Ivan Šešelja

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Is Ultimate Gay Fighter funny or just offensive?

<i>Ultimate Gay Fighter</i> is pitched as celebration of gay culture. But some reactions to the game's pre-launch publicity have been hostile, charging the 2D fighter with heavy-handed use of cliché and a narrow view of the LGBT world.<p>In <i>Ultimate Gay Fighter</i>, a forthcoming brawler for iOS and Android, …

What most people get wrong about macroeconomics

Most of the time, econ bloggers and columnists write as if we were speaking to an audience that has taken a few econ classes. But the more widely …

Pro bikes: Who’s riding what in 2014, and what it all means

Bike brands love telling stories about cooperation with their pro riders, of using the best riders in the world to develop products to match. There …

Cannabis

Obama: Marijuana Is Not 'More Dangerous Than Alcohol'

<i>The New Yorker</i> has just dropped an extensive profile of President Obama by David Remnick, who wrote a major book on the president published in 2011.<p>It's nuanced and touches on issues like gay marriage and Israel and Palestine. But Obama also drops this bombshell about marijuana: "I don't think it …

Supporting medical pot is like supporting civil unions

Several Nevada municipalities are issuing moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries, but Harry Reid really thinks they should be moving in the …

Marijuana disposal boxes installed at Colorado airport

Colorado Springs Airport recently installed three green metal containers in the terminal where travelers can deposit marijuana, which is legal to buy in Colorado but banned in the airport.<p>Sorry, but the airport is not taking job applications for amnesty box attendants.<p>With recreational marijuana …

57 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up How We Think

From attentional bias — where someone focuses on only one or two of several possible outcomes — to zero-risk bias — where we place too much value on reducing a small risk to zero — the sheer number of cognitive biases that affect us every day is staggering.<p>Understanding these biases is key to …

Psychology

Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world

As World Economic Forum starts in Davos, development charity claims growing inequality has been driven by 'power grab'<p>The world's wealthiest people aren't known for travelling by bus, but if they fancied a change of scene then the richest 85 people on the globe – who between them control as much …

Opinion

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French economy has been 'run into the sand', says Cabinet minister

Wealthy are escaping to London while ordinary families “suffer” as France is blighted by high unemployment, record business bankruptcies and strikes, Grant Shapps says<p>The French economy has been “run into the sand”, a Cabinet minister has said, in a blistering attack on Francois Hollande’s …

Why Silicon Valley Can’t Find Europe

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Sten Tamkivi has been a software entrepreneur for 16 years and spent the recent half of his career as an early executive at Skype in Tallinn, Estonia. Sten is now an Entrepreneur in Residence at Andreessen Horowitz. Follow him on his blog and on Twitter</i> @seikatsu.<p>Go to Europe these …

Ukraine: Protesters rally against 'dictatorial' anti-demo laws

Anti-government demonstrators in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv have been protesting against laws passed by parliament on January 16, which virtually ban all forms of peaceful protest.<p>Many protesters carried banners and wore plasters across their mouths emblazoned with the word “dictatorship”.<p>The …