Robots are taking over the world. Advances in artificial intelligence are now enabling software to learn how to make decisions by detecting patterns in those humans have made, putting much larger swathes of the human workforce at risk. Is it time to follow the example of the Luddites and form a mob?
Recent economic data in the US appeared to move in the opposite direction to what was expected. GDP declined 1% in the first quarter, although a stream of other economic data points portended a much different result.
With the map of the Middle East starting to look in need of updating, the Russian army continuing to flex its muscles on Ukraine’s eastern border, and the rising probability of the crop-disruptive weather phenomenon El Nino re-emerging this year [...]
A fourth-century B.C. Greek philosopher famous for, among other things, his rigorous adherence to austerity, as well as an early brush with scandal on allegations of currency debasement, seems an appropriate [...]