A decade after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans seems to have found its rhythm again: the French Quarter is choked with tourists, construction cranes tower over the skyline, and hipsters bike to cafes in gentrifying neighbourhoods.
But recovery has been uneven … Read the rest
The scale of the migrant crisis Europe is facing today cannot be understated. It is truly unprecedented. What is habitually understated, however — and in fact almost completely ignored by mainstream media — are the real roots of the crisis, … Read the rest
By: Nathan Geffen and Ben Stanwix/Ground Up
A doctor at South Africa’s largest hospital, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (CHBAH) in Soweto, has described chaotic planning and management that is putting patient care at risk.
The doctor spoke on condition … Read the rest
Levels of unconscious racist and sexist bias have been reduced by manipulating the way the brain learns during sleep.
A team at Northwestern University, Chicago, played sounds while people slept to trigger and enforce memories of an exercise earlier in … Read the rest
One of the safest Labour seats in Britain is its most non-white one, East Ham. It has been in Labour hands since it was formed in 1997 and will vote Labour again tomorrow in Britain’s general election. Its MP, Stephen … Read the rest
According to a new study from Princeton University, American democracy no longer exists. Using data from over 1,800 policy initiatives from 1981 to 2002, researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page concluded that rich, well-connected individuals on the political scene now … Read the rest
The Great Famine of Ireland is widely believed to be due to a failed potato crop which led to starvation for two-fifths of the population between 1845-1852 – with around 1 million people dead and another million emigrating from Ireland … Read the rest
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has proposed a controversial world championship for women drivers as part of grand prix weekends.
Ecclestone, who has two daughters but once infamously compared women to kitchen appliances, suggested they could race before the main … Read the rest
Mercedes-Benz plans to enter the mid-sized bakkie, or pick-up, market as South Africa is regarded as one of its key markets, along with Latin America, Australia and Europe.
Mercedes-Benz sees strong sales potential in this one-ton segment and the new … Read the rest
In the world of economics, one policymaker towers above all others. The head of America’s central bank, Janet Yellen, presides over a $17 trillion economy. The empire of her nearest competitor, Mario Draghi, amounts to a relatively puny $10 trillion. … Read the rest
A review of Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics Are Remaking America, by William H. Frey. By Christopher Caldwell
“We believe our diversity, our differences, when joined together by a common set of ideals, makes us stronger, makes us more … Read the rest
You’ve spent twenty plus years loyally working in Information Technology (IT) for Southern California Edison, and eighteen months ago your boss tells you that they are going to study outsourcing but not to worry, “your position is safe.” On the … Read the rest