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  • Feb 28 2018

    The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Gates Foundation and “Equity”

    The Gates have pulled off a kind of optical illusion by using equity to advance social equity (fairness) in a way that is, by their own admission, not “fair.” Bill and Melinda Gates have either discovered or simply admitted that they have an unfair advantage over ordinary people (i.e. non-billionaires). A reader might even get the impression that they are at the point of b...

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  • Feb 28 2018

    Why Remittances from the Middle East Matter to India

    With remittances from the Middle East in decline, India may face problems in the domestic labor market. India remains the world’s leading recipient of international personal remittances, claiming 10.9% of global inflows, followed by China (10.6%) and Philippines (5.4%), according to latest data released by World Bank for 2016. Total remittance inflow to India was $62 billion in...

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  • Feb 08 2018

    The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Donald Trump and “Respect”

    US President Donald Trump has sent a letter of “respect” to African nations following his alleged “shithole countries” comment. After famously referring to African countries along with Haiti as “shithole countries,” Donald Trump insisted on setting the record straight in a letter addressed to the 55 members of the African Union about his true sentiments. We t...

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  • Feb 02 2018

    Post Brexit, Indian Subcontinent’s New Role in the Commonwealth

    With Brexit on the horizon, Britain’s relationship with the Commonwealth takes on renewed importance. Ahead of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), scheduled to take place in London in April, old debates have come alive over the relevance and importance of the Commonwealth of Nations and its involvement in world affairs. As alternative to the European Union post Brexit, the U...

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  • Dic 08 2017

    Donald Trump: Our UnFounding Father

    Donald Trump isn’t an aberration. He’s the zeitgeist. Don’t look away. I mean it! Keep on staring just like you’ve been doing, just like we’ve all been doing since he rode down that escalator into the presidential race in June 2015 and, while you have your eyes on him, I’ll tell you exactly why you shouldn’t stop. To begin with, i...

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  • Dic 08 2017

    Marketing Tricks to Promote Mass Consumption

      Companies have the manipulative talent of getting customers to buy more than they intend to, and they do it through three simple tactics. The first marketing trick that is increasingly used by businesses is offering products and services as “free.” Retail stores have found a way to convince people they’re getting something for free when they’re actually being p...

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  • Dic 08 2017

    Why AI Is Tipping the Scales in the Development of Self-Driving Cars

    Globally, the US and China are ahead in the race to develop driverless cars. One key reason: advancements in both countries in artificial intelligence. When people think of self-driving cars, the image that usually comes to mind is a fully autonomous vehicle with no human drivers involved. The reality is more complicated. Not only are there different levels of automation for vehicles — cr...

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Midterm Elections 2018: The War for America’s Soul

Even as pundits predict and pontificate, the midterm elections are only yet another battle for the commanding heights of America’s torn soul. In Silicon Valley, the sun is shining and it does...

The Student Debt Crisis: Could It Slow the US Economy?

rowing student loan debt is “changing the culture of America,” says one expert, and it impacts the economic choices we make all the way through retirement. That rising student debt is o...

Europe Is Caught in a Wheel of Xenophobia

The assimilation policy of integration, actively practiced across Europe, is one of the main prerequisites of xenophobia. The latest measurements in Europe show that after a sharp spike in xenophob...