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Why In The Future It Should Be Consumers That Go On Strike

Why In The Future It Should Be Consumers That Go On StrikeI belong to a generation that has been told there is no other choice other than to be flexible in the labour market. For many of us, the idea of a long-term employment contract in a company where there is the possibility to progress belongs to another time.

Why Is It So Hard To Improve American Policing?

Why Is It So Hard To Improve American Policing?The use of lethal force by police officers in Minnesota and Baton Rouge has once again sparked protests over the violent dynamic between citizens and the police

What Are The Orwellian Dystopias Of The 21st Century?

07 08 dystopiaFictional metaphors matter, and in the battle to safeguard our civil liberties few metaphors matter more than George Orwell’s 1984. Although first published almost 70 years ago, the lasting salience of this most archetypal dystopia is undeniable.

Body Cameras Show Police Are Politer To White Drivers

Body Cameras Show Police Are Politer To White DriversPolice officers consistently use less respectful language with black community members than with white community members, the first systematic analysis of body camera footage shows.

Is Your Employer Watching You Online?

Is Your Employer Watching You Online? A new study reveals employers are using online information about job applicants without their knowledge, to inform hiring decisions. Approximately 55% of organizations now have a policy about this type of practice, called profiling.

How US Gun Control Compares To The Rest Of The World

How US Gun Control Compares To The Rest Of The WorldThe shooting in Virginia that wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, as well as the shooting in a San Francisco UPS facility that left four dead on the very same day, have generated – yet again – the standard set of responses in the wake of a mass shooting in the United States.

Just The Latest Way Republicans Plan To Scam You

Just The Latest Way Republicans Plan To Scam You"We need stronger protections for consumers, but instead, this proposal is a toxic concoction of repackaged banker handouts," said Public Citizen's Lisa Gilbert

Why FBI Directors Are Forbidden From Getting Cozy With Presidents

Why FBI Directors Are Forbidden From Getting Cozy With PresidentsHow are U.S. presidents and FBI directors supposed to communicate? A new FBI director has recently been nominated, former Assistant Attorney General Christopher Wray. He will certainly be thinking carefully about this question as he awaits confirmation.