Disruptive technologies, such as artificial intelligence or ride-sharing apps, are already affecting people in significant ways. There are increasing concerns about data collection, surveillance, behavior management and the shake-up of local economies as automation takes over. The question arises of

The new coronavirus started in China last year and after three months of suffering, the Chinese have managed to finally bring it under control. Now China is again looking outside and turning into a leader in the global response to

The “Italian model” for fighting the coronavirus is a simple three-step plan based on scientific evidence and the experience of China: (1) slow down the spread of the virus with quarantine measures locking down the economy; (2) during the lockdown,

The 20s of the 21st century begin with a record. For the first time an entire nation, modern and democratic, which values civil liberties, is locked down, quarantined from the rest of the continent and the world. But now it’s

On Sunday 15 March, in a TV studio without an audience, the two Democratic candidates for president Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders faced off. In deference to the looming COVID-19 crisis, they stood far away from each other and instead

Can digital life save us from the fear and anxieties of COVID-19, especially when we are put in quarantine, like the Chinese were, like the Italians are today? The digital economy will undoubtedly get a boost from COVID-19 - just

France Establishes Pension Reforms On Feb. 29, 2020, President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron's pension reform legislation was passed in parliament. By enacting article 49 paragraph 3 of the French constitution, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has bypassed the routine voting

We are almost precisely 100 years from the worst influenza outbreak in history.   The 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, considered the first global pandemic, killed anywhere from 50-100 million people in two waves, the first less devastating than the second. The

Update (9 March 2020): Ten days after this article was published, Italy has quarantined 16 million people in Northern Italy this Sunday and the coronavirus numbers of infected people have skyrocketed over 7300 and 366  deaths. The quarantine is expected to

The 2019 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) shows that since 2014 the number of deaths due to acts of terrorism has declined consecutively from 33,555 to 15,952, dropping by over 50%. The Index is released annually by the Institute for Economics

On Monday Trump presented to Congress his 2021 Budget and at a New Hampshire rally, he appeared in full-blown electoral mode. Monday marked a turning point in Donald Trump's bid for re-election. His administration presented his 2021 Budget proposal to Congress

With the level of knowledge that humans have amassed, there's no reason why we shouldn't be able to address this challenge BUT we're are complicated creatures

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