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Before the emergence of capitalism, a majority of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty. In 1820, this applied to 90% of the planet’s population; today it is less than 10 percent. And most remarkable: in the past decades, since the end of communism in China and other countries, the decline of poverty has accelerated …

At this time last year Matthew Wolff was on a cruise. The rising PGA Tour star had placed second in a row at the US Open and Shriners Hospitals for Children Open before a lingering right hand injury helped poor form – five missed cuts, two WDs and one disqualification for signing an incorrect scorecard …

About the workshops Discover Honda’s transmission factories – Honda associates from Ohio and Georgia will explain how they build automatic transmissions, gears and components that help power America-made Honda and Acura cars and light trucks. Ohio: Where Honda’s American Automobile Production History Begins – Honda associates from the three Ohio auto plants (Marysville Auto Plant, …

Over the past 18 months, many of us have welcomed a new four-legged friend to our homes as the Kennel Club has seen the number of dog owners increase by almost 8% from 2020. But with 221 different purebred dog breeds to choose from, there is a lot of thought to be done before selecting …

Man is born intelligent, and everywhere he lacks a brain. So less The social contractgendered language of, could Steven Pinker have opened Rationality: what is it, why it seems rare, why it matters. Pinker, a Harvard senior professor, cognitive psychologist, bestselling author, and alleged victim of culture cancellation, spends a lot of time these days …

AAt 67, Anish Kapoor, knight, Turner Prize and retrospective at the Venice Biennale next year, seems determined to shed his own skin as an artist. Like Marsyas – the satyr flayed alive by Apollo, whose bloody fate Kapoor once commemorated in a sculpture 150m long and 10 stories high – the artist exhibits his insides. …

“Mankind has reached the point. . . where knowledge is so abundant and readily available that we are able to solve some of the greatest puzzles of previous generations, ”writes Baruch S. President David Wu in this month’s blog post. As we are at the start of a new academic year, I thought it would …

Hard to miss all the press for the movie “Dune” lately, and if you’re a sci-fi fan, a fan of all of its all-star cast – like Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya – or just a movie fan in general, you might be excited about the release of this movie on October 22. All the excitement …

After being a staunch academician for more than three decades, Cornell University professor Kaushik Basu plunged into the cauldron called government when he became chief economic adviser at the end of 2009. It was the year in which the UPA has returned to power well against expectations. It was also a time when the global …

Predicting the future is risky business, and even deciphering the present can be problematic, but when explaining the past, consensus often comes quickly and cruelly – as it has when the world has seemingly rushed for it. pass judgment on the escalating calamities that have occurred in the United States. The Economist asked four great …