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The number of people living in extreme poverty has declined substantially

One of my major criticisms of Thomas Piketty's blockbuster book on wealth inequality was that it didn't highlight the global effect of inequality well enough. For instance, it didn't note that global poverty has declined substantially over the last 75 years. I wrote:<p>But more interestingly, in a …

Income Inequality

Jeb Bush refuses to rule out use of torture if he becomes US president

Republican candidate Jeb Bush says torture is inappropriate, but use of brutal questioning methods may be justifiable and necessary for the US government<p>Jeb Bush has declined to rule out the US resuming the use of torture – with the Republican presidential hopeful saying brutal questioning methods …

U.S. investigating reports that Islamic State used chemical weapons

The United States is investigating whether the Islamic State used chemical weapons, the White House said Thursday, following allegations that IS militants deployed chemical weapons against Kurdish forces in northern Iraq.<p>Alistair Baskey, a spokesman for the White House's National Security Council, …

Εορτασμοί του Πάσχα στη Ρωσία

Σχεδόν μισό εκατομμύριο Ρώσων γιόρτασαν την ανάσταση στη Ρωσία, ενώ περίπου 30.000 Ρώσικες Ορθόδοξες εκκλησίες γιόρτασαν την ανάσταση του Χριστού σε …

Islamic State truck bomb targeting Shiites kills 67 at Baghdad market

In one of the deadliest single attacks in postwar Baghdad, a truck bomb shattered a popular fruit-and-vegetable market in a teeming Shiite …

Extremism

What Is Utilitarianism?

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The nation's growing pay gap is no Disney fairy tale

Oscar Martinez isn't certain, but he thinks his starting pay as a Disneyland busboy and later a cook was just above $1 an hour. As you might have guessed, that was a long time ago.<p>He started in 1956, when the federal minimum wage was $1 an hour, and he still works there.<p>With 59 years on the job, …

The dark art of Donald Trump: How he got the media addicted to his ludicrous, high-octane campaign

<b>(Reuters/Brendan McDermid)</b><p>This is the incredible power of Trump: If he came in liquid form, every TV executive in America would inject him<p>Jack Mirkinson<p>August 29, 2015 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Anderson Cooper is arguably CNN's most famous journalist, and it was his impassioned coverage of Hurricane Katrina in …

Donald Trump

Speed Debate: Chicago Style

The Power of Debate—Building the Five "C's" for the 21st Century | U.S. Department of Education

I am delighted to be here tonight because the value of debate teams is both so great and yet so under-recognized.<p>In America, education is the great …

Paradigm: Why debate?

So you're interested in debate? Great! Awesome! Fantasmic! We're interested in proselytizing you to join debate club. Er, convincing you. :) …

Note-Taking

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<b>We hope you’ll join us July 28-31, 2018, for the second annual NSDA National Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, with more than 50 engaging sessions,</b> …

Bernie Sanders takes aim at 'greedy' Koch brothers

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is making the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch the face of a "corrupted" political and economic system that the Vermont senator wants to upend.<p>Sanders delighted a South Carolina rally of more than 3,000 people Saturday with his assertions …

Is Greed Still Good?

<i>By Dr. Wayne Visser</i><p><i>As part of the Quest for CSR 2.0 series</i><p>If CSR isn’t working, could it be because it pales into insignificance in the face of a …

I Interviewed Paul Mason About How Capitalism Is Going to End

In his new book, <i>Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future</i>, Mason predicts that we're due a new economic system, one birthed by the "smartphone generation".<p>Capitalism is on its last legs and is about to be destroyed by a generation so connected by technology that they have more loyalty to their …

When Did I Sign This 'Social Contract'?

Kant's Ethics 1

Moral Philosophy - Deontology Vs Utilitarianism

From sword-fighting to a sport: the history of fencing

The history of fencing from it's beginnings as a way to resolve a grievance to an international sport

Fencing: Rise of South Korea

CNN travels to South Korea to discover how the nation's unique style is helping them take the fencing world by storm

7th Dan Exam, Pt 19 - Kum Do (Korean Swords)

2013 WTF World Taekwondo Championships Final | Male -63kg

Bicycle Eco Edition Playing Cards

The classic Rider Back deck, recyclable with organic finish and inks!<p>This attractive green and black deck looks and feels pretty much like a regular …

21 thoughts we all have while playing Cards Against Humanity

You’re at that stage of the evening when everyone’s<p>a bit merrytotally off their face and you’ve got the socially acceptable pleasantries out of the …

Hiromi On Piano Jazz

Pianist Hiromi Uehara was born in Shizuoka, Japan, in 1979 and took her first piano lesson at age 6. By 17, she'd performed with the Czech Philharmonic and with Chick Corea. She is an in-demand performer, capable of playing stride piano with blinding speed and accuracy.<p>On this episode of <i>Piano Jazz</i> …

Makey Makey – turn the world into a computer interface

It’s easier to understand what Makey Makey is by watching this video of it in action than by describing it, but I’ll give it a shot. Makey Makey is a …

Yamaha’s Player Piano Brings Auditions To The Cloud

Students audition for music schools on the other side of the world with cloud-connected pianos that record and re-create how they played.<p>Getting into a top music school like UCLA (where John Williams studied) or Boston College (where conductor Robert J. Ambrose studied) requires more than a demo …