Month: November 2018

Whitney Staff Members Call for the Resignation of the Museum’s Vice Chair Over His Ties to a Tear Gas Manufacturer

New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art is facing forceful criticism from its own staff over the fact that its board vice chair, Warren B. Kanders, owns the companies that produce the tear gas deployed last weekend against migrants attempting to...

/ November 30, 2018

It’s Time to End Cash Bail Says Public Defender Scott Hechinger | Op-Ed | NowThis

Cash bail is a flawed, disastrous system and needs to end immediately — but don’t take it from us, listen to this public defender. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe According to public defender Scott Hechinger, the cash bail system is a...

/ November 30, 2018

‘Hamilton’ Education Program Invited Low-Income Students on Stage | NowThis

Low-income students are getting a chance to see 'Hamilton' — and then perform their original raps, songs, and poems on stage. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe The Hamilton Education Program brings students to the Kennedy Center stage. Many Washington D.C....

/ November 30, 2018

Millionaire Interview 103

Here’s our latest interview with a millionaire as we seek to learn from those who have grown their wealth to high heights. If you’d like to be considered for an interview, drop me a note and we can chat about...

/ November 30, 2018

A Jury Sides With Top Art Collector Andy Hall in a Dramatic Lawsuit Over Fake Golub Paintings, Awarding Him $468,000

A New Hampshire court has ordered a mother and son who sold fake Leon Golub paintings to pay art collector Andrew Hall a fee of $468,000, plus damages and attorney’s fees. The knotty case, which was covered thoroughly by local media,...

/ November 29, 2018

Cage-Free Is Fighting the War on Drugs in the Weed Industry | NowThis

This organization is doing much-needed work on criminal justice and diversity in the weed industry. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Cage-Free cannabis is a Los Angeles-based organization with two critical roles in the emerging U.S. cannabis industry: Cage-Free Consulting, which...

/ November 29, 2018

Amrita Sher-Gil, Known as ‘India’s Frida Kahlo,’ Is a Standout at Sotheby’s Inaugural Auction in Mumbai

A rare work by Hungarian-Indian artist Amrita Sher-Gil (1913–1941), who was nicknamed the “Indian Frida Kahlo,” was among the top sellers at “Boundless: Mumbai,” the inaugural sale for Sotheby’s India, held at the end of last month in Mumbai. Her piece, The Little Girl...

/ November 29, 2018

Outside the Box of the Classroom: Social Education in Homeschooling

“Knowledge that is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind,” wrote Plato, who is far from the only great thinker to have spoken out against a formal education system. Formal schooling is but one tool at our disposal...

/ November 29, 2018

Major Video Card Supplier Enters Cryptocurrency Mining Business

Mining Sapphire Technology, one of the largest suppliers of AMD-based video cards in the world, has announced that it’s officially entering the cryptocurrency hardware business. The Hong Kong-headquartered company is launching a flagship mining rig. Also Read: Crypto ATM Network...

/ November 28, 2018

Greece: general strike paralyzes Athens

Athens was brought to standstill today after Greek trade union GSEE called for general strike, inviting all workers, pensioners, students and unemployed to participate. GSEE stands for General Confederation of Greek Workers. The union is the largest in the country...

/ November 28, 2018

What is Spontaneous Order?

Matt Kibbe Matt Kibbe is the President and Chief Community Organizer of Free the People. He is a leading advocate for personal, civil and economic liberties. An economist by training, Kibbe is a public policy expert, bestselling author, and political...

/ November 28, 2018

ESI Scale Interview 40

Today we continue the ESI Scale Interview series where people answer questions about their success at working the ESI Scale. In short, the series focuses on what the interviewee is doing in the areas of earning, saving, and investing. They...

/ November 28, 2018

Aid groups in joint plea for US to cease support for Yemen war

Five international aid groups on Monday urged the United States government to halt all military support for a Saudi Arabia-UAE-led war in Yemen, saying this will save millions of lives. A joint statement by the International Rescue Committee, Oxfam America,...

/ November 28, 2018

Rogue Scientist Says Another Crispr Pregnancy Is Under Way

On the second day of the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing, the last session before lunch was already running long. But the crowd crammed into the Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre at the University of Hong Kong wasn’t...

/ November 28, 2018

Environment and food: Electric pulse fishing, symbol of a decomposing Europe

Bloom, an NGO fighting for the preservation of the oceans and their resources, argue in this op-ed that the influence of lobbies on the decisions of European institutions, made glaringly clear in the case of electric pulse fishing, only serves...

/ November 28, 2018

California’s climate refugees

HUNDREDS OF people, left with nothing, wracked by illness and threatened with further displacement as they try to rebuild their lives. This could easily describe the refugees from Central America who have traveled for weeks in the migrant caravan and...

/ November 28, 2018

‘Nothing as cheap as coal’: Dick Smith rubbishes renewables, flags political tilt

Businessman Dick Smith has announced he will contest the next election after releasing a video defending coal and attacking Prime Minister Scott Morrison's lack of leadership on energy policy.  Mr Smith told Sky News he will stand in the Sydney...

/ November 28, 2018

Sequoia’s advice to US companies: Go into China before you get big

Businesses that want to succeed in China need to have the nerve to enter the country earlier rather than later, according to a partner at Sequoia Capital China, Xing Liu. Speaking Wednesday at CNBC's East Tech West conference in the...

/ November 28, 2018

30 European startup CEOs call for better stock option policies

Thirty European tech CEOs of big startups signed a letter about stock options in Europe. Other tech CEOs can join the group and sign the letter before it is sent to policymakers on January 7. As you can read in...

/ November 28, 2018

Live results for the Mississippi Senate election

The midterm elections are over. Mississippi freshman GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith defeated Democratic challenger Mike Espy in the year’s final Senate election, a runoff that gives Democrats one last sliver of hope for a shocking 2018 upset. Results, powered by...

/ November 28, 2018