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Does the Rise of the Super-Wealthy Require New Global Rules?

Chrystia Freeland on the power of plutocrats<p>When the 113th Congress opened in January, the number of millionaires in its ranks rose to 257 out of 535, or just over 48 percent. Whether or not this constitutes true plutocracy, or rule by the wealthy, Reuters editor Chrystia Freedland says the line …

#Heisenberg

Washington Post releases four new slides from NSA's Prism presentation

The Washington Post has released four previously unpublished slides from the NSA's PowerPoint presentation on Prism, the top-secret programme that …

How to tackle the EDL | Mohamed El-Gomati

When we first heard about the English Defence League protest that was to take place outside our local mosque in York last Sunday, my colleagues and I …

Woe is Linux. Woe is Me.

Ubuntu's maker says Linux will never achieve the goal of overtaking Windows. This because computers—and users—are dumber than ever.<p>PCMag reviews …

Eddie Izzard- Death Star Canteen

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Death And Taxes | SPIN

We probably didn't need this People Magazine report to confirm the notion that Tiffany Trump, the president's daughter with second wife Marla Maples, …

What Can You Get for the Price of a Samsung Galaxy S4?

Another brilliant Microsoft web ad pokes fun at the incredibly expensive new Samsung Galaxy S4 smart phone, pointing out that for its sticker shock …

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The Curse of Reading and Forgetting

Recently, a colleague mentioned that she had been rereading Richard Hughes’s “A High Wind in Jamaica,” which was first published in 1929 and is about a group of creepy little kids who become the unwanted wards of sad, listless pirates. She praised it, and her recommendation sent me to Amazon. The …

The Steve Jobs emails that show how to win a hard-nosed negotiation

The US government’s price-fixing lawsuit against Apple goes to trial next month in New York. Ahead of its court date, the US released emails that purport to show Apple was the “ringleader” in a scheme to set artificially high ebook prices with some of the largest American publishers, which have …

Game on

<b>The most successful video-games consoles</b><p>VIDEO games are big business. The industry is worth around $80 billion, and although games can be played on …

A Trip That Doesn’t End

Early one night in the fall of 1987, a college freshman ate half of a microdot of lysergic acid diethylamide on his way to a party. He was young, but more than a little familiar with mind-altering chemicals: LSD, mescaline, psilocybin, and other, less common psychedelics. This trip, by comparison, …

Google chief Eric Schmidt criticises politicians over tax row

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has urged the Chancellor to lead reform of the international tax system after his company was savaged by MPs for avoiding billions in British taxes.<p>Mr Schmidt said he aimed to move the controversy over corporate tax avoidance “away from accusation and toward …

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The data revolution

Latest stories<p>Why is Hungary turning to nationalism?<p>The Economist explains44 minutes ago<p>Britain’s “gender seniority gap”<p>Graphic detail11 hours ago<p>A …

Too much information

TODAY, what really connects the financial world? Money, intellect and ideology are candidates. But the best answer may be: the Bloomberg terminal. …

KAL's cartoon

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Only the ECB can improve bank credit supply

<i>A recent Free exchange column discusses the European Central Bank's troubles in providing support to peripheral economies (summary here). We are</i> …

Interstellar Memes

If other star systems are listening in on our pop culture, given the speed of light delay, these are the jokes and catchphrases they just learned …

AP records seizure just latest step in sweeping U.S. leak probe | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department’s controversial decision to seize phone records of Associated Press journalists was just one element in a sweeping U.S. government investigation into media leaks about a Yemen-based plot to bomb a U.S. airliner, government officials said on …

Bernanke upbeat on innovation outlook in commencement address | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke painted an upbeat picture on Saturday for the potential of innovation to lift living standards, delivering a sweeping look at the last 100 years that included memories of his 1963 South Carolina home.<p>U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben …

Why are the LulzSec hackers being locked up?

For lawmakers, illicit downloaders and hackers alike, the internet is one of the few bits of frontier territory left in the world: for the "rogues" …

US Justice Department secretly seizes Associated Press phone records

The US government secretly obtained Associated Press reporters' phone records as it apparently hunted for the source of a leaked story about a foiled al-Qaeda terror plot.<p>In what was described as "a massive and unprecedented intrusion" into press freedom, the <b>US</b> Justice Department seized details of …

Lord Feldman: the Tory party's little-known chairman

There has never been a Conservative Party chairman quite like Lord Feldman of Elstree.<p>The suave, former barrister has never stood for office, rarely speaks to the media and is virtually unknown outside the Westminster bubble.<p>However, talk to disgruntled Tory MPs or the party’s grumbling grassroots …

Downing Street

Michael Moore, Zach Gallifinakas, S E Cupp, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Richard Haas from tonight's Real Time http://t.co/nNOQELTn4s

Detritus from the Audio Sphere

The cover of The Museum of Loneliness, painting by Emma Matthews.<p>Test Centre is a new micro-publishing outfit in Dalston that’s putting out a series …

Using Twitter Might Take You to The Hell, says Saudi Cleric

Religious leaders of Saudi Arabia are showing strange temper towards the fame of Twitter that they are coming up with unbelievable remarks about the …

Is computing speed set to make a quantum leap?

Our imagination is stretched to the utmost," wrote Richard Feynman, the greatest physicist of his day, "not, as in fiction, to imagine things which …