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How can we ensure that accelerating technological convergence enhances rather than harms humanity?

How can we ensure that accelerating technological convergence enhances rather than harms humanity? | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
Dramatic progress is being made in a number of important technology fields, with impacts that are hard to foresee. These fields include:
the manipulation of ever larger sets of information (IT...
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The Consolidation of the Elites over Earth's Remaining Resources. Watching the Tragedy of the Commons in Action.
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Amnesty International Says Trump Setting ‘Dangerous Precedent’

Amnesty International Says Trump Setting ‘Dangerous Precedent’ | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
Amnesty International has taken aim at U.S. President Donald Trump and other world leaders the global watchdog says are abandoning human rights, accusing them of setting a “dangerou
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Painkiller that once cost $138 is now $2,979 - Feb. 15, 2018

Painkiller that once cost $138 is now $2,979 - Feb. 15, 2018 | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
Horizon Pharma has jacked up the price tag on a painkiller to nearly $3,000 a bottle, a 2,059% increase from when the Irish company acquired the drug in late 2013.
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American decline: Open pools of raw sewage in the richest country in the world — RT Op-ed

American decline: Open pools of raw sewage in the richest country in the world — RT Op-ed | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
As the wealthy continue sucking the country dry, the question isn’t if the US will cease to provide a decent standard of living for its people. Rather it is how many people will be sacrificed on the way down, Rania Khalek writes.
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It’s Time to Ban Stock Buybacks

It’s Time to Ban Stock Buybacks | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
The Trump tax cuts have exposed how the Shareholder First economy benefits Wall Street investors and CEOs at the expense of everyone else.
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Koch-backed group fights paid sick leave laws as flu sweeps US | US news | The Guardian

Koch-backed group fights paid sick leave laws as flu sweeps US | US news | The Guardian | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
The lobbying group that led the assault on Obamacare has targeted movements across the US to ensure workers can get needed time off
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California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show | World news | The Guardian

California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show | World news | The Guardian | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
Officers expressed sympathy with white supremacists and sought their help to target counter-protesters after a violent 2016 rally, according to court documents
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Hero Fireman Pulls Woman from Wreckage, Saves Her Life, So a Cop Arrested Him

Hero Fireman Pulls Woman from Wreckage, Saves Her Life, So a Cop Arrested Him | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
When a veteran fireman witnessed a horrific car accident, he immediately began working to save the victim. The first officer to arrive on the scene thanked the hero by harassing and then arresting him while doing nothing for the victim.
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In America, Being Poor Can Cost a Fortune

The superrich won't acknowledge that lower-income earners are caught in an expensive, vicious cycle.
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From Global Poverty to Exclusion and Despair: Reversing the Tide of War and Globalization - Tehran Institute For International Studies

From Global Poverty to Exclusion and Despair: Reversing the Tide of War and Globalization - Tehran Institute For International Studies | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
In the new world order , sovereign countries through acts of war and “regime change”, destroys large
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Homeless people with terminal illnesses could be offered automatic right to housing

Homeless people with terminal illnesses could be offered automatic right to housing | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
Homeless people with terminal illnesses who are “dying on doorsteps” will be offered an automatic right to housing under new plans going before Parliament. Former Cabinet minister Sir Ed Davey wants to tackle gaps in the law to make it easier for homeless people with cancer or long-term illnesses to get end of life care and stable housing.
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DOL scrubs economic analysis that showed its tip pooling rule would be terrible for workers

DOL scrubs economic analysis that showed its tip pooling rule would be terrible for workers | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
In December of 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would make it legal for employers to pocket their workers’ tips. In a highly unusual move, DOL did not provide an estimate of the amount of tips that would be shifted from workers to employers as a result of the rule—even …
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FORTUNE: Trapped in cubicles - Mar. 22, 2006

FORTUNE: Trapped in cubicles - Mar. 22, 2006 | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
Robert Oppenheimer agonized over building the A-bomb. Alfred Nobel got queasy about creating dynamite. Robert Propst invented nothing so destructive. Yet before he died in 2000, he lamented his unwitting contribution to what he called monolithic insanity.
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Health department 'ignoring UK life expectancy concerns' | Society | The Guardian

Health department 'ignoring UK life expectancy concerns' | Society | The Guardian | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
Academics call for investigation into effects of NHS underfunding and austerity politics
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Reforming Welfare and Controlling the Poor

Reforming Welfare and Controlling the Poor | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
The president’s budget proposal punishes the poor for their poverty.
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Why Authoritarianism is increasing again: A History of Experiments in political and economic systems | The importance of having self-correcting economic and political systems : thedavidpakmanshow

# The runaway capitalism at its early stage After the industrial revolution, many countries have tried capitalism in its early form. Th
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Sessions' Marijuana Advisor, Robert L. DuPont, Wants To Drug Test Everyone

Sessions' Marijuana Advisor, Robert L. DuPont, Wants To Drug Test Everyone | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
Sessions' advisor Robert L. DuPont wants doctors to drug test all their patients, and to force users they suspect of addiction into rehabilitation.
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In a land of workaholics, burned-out South Koreans go to 'prison' to relax - World

In a land of workaholics, burned-out South Koreans go to 'prison' to relax - World | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
Many South Koreans are seeking reprieve from the pressures of modern life in a mountain retreat that specializes in solitary confinement, writes Matt Kwong.
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Far More U.S. Children Than Previously Thought May Have Fetal Alcohol Disorders

New research estimates that neurological disorders caused by mothers drinking during pregnancy are at least as common as autism.
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Wealth Inequality in America

Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and th
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More than a third of American workers don’t get sick leave, and they’re making the rest of us ill

More than a third of American workers don’t get sick leave, and they’re making the rest of us ill | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
Managers are more than twice as likely as service workers to get paid sick leave.
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Cape Town delays water cut-off date amid drought

Cape Town delays water cut-off date amid drought | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
If Day Zero arrives, the city’s residents would have to queue up to collect their water from shared taps at collection points, where they would be limited to just 25 litres a day
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‘I wake up ... from nightmares:’ Why Whole Foods workers are hating life

‘I wake up ... from nightmares:’ Why Whole Foods workers are hating life | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
Many Whole Foods employees complain that the supermarket’s new inventory system called order to shelf (OTS) is making their workdays unbearable. People are even crying on the job and are seeking other jobs
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DPD courier who was fined for day off to see doctor dies from diabetes

DPD courier who was fined for day off to see doctor dies from diabetes | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
Don Lane’s widow says he was afraid of getting fined if he did not ensure his round was covered
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Many older Americans are living a desperate, nomadic life

Many older Americans are living a desperate, nomadic life | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
The book “Nomadland” reveals the dark, depressing life of driving from one low-wage job to another.
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