Mother Jones: Stop Crime with Basic Income

mother jones masterOne City Tried Something Radical to Stop Gun Violence. This Report Suggests It’s Working.

From 45 homicides to 11 in seven years.

Tim Murphy, Mother Jones

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Four times a year, the program’s street team sifts through police records and its own intelligence to determine, with actuarial detachment, the 50 people in Richmond most likely to shoot someone and to be shot themselves. ONS tracks them and approaches the most lethal (and vulnerable) on the list, offering them a spot in a program that includes a stipend to turn their lives around.

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Jul 30

Jean Lievens: Social Europe on Digital Revolution – Impact on Work and Inequality

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Jean Lievens

What Impact Does The Digital Revolution Have On Work And Inequality?

The following is a transcript of a Social Europe podcast in which Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer discusses the impact of the Digital Revolution on the nature of work and inequality with Michael A. Osborne, Associate Professor in Machine Learning and Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment at the University of Oxford.

EXTRACT

In our study we highlighted three bottlenecks to computerisation, as we call them. They were exactly creativity, social intelligence and perception or manipulation.

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Jul 26

Why Donald Trump Truly Terrifies Republicans – The Trump-Clinton Ticket

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Why Donald Trump Truly Terrifies Republicans

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Trump is now inside the tent, pissing everywhere. He threatens to neutralize the potential of these voters, or train them as a weapon against their own natural party, while bulldozing inroads to minorities. By placing xenophobic immigration politics at the center of the campaign, he’s made it practically impossible for Republicans to convince minorities that there’s a softer side of the GOP. And by condemning him so vocally, his Republican critics are reminding Trump’s supporters of everything they don’t like about the Republican party.

Trump-Clinton Ticket Discussed Below — Be Very Very Afraid

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Jul 25

Ian Crossland: Nexushaus Solar Water Independent Home

Ian Crossland

Ian Crossland

Nexushaus is an amazing and cheap solar living home that is water independent

This one story, energy positive house comes from designers from Technische Universität München (TUM) and the University of Texas at Austin (UTA). Made with almost entirely sustainable materials, a self-reliant water capture and treatment system and solar panels, Nexushaus is currently being constructed and tested in Austin, Texas.  It’s a response to a rise in the cost of housing, relative to all the new people moving to the city and an opportunity to build a house that will feed electricity back into the system. The solar panels are enough to power the lighting, air conditioning, household appliances, and an electric car.

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Jul 25