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After two decades of talk about the “new economy” and the “disruption” of certain professions by the Internet, you might think that sales as we know it is as stale and outdated as Willy Loman -- a function that has been “disintermediated” by the digital revolution.
Count the Washington press corps as unintended beneficiaries of last night's slaughter of the Democrats by the Republicans. Now, with the Republicans taking of the Senate in addition to the House, leaving them in control of all congressional committees, we can expect up to twice as many Capitol Hill investigations.
Here's how to turn hardened militants away from violence
The vote was anti-establishment, and since the Democrats hold the White House and Senate they are the establishment.
Are these recruits being encouraged to come and get trained and then go home to fight? Or to fight in Syria or Iraq as long as possible and only urged to continue the battle elsewhere once they decide to return home?
Though proven solutions exist for what now ails Russia, President Vladimir Putin’s geo-strategic and political choices have made traditional economic approaches unworkable.
The battle for the state superintendent of public instruction, a largely ministerial post, is a harbinger of a possibly perilous schism within the national Democratic Party in 2016.
Since the New Deal, Democrats run on economic populism (“fairness”) and GOP runs on social populism (“values”). But now Democratic stands on social issues, including the minimum wage and equal rights for gays and lesbians, are paying off for the party.
In the 1888 presidential race between Benjamin Harrison and Grover Cleveland, the political parties started a political arms race they could not control. Now the money of wealth donors was electing officials.
Unlike President Obama, Ronald Reagan was able to reassure Americans that the situation was under control.
The main lesson is that government decisions on taxes and public spending have turned out to be more important as drivers of economic activity than the monetary experiments with zero interest rates and quantitative easing that have dominated media and market attention.
More than 40 percent of the vote in this past weekend’s parliamentary elections in Ukraine went to two liberal, pro- European parties, one headed by President Petro Poroshenko, the other by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
If the cult of economic efficiency is not abandoned, then machines which can emulate and sometimes surpass human thinking are likely to bring lower wages and more unemployment. But robots provide a wonderful opportunity to combine low labour productivity with high prosperity.
The country knows that, no matter what, the 'special relationship' with the U.S. is safe for now
What remains frustrating about how the U.S. manages epidemics Are the hazy lines of authority and fierce internecine battles among local, state and federal health agencies.
History and science offer some telling advice for how to boost voter turnout.
Is Washington tacitly working with nations and organizations that have American blood on their hands? You’d better believe it.
Restricting freedoms of at-risk doctors is discouraging others from joining the fight against Ebola.
Bilingual CEOs should be the norm, not fuel for the kind of media frenzy that greeted the Facebook founder’s Q&A in Mandarin last week. Learning a foreign language doesn’t just help conquer new markets. It fosters risk-taking and new thinking, and helps eliminate biases.
There might be three independent senators who could swing the majority in the Senate to one party or the other at any time.