by Felix Richter, Statista.com
-- this post authored by Dyfed Loesche
The number of people killed by firearms in the U.S. in peace time is high.
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Where will the machines claim their next victory: putting you out of a job; solving the mysteries of science; bettering human abilities in the bedroom? Science fiction is full of robots-usurping-humans stories, sometimes entwined with a second strand of anxiety: seduction. The AI will relentlessly follow its code once set in motion - and this means that, if we are meaningfully to debate the adaptation of a human world into a machine-mediated one, this must take place at the design stage.
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by Benn Steil
-- Co-authored with Emma Smith
It's 'the economy, stupid' - or so claimed famed campaign strategist James Carville during Bill Clinton's first successful run for the presidency, back in 1992. Nearly a quarter century later, it's still the case.Or more specifically, it's confidence in the economy (, stupid). At least that's what we've found.
by Robert Rapier, Investing Daily
Investing Daily Article of the Week
The recently released BP Statistical Review of World Energy registered new all-time highs for the production and consumption of oil and natural gas, and for fossil fuels as a whole. But the story for coal was much different. In fact, 2015 brought the biggest drop in coal demand since 1965, the first year the BP Review began tracking energy statistics.
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ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward was unchanged and remains in positive territory for the thirteenth week - after spending the previous 34 consecutive weeks in negative territory.