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How inequality in the UK is mapped: from the Victorian era to the 2019 election   | FT
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How inequality in the UK is mapped: from the Victorian era to the 2019 election | FT

So Alasdair, we’re talking maps today, and we’re also talking inequality which is a big word in the election manifestos this year. But in fact, when we talk about mapping inequality that’s not a new thing. It’s been done before.

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Steven Pinker: Are guns to blame for America’s homicide rate?
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Steven Pinker: Are guns to blame for America’s homicide rate?

One of the big puzzles when it comes to understanding violence is why the American rate of violence is five to ten times higher than that of other wealthy democracies. There are countries that have spectacularly high rates of violence

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The Escalating Trade War Between the US and China (w/ Mike Green and Marko Papic)
An Inside Look into the Hong Kong Protests & Uprising (w/ Joseph Cheng)
Behind the Tech 015 – danah boyd: Researcher, activist, tech scholar
2. ‘Are politicians doing enough?’ – Yuval Noah Harari on 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
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2. ‘Are politicians doing enough?’ – Yuval Noah Harari on 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

– Too many politicians are busy selling us nostalgic fantasies instead of preparing us for the future. This is because most people don’t like radical change and they fear the unknown. They want more stability, and in particular, they want

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The Great Hack | Official Trailer | Netflix
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The Great Hack | Official Trailer | Netflix

Who has seen an advertisement that has convinced you that your microphone is listening to your conversations? All of your interactions, your credit card swipes, web searches, locations, likes, they’re all collected in real time into a trillion-dollar-a-year industry. The

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Kenyans bombarded with fake news in presidential election
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Kenyans bombarded with fake news in presidential election

Kenyans queued to vote on August the 8th last year the country divided politically and ethnically. The memory of 2007 when more than a thousand were killed in election violence always present. The 2017 poll pitted long term opposition leader

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How (and why) Russia hacked the US election | Laura Galante
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How (and why) Russia hacked the US election | Laura Galante

Let’s say you despise Western democracy. Democracy, in all its trappings, free elections, town halls, endless debates about the proper role of government. Too messy, too unpredictable, too constraining for your taste. And the way these democracies band together and

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Knowledge and Democracy – Why evidence matters
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Knowledge and Democracy – Why evidence matters

How are policies made? Ideally by taking the best decision after weighing the facts. The outcome should also reconcile the different values that exist in our society. Reality looks different: the amount of information to be considered is increasingly complex

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