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is it time to abandon the gdp as a measure of economic success?
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is it time to abandon the gdp as a measure of economic success?

When we want to see if economy is growing or to measure its relative size to others, we use the gross domestic product, or GDP. But what if this number is horribly misleading?

social media propagandists aren’t changing minds, and that’s terrible news
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social media propagandists aren’t changing minds, and that’s terrible news

The good news is that foreign disinformation trolls aren't changing people's minds. The bad news is that, as it turns out, they don't have to…

so, you elected a conspiracy theorist…
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so, you elected a conspiracy theorist…

It's bad enough when conspiracy theorists with an axe to grind decide who gets to run nations. It's far worse when those they elect are just as wild-eyed and paranoid.

the toxic cycle in which empathy dies
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the toxic cycle in which empathy dies

In the last 25 years, there's been a steep decline in our average empathy. Why? We're stuck in a self-created loop of misery, woe, anger, and conspiracies. And we must break the wheel.

the twist to the invasion of the techies: they’re also in a gentrification bind
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the twist to the invasion of the techies: they’re also in a gentrification bind

Rather than living large in the cities where they've come to rule, tech workers are finding themselves just as priced out as those who blame them for soaring costs of living…

republicans declare legislative war on wind in spite of their own voters
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republicans declare legislative war on wind in spite of their own voters

Republican voters may cherry pick the science of climate change, but they love green energy in their backyards. So why are the lawmakers they elect trying to kill it?

to stop global warming, seize the means of production?
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to stop global warming, seize the means of production?

In today’s Gilded Age with global warming, advocacy for socialism is on the rise, framed as a requirement to save our planet. But the idea that socialism can save us from ourselves has been tried before. It ended badly.

the “dark intellectual web” takes on the millennial sex recession
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the “dark intellectual web” takes on the millennial sex recession

In their fight against postmodernism, the so-called dark web intellectuals managed to create its regressive parallel universe clone.

how to have a happy, (figuratively) toxin-free holiday season
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how to have a happy, (figuratively) toxin-free holiday season

Thanksgiving marks the start of the winter holidays and the dread associated with having to deal with relatives and family friends you rather wouldn’t...

if you care about science, technology, and the future, vote tomorrow
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if you care about science, technology, and the future, vote tomorrow

The 2018 midterms may be the most important vote today’s generations will cast for science, technology, and the basic social contract in America. The future is at stake, literally.

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