articles tagged: economics
the lost generation gets some media attention
# politics

the lost generation gets some media attention

Pundits are waking up to the fact that in the aftermath of the Great Recession, the youth of today is being set up for failure.

why quantity can so often overtake quality
# science

why quantity can so often overtake quality

Administrators are drowning in papers and statistics, but they're still incentivizing scientists to keep producing a tsunami of marginally useful papers.

the amazing, shrinking human population?
# politics

the amazing, shrinking human population?

Could Earth's population be slowly but surely shrinking over the long term?

how much could we really combat poverty?
# politics

how much could we really combat poverty?

Today, extreme poverty is not an issue of insufficient resources, but of politics and allocation. And that makes it much harder to address.

the rhodes trust squares off against wall street
# politics

the rhodes trust squares off against wall street

The Rhodes Trust is concerned that the financial industry is effectively bribing top notch talent away from politics, science, and technology, and parasitizing our future in the process.

a closer look at asteroid mining
# space

a closer look at asteroid mining

Asteroid mining is touted as the industry of the future. But how ready are we to harvest raw materials from the asteroid belt at a profit?

why oil isn’t dead just yet
# politics

why oil isn’t dead just yet

Peak Oil is a popular idea, but we're nowhere close to reaching it.

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