Underemployment Is the New Unemployment

Some major Western economies are close to full employment, but only in comparison to their official unemployment rate. Relying on that benchmark alone is a mistake: Since the global financial crisis, underemployment has become the new unemployment. In a recent paper, David Bell and David Blanchflower singled out underemployment as a reason why wages in the U.S.... Continue Reading →

Trump’s boast draws laughter during his United Nations General Assembly speech

https://youtu.be/yIml_irAH-4 President Donald Trump's boast about his administration's accomplishments provoked chuckles from an audience at the United Nations on Tuesday. Trump, in his second address before the U.N. General Assembly in New York, bragged that his administration "has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country." It's a line of rhetoric... Continue Reading →

Robot jellyfish could be used to patrol fragile coral reefs

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/robot-jellyfish-patrol-coral-reefs/ Could schools of robot jellyfish soon be patrolling the world’s oceans, monitoring fragile environments such as coral reefs? That’s the dream of U.S. researchers, comprising of scientists from Florida Atlantic University and the U.S. Office of Naval Research. They have developed a nature-inspired soft underwater robot, capable of some impressive underwater locomotion — including... Continue Reading →

Here’s What Agriculture of the Future Looks Like: The Multiple Benefits of Regenerative Agriculture Quantified

At the Union of Concerned Scientists, we have long advocated agricultural systems that are productive and better for the environment, the economy, farmers, farmworkers and eaters than the dominant industrial system. We refer to such a system as our Healthy Farm vision. Based on comprehensive science, we have specified that healthy farm systems must be... Continue Reading →

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