, China plans to give all its 1.4. billion citizens a personal score, based on how they behave.
“The dirty secret of almost all government is that we don’t know whether we’re doing the right thing.” Does evidence-based policymaking help government make better decisions, or is it a waste of … Continue reading Evidence-based policymaking: is there room for science in politics?
The state’s highest court ruled that Massachusetts may probe whether oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil misled investors and the public about the risks of climate change. Even if they did mislead the public, the consequences, if any, will be nothing to a company this size. Source: Exxon must turn over climate … Continue reading Exxon must turn over climate change documents, Mass. court rules
I love the part where he says: We are the government, the people have the power, we just need to make them aware of this.” Source: John Lennon, The World Is Run by … Continue reading John Lennon – We are the Government, the people have the power
Jordan Peele used artificial intelligence to create a public service announcement about fake news. In the video, the fake Obama calls Trump a ‘dips**t’ and warns about the dangers of believing everything … Continue reading Jordan Peele Uses AI to Create Fake News PSA Featuring Obama
You might think Trump’s bombing of Syria is unconstitutional. The Justice Department says you’re wrong, but the reason why is top secret. Interesting. There are rules in place to prevent a president … Continue reading Donald Trump Ordered Syria Strike Based on a Secret Legal Justification Even Congress Can’t See
As idiotic as it seems, these states require you to register this month otherwise you can’t vote come November. Source: These Are The States With April Voter Registration Deadlines For The 2018 … Continue reading These Are The States With April Voter Registration Deadlines For The 2018 Primaries
Warm current that has historically caused dramatic changes in climate is experiencing an unprecedented slowdown and may be less stable than thought – with potentially severe consequences This is not good. Source: … Continue reading Gulf Stream current at its weakest in 1,600 years, studies show
Many public comments cited a clash between corporate greed and the welfare of people and the environment. Nestlé is seeking to pump 576,000 gallons of water each day from a well in … Continue reading Michigan OKs Nestlé Water Extraction, Despite 80K+ Public Comments Against It
The EU’s latest copyright proposal is so bad, it even outlaws Creative Commons licenses The EU has been completely taken over by the entertainment industry. Source: The EU’s latest copyright proposal is … Continue reading The EU’s latest copyright proposal is so bad, it even outlaws Creative Commons licenses
George Mason economist Alex Tabarrok set out to prove that federal regulations are strangling the economy. That’s not what he found. Interesting read. Source: Washington Monthly | The Libertarian Who Accidentally Helped … Continue reading The Libertarian Who Accidentally Helped Make the Case for Regulation
Homeland Security is seeking a contractor to compile a list of both professional journalists and “top media influencers,” which would likely include bloggers and podcasters, and monitor the “sentiment” they’re putting out … Continue reading Department Of Homeland Security Compiling Database Of Journalists And ‘Media Influencers’