Psychopaths: how can you spot one?

There are a few things we take for granted in social interactions with people. We presume that we see the world in roughly the same way, that we all know certain basic facts, that words mean the same things to you as they do to me. And we assume that we have pretty similar ideasContinue reading “Psychopaths: how can you spot one?”

As Dallas hosts Washington on Columbus Day weekend for Sunday Night Football, Washington Redskins state their name is a term of honor and not a racial slur

R-word It’s one of the NFL’s bigger rivalries, the Cowboys vs. the Redskins. And intentional or not, Sunday’s game occurs during Columbus Day weekend, deepening the meaning of a fresh conflict about whether “Redskins” slurs Indians, their leaders say. More than 500 years after Christopher Columbus’ encounter with the natives of the Americas, any enduringContinue reading “As Dallas hosts Washington on Columbus Day weekend for Sunday Night Football, Washington Redskins state their name is a term of honor and not a racial slur”

Breast milk drinking by rich adults provokes outrage in China

Rich adults in south China’s Shenzhen city hiring wet nurses to drink breast milk has provoked disgust and outrage over the Chinese internet with thousands of micro blog users lashing out at this “latest game” of people who came to wealth overnight. The wet nurses are provided by an agency, which scouts for poor womenContinue reading “Breast milk drinking by rich adults provokes outrage in China”

How Mom Julie Deane used Google to build a global fashion brand

Julie Deane founded Cambridge Satchel Company in her kitchen in 2008, with her mom at her side. “It’s one of those business that was started out of necessity because I needed to make school fees for my daughter, who was being bullied at school,” says Deane. “I made a promise to her that I wouldContinue reading “How Mom Julie Deane used Google to build a global fashion brand”

U.S.Congres insisting on building tanks the the Army says they don’t need

Built to dominate the enemy in combat, the Army’s hulking Abrams tank is proving equally hard to beat in a budget battle. Lawmakers from both parties have devoted nearly half a billion dollars in taxpayer money over the past two years to build improved versions of the 70-ton Abrams. But senior Army officials have saidContinue reading “U.S.Congres insisting on building tanks the the Army says they don’t need”

Ted Talk by Lawrence Lessig on why Washington is corrupt: ‘Lesterland’

Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School and director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics. Lessig spoke at the TED2013 conference in February.

Dallas Parkland Memorial Hospital built wealth as patient care conditions worsened

Cash reserves of more than $1 billion were built up, in part, by skimping on staff and building upkeep. By REESE DUNKLIN Staff Writer Dallas Morning News rdunklin@dallasnews.com Parkland Memorial Hospital quietly amassed more than $1 billion in cash reserves even as deteriorating patient-care conditions brought it to the brink of closure, an analysis ofContinue reading “Dallas Parkland Memorial Hospital built wealth as patient care conditions worsened”

Cat outperforms professionals and students in stock picking

The Observer’s panel of stock-picking professionals has been undone in our 2012 investment challenge by a ginger feline called Orlando who spent time paw-ing over the FT. The Observer portfolio challenge pitted professionals Justin Urquhart Stewart of wealth managers Seven Investment Management, Paul Kavanagh of stockbrokers Killick & Co, and Schroders fund manager Andy BroughContinue reading “Cat outperforms professionals and students in stock picking”

Montana Quietly Passed a Measure That Says Corporations Aren’t Humans

  There’s one big, but overlooked, development from the election last night: In Montana, a referendum to state that corporations don’t have constitutional rights has unofficially passed by a 75 percent to 25 percent margin. Initiative number 166 stated that “corporations are not entitled to constitutional rights because they are not human beings,” and thusContinue reading “Montana Quietly Passed a Measure That Says Corporations Aren’t Humans”