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Open Borders

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Economist Bryan Caplan makes a bold case for unrestricted immigration in this fact-filled graphic nonfiction. American policy-makers have long been locked in a heated battle over whether, how many, and what kind of immigrants to allow to live and work in the country. Those in favor of welcoming more immigrants often cite humanitarian reasons, while those in favor of more restrictive laws argue the need to protect native citizens. But economist Bryan Caplan adds a […]

Assorted links for 09/08/2019

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1. Here’s Who Owns the Most Land in America (Bloomberg) 2. Fraudsters Used AI to Mimic CEO’s Voice in Unusual Cybercrime Case (AI, WSJ) Since WSJ article may be behind a paywall, here is a Gizmodo summary. 3. Why industry is going green on the quiet (sustainability, The Guardian) 4. The Moral Rot of the MIT Media Lab (ethics, Slate)and How an Élite University Research Center Concealed Its Relationship with Jeffrey Epstein (ethics, The New […]

Assorted links for 07/25/2019

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Ethics of technology 1. What to do with ethically dubious scientific advances? by Frank Swain and How Fanta Was Created for Nazi Germany by Matthew Blitz 2. Ocean snail is first animal to be officially endangered by deep-sea mining “This is an important step towards alerting policymakers to the potential impacts deep-sea mining may have on biodiversity,” says Lisa Levin, a biologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California.” MORE: Write rules […]