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UCLA Launches Institute To Explore Legal, Policy Impact Of Emerging Tech

mentioning John Villasenorvia Mirage News
Friday, January 17, 2020

To explore how new technology affects society, privacy, government and public policy, the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and UCLA School of Law have launched the UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy. The cross-disciplinary institute will examine advances in artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, robotics and new forms of digital media to identify the benefits and risks they represent.

Analysis and Commentary

Fewer And Fewer People Die From Climate-Related Natural Disasters

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Facebook
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Over the past hundred years, annual climate-related deaths have declined by 96%. This is clearly opposite of what you normally hear, but that is because we're often just being told of one disaster after another – telling us how *many* events are happening. The number of reported events is increasing, but that is mainly due to better reporting, lower thresholds and better accessibility (the CNN effect). 

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The Winning Conservative Climate Solution

by George P. Shultz, Ted Halsteadvia The Washington Post
Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Republican Party’s position on climate change is rapidly evolving, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) saying that we need conservative solutions and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) warning that the party ignores the issue at its own peril. Just Thursday, House Republican leadership, in its first policy conference of the year, presented a new climate strategy to GOP House members.

Analysis and CommentaryNational Security

Chaos In Europe – It's Tricky Being World's Largest Importer Of Gas, Oil And Critic, Too

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Despite its cool Green parties and ambitious wind and solar agendas, Europe remains by far the world’s largest importer of oil and natural gas.

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Hastening Doomsday

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Panic over climate change could sabotage the quality of life of billions.

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Talk About Climate, LGBT, And Tyrants At Bangkok Creative Fest

mentioning Frank Diköttervia Khaosod English
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Writers, activists, journalists, and artists will gather next month at a riverside mansion to share provocative ideas and lead workshops that seek to inspire.

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The Discourse Of Control And Consent Over Data In EU Data Protection Law And Beyond

by Elettra Biettivia Aegis Paper Series
Friday, January 10, 2020

Across the United States and Europe, the act of clicking “I have read and agree” to terms of service is the central legitimating device for global tech platforms’ data-driven activities. In the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation has recently come into force, introducing stringent new criteria for consent and stronger protections for individuals. 

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iTrustCapital's Murphy McCann: Clarifying Cryptocurrency Mistruths

quoting Darrell Duffievia NewsMax
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The world of crypto lending can be tough to navigate. There are a lot of mistruths and omission-riddled conversations, passing as facts on the internet. Even with this misinformation, the crypto world should applaud itself for facilitating the birth and growth of its markets.

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The Meaning Of Libertarianism

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, January 9, 2020

What role should the state play in the libertarian ideal?

PoliticsAnalysis and CommentaryPolitics

And If Trump Wanted To Do Business With California . . .

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, January 9, 2020

This being my first column of the new year, let’s start things off with a high-altitude, big-picture look at the relationship between President Trump and California—namely, what, if anything, will change will change politically or policywise?

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The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.

The Arctic Security Initiative addresses the strategic and security implications of increased Arctic activity and identifies opportunities for shaping a safe, secure, and prosperous Arctic.