Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Bitcoin: the bubble will burst under government pressure | Kenneth Rogoff

Is the cryptocurrency bitcoin the biggest bubble in the world today, or a great investment bet on the cutting edge of new-age financial technology? My best guess is that in the long run,...

Inside the CIA’s black site torture room

Chronology of significant events November 2002 / Rahman wearing only socks and diaper; supervisor has concern regarding hypothermia Rahman subjected to 48 hours of sleep deprivation, rough treatment, cold shower and other measures but remained...

Australia 'dangerously ill-prepared' for future of work – Labor

The shadow finance minister, Jim Chalmers, will warn that Australia is “dangerously ill-prepared” for technological changes revolutionising employment, and argue that the Labor party must focus on finding a fair distribution of the...

United States and Turkey mutually suspend visa services

With some exceptions, the move effectively blocks Turks from travel to the United States, and vice versa, indefinitely. "Recent events have forced the United States government to reassess the commitment of government of...

Entrepreneur Johnson to make dough from Bread

Luke Johnson, the entrepreneur behind a string of the UK's most successful restaurant brands, is preparing for another payday with a prospective sale of Gail's, the chain of bakeries. ...

Hurricane Nate lets Gulf coast off with flooding and some power outages

Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the US Gulf coast before weakening rapidly on Sunday, sparing the region the kind of catastrophic damage left by hurricanes that hit...

Flat pack to the future: how Ikea shaped our lives | Nell Frizzell

I have measured out my life in coffee spoons and mattresses, bath mats and bookcases, cushions and double duvets. These touchstones of my life may seem sporadic – the cooking pot I went...

Aldean kicks off 'SNL' with Petty's 'I Won't Back Down'

"Saturday Night Live" kicked off its latest episode with a powerful moment. Country singer Jason Aldean opened the second episode...

Socialism with a spine: the only 21st century alternative | John Quiggin

Socialism is back, much to the chagrin of those who declared it dead and buried at the “end of history” in the 1990s. When the New Republic, long the house organ of American...

Denmark dismisses EU’s wrangling over Brexit divorce bill as 'a game'

Downing Street’s hopes of opening Brexit talks on a future trade deal have been given a boost by Denmark, whose finance minister dismissed the EU’s wrangling over the UK’s divorce bill as “a...

Editor's Choice

Study finds Reddit’s controversial ban of its most toxic subreddits actually...

It seems like just the other day that Reddit finally banned a handful of its most hateful and...