Posts byDaniella Sorrosa

Effective Altruism 

Do you give to charity? if so, how do you decide to which charity to contribute to? The last one is not an easy question, there are over 1.2 million charities in the world, all offering to improve some aspect of our societies in one way or another. So how do you make the optimal
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Convicted Retirement

It is a well-known fact that Japan has one of the worlds oldest populations, with a median age of 47 that’s well above the world median of 30. Japan’s population is both shrinking and aging at the same time. For decades economists have warned us about the threat of aging populations, and in the case
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Convict Labor: The Slavery of the 21st Century

Punitive work has ancient origins, in both America and Europe, it was first instituted as a form of corporal punishment. And although the 13th amendment of the U.S. Constitution explicitly forbids slavery and any kind of involuntary servitude, an exception was specially made for criminals. This has allowed private institutions to profit from the punishment
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Should voting be a right or a duty?

Summary Many countries have trouble getting their citizens to vote during elections. Compulsory voting is a method able to increase voter turnout, however, it is only enforced in 10 countries around the globe. The reason for this is that many view it as a violation of freedom of speech and religion. Recently, while chatting with some
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Can a Cryptocurrency Save Venezuela?

As you might have already heard, Venezuela is going through some pretty hard times right now. The country has been facing a political, economic and humanitarian crisis since 2012, which only seems to be getting worse over time. Some of the problems that the Venezuelan citizens are facing include hyperinflation, civilian unrest, food, and medicine
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Angling for Amazon

Something that has really been dominating the news lately is just how far local authorities are willing to go in order to attract Amazon’s second headquarters to their cities. You might already have heard about New York City lighting up some of its biggest landmarks in ‘Amazon orange’, or about a town in Georgia offering
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Who Owns Your Smartphone?

Given the fact that you paid for the device on which you’re most likely reading this article, the answer to this question should be pretty straightforward. However, when you purchase a technological gadget you acquire ownership only of the physical device, not the indispensable software that it runs with. This has become a modern dilemma
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