Michael Baeyens

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The difference between the English and Americans


The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli


How America Got Divorced from Reality: Christian Utopias, Anti-Elitism, Media Circus | Kurt Andersen


These Syrian Refugees Made It to Europe. But There Still Isn’t an Answer to the Crisis

Seven-year-old Syrian refugee Wael Alsaleh only just started second grade in the Greek city of Thessaloniki, and he still doesn’t understand much of …

Shakespeare’s accent


A Language to Unite Humankind

Ludovik Zamenhof created Esperanto in the hope of achieving world peace, but the movement was divided from the start.<p>As the book of Genesis tells it, God had no sooner made a covenant with the survivors of the Flood, agreeing that He would never again try to drown humankind, than they did something …

'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention<p>Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned …

Silicon Valley

David Crystal - World Englishes


David Crystal - The Effect of New Technologies on English

Emerging Technology

David Crystal - Will English Always Be the Global Language?

Marc Benioff

Universal Basic Income Is Neither Universal Nor Basic

Artificial intelligence is going to put many out of jobs. But paying people not to work will only increase inequality and rancor.<p>As machine learning and robotics improve in the coming decades, hundreds of millions of jobs are likely to disappear, disrupting the economies and trade networks of the …

Scotland will begin funding Universal Basic Income experiments

Expanding the Experiment<p>Scotland is about to join the slowly expanding list of countries that are experimenting with Universal Basic Income (UBI). …

If You Think Basic Income is “Free Money” or Socialism, Think Again

by Scott Santens<p>First, saying basic income is socialism is as absurd as saying money is socialism. It’s money. It’s all it is. What do people do with …

Income Inequality

A universal basic income would transform society for the better

Former Green leader Natalie Bennett on why it's time to take a proper look at universal basic income

Income Inequality

Quit social media | Dr. Cal Newport | TEDxTysons

Social Media

BEST SPEECH EVER - Simon Sinek on Millennials in the Workplace | SO INSPIRING!


The Relationship Between Hurricanes and Climate Change

How much does Hurricane Harvey, or any particular storm, have to do with climate change?<p>The relationship between hurricanes and climate change is not simple. Some things are known with growing certainty. Others, not so much.<p>The most recent draft of a sweeping climate science report pulled together …

Climate Change

The first social media suicide

In May of last year, a teenager in a dreary suburb of Paris live-streamed her own suicide – and acquired a morbid kind of digital celebrity. By Rana Dasgupta<p>‘I’ve seen people die,” Océane said, during one of the online broadcasts she made just before her end. “Frankly that’s not what shocks you. A …

Social Media

How America Lost Its Mind

The nation’s current post-truth moment is the ultimate expression of mind-sets that have made America exceptional throughout its history.<p><i>Updated on December 28, 2017</i><p><i>“You are entitled to your own opinion,</i><p><i>— Daniel Patrick Moynihan</i><p><b>—</b><p><i>“We risk being the first people in history to have been</i><p><i>— Daniel J.</i> …

P. T. Barnum