Weak economic recovery was down to flawed policies, not secular stagnation | Joseph Stiglitz

Lesson to be learned from 2008 financial crisis is that the challenge was and is – political In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, some economists argued that the US, and perhaps the global economy, was suffering from secular stagnation an idea first conceived in the aftermath of the…

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CBS News faces the wrath of Twitter for misleading Beto O’Rourke tweet

Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) eloquently defended NFL players who kneel. CBS News drew viral outrage when it completely mischaracterized O'Rourke's words.Image: Chris Covatta/Getty Images If you bothered to log onto your Twitter account at least once this week, you almost definitely saw the viral video of Democratic Senate candidate Beto…

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A Law Alone Won’t Get California to 100 Percent Green Power

Before Californians use an electron, they like to swirl the glass a little, get some nose. You want a whiff of that subatomic particle’s terroir before pouring it into an air conditioner or a phone. Does it have the musty, planet-destroying aroma of a greenhouse gas appellation—generated, perhaps, by the…

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The tech industry actually is a lot like the Wild West but not in the ways you might think

Bandits and sheriffs? Not so much. Capitalism, graft, and regulation? A tale old as time.Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Strap on your spurs and pull up those chaps! The U.S. government and the tech industry are gearing up for a good old-fashioned Wild West showdown — but not in the way you…

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Pence receives possible remains of Americans killed in Korean War

Honolulu, Hawaii (CNN)It was a homecoming 60 years in the making on Wednesday for Americans lost in the Korean War. The vice president spoke for a few minutes before the ceremony began, calling it “tangible progress in our efforts to achieve peace on the Korean Peninsula.” “I know President Trump…

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Paid domestic violence leave becomes law in New Zealand

New Zealand becomes the first country in the world to introduce domestic violence leave.Image: Getty Images In New Zealand, domestic victims can now take out a special type of leave, thanks to legislation that has been passed. The Domestic Violence—Victims’ Protection Bill allows people to request up to 10 days…

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Crowley plans to stay on third party line in November, won’t endorse a Democratic leadership replacement

(CNN)At his first news conference on Capitol Hill since being ousted in a New York primary last month, Rep. Joe Crowley took responsibility for the outcome — saying “this is on me” — and attempted to downplay the significance of his name remaining on a third-party ballot line in November,…

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