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Why capitalism is becoming vegan

The Economist dubbed 2019 "The Year of the Vegan" in its edition detailing world trends for this year. "Where millennials lead, business and governments will follow," the magazine said. And just as the youth-driven movement to... [Author: [email protected]]

'Now is the time': the journalists fighting fake news before the EU elections

With warnings of likely Russian meddling, Europe’s debunkers are picking up the pace“Our job is to debunk stories,” says Thomas Hedin from his Copenhagen office a stone’s throw from Denmark’s seat of power, familiar to many in Britain courtesy of the political TV drama Borgen. “Our job is to say whether something is misleading, fake or true. Thats why we are here.”Just over two years ago Hedin, 48, was appointed as the first editor of TjekDet, a factchecking spinoff from the Danish equivalent of...
Tags: Europe, Social Media, Eu, European Union, World news, Britain, Digital Media, Denmark, Copenhagen, Borgen, European elections, Economist, Hedin, European parliamentary elections 2019, Thomas Hedin, Mandag Morgen

‘The Most Famous Exhibition Nobody Saw’

That’s how Tate Modern director Frances Morris describes the 1989 Paris show Magiciens de la Terre. As The Economist‘s anonymous-as-usual correspondent writes, “The exhibition was in some ways a flop. In others it was a harbinger, or catalyst, of the way the art world would change with globalisation in the next three decades.” Here’s why. – The Economist
Tags: Art, Paris, Tate Modern, Economist, Visual, Frances Morris, 05.02.19

U.S. Consumers Concerned About Trade War Impacts As Tensions With China Intensify

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Soumaya Keynes, editor for The Economist and host of Trade Talks podcast, about how the ongoing trade battle between the U.S. and China is impacting consumers.
Tags: News, China, Npr, Economist, Ari Shapiro, Soumaya Keynes

HGTV stars get their own collectible covers, the New York Post obsesses about AOC, Conde Nast diversifies: Publisher’s Brief

Welcome to the latest edition of Ad Age Publisher’s Brief, our roundup of news from the world of content producers across digital and print. Got a tip? Send it our way. Joining us late? Here's the previous edition. Cover stars: Chip and Joanna Gaines, who rose to fame through their hit HGTV home-renovation show “Fixer Upper,” have been making headlines lately as they’ve been plotting their post-HGTV empire; see “Discovery’s DIY Network to turn in to Chip and Joanna Gaines Channel” (subhead: “...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, New York Post, Advertising, US, New York Times, Conde Nast, Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Mccarthy, Economist, Murdoch, Hgtv, Aoc, Jo, Jonathan Scott

Friday round-up

Briefly: At The Economist’s Democracy in America blog, Steven Mazie casts doubt on suggestions by Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh during oral argument in Rucho v. Common Cause, a partisan gerrymandering challenge to North Carolina’s congressional districts, that “the democratic process may spare the Supreme Court from stepping in.” At SCOTUS OA, Tonja Jacobi and Matthew Sag offer an initial big-picture analysis of all the oral arguments in the current term. At Law360 (subscription req...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, America, United States, North Carolina, Economist, Round-up, Steven Mazie, Gundy, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, Jimmy Hoover, Tonja Jacobi, Rucho, Matthew Sag

'Like chickens laying eggs in factories': The CEO of a hot European startup just launched a stunning critique of Silicon Valley culture

Adrien Nussenbaum is the cofounder of French software services startup Mirakl, which raised $70 million in February. He has strong views on Silicon Valley culture, which he says treats workers like "chickens laying eggs in factories" and has an unhealthy preoccupation with money. Nussenbaum is proud of the culture he has developed at Mirakl, where staff are encouraged to keep a balance between their work and personal lives. "I'm not part of the 'yo, bro' culture of Silicon Valley. At Mirakl, w...
Tags: Google, Europe, California, Boston, US, San Francisco, Trends, Walmart, Paris, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Alexis Ohanian, Economist, Bay Area, Adrien Nussenbaum, Mirakl

How Choice Architecture Shapes Consumer Decisions

#sponsored You’re craving a late-night snack. So, you head to your kitchen to grab something before you go to bed. What will you choose? A lot of the time, it depends on what’s most accessible. You’re more likely to eat healthier if nutritional foods are in easy-to-reach places. That’s why an article from the Today Show recommended keeping produce at eye level, and making cookies, chips, and cereal more difficult to locate. Research found that women who kept soft drinks, a box of cereal, or cook...
Tags: Google, Business, Sales & Marketing, Today Show, Npr, Harvard Business Review, Economist, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Right Now, Massachusetts General Hospital, Yale Journal, American Journal of Public Health Researchers, William Jessup, Rido Shutterstock, The Marketing Society, IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Wednesday round-up

Ellen Gilmer reports at E&E News that “[t]he biggest environmental case on the Supreme Court’s docket in years,” County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, which asks whether the Clean Water Act covers pollution that moves through groundwater before reaching a federal waterway, ”might not happen after all,” because the environmental groups have offered to settle the case. At Reason’s Volokh Conspiracy blog, Jonathan Adler writes that “[t]he existence of other cases addressing this question ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, America, Intelligence, Economist, Round-up, Maui Hawaii, Jonathan Adler, Steven Mazie, Heritage Foundation, Tennessee Valley Authority, Thacker, Brunetti, Food Marketing Institute, Volokh Conspiracy

'I am a gaffe machine': a history of Joe Biden's biggest blunders

As the former vice-president enters a crowded 2020 field, will his well-documented past of confusing and embarrassing moments work against him? In March Joe Biden seemed to accidentally let it slip he was running for president, saying at a dinner for the Delaware Democratic party that he has ‘the most progressive record of anybody running’. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/APAfter months of speculation and hinting, Joe Biden has officially announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination fo...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Time, US, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Missouri, Neil Kinnock, Washington Dc, Jon Stewart, Graham, God, Biden, Donald Trump, Gawker

Zoe Ball & Margot James confirmed for Radio Festival 2019 line-up

BBC Radio 2 Breakfast host Zoe Ball and Digital Minister Margot James have been added to the line-up of this year’s Radio Festival, joining already-announced Simon Mayo. Zoe Ball will open the Radio Academy event this year talking to Paddy O’Connell about her old Radio 1 days, history repeating itself as she stepped into Chris Evans’s shoes and taking on Radio 2 breakfast, alongside her love of radio. Zoe Ball said: “This is such an exciting time in radio, and I’ve fallen back in love with doin...
Tags: UK, Top, Events, Industry, Radio, Itn, British Library, Chris Evans, Economist, BBC Radio, O Connell, Radio Academy, Zoe Ball, Radio Festival, Mike Newman, Simon Mayo

Wednesday round-up

Two oral arguments are on the justices’ agenda this morning. First up is United States v. Davis, which asks whether the definition of “crime of violence” is unconstitutionally vague in the context of federal criminal prosecutions involving firearms. Leah Litman previewed the case for this blog. Isaac Syed has a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. Today’s second argument is in McDonough v. Smith, in which the court will decide when the statute of limitations begins to run...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, America, United States, Davis, Smith, Cornell, Economist, Round-up, Alison Frankel, McDonough, Steven Mazie, Brunetti, Bill Donahue, Iancu, Howard Wasserman

Changing the perception of private equity

By Tim Fazio, Atlas Holdings The public perceives private equity along a storyline like this: A PE firm buys a business, lades it with unsustainable amounts of debt from undisciplined lenders, and strips out cash to pay itself and its partners a large dividend. Eventually, the business goes bankrupt, leaving behind fractured communities and thousands of displaced workers. A well-publicized example of this narrative: the Toys “R” Us bankruptcy. There’s no denying that PE-owned businesses have, on...
Tags: Family, Ipo, Trends, Walmart, Harvard, United States, Miami, Economist, Boston Consulting Group, Harvard Business School, PE, PE Deals, Cortec, Cortec Group, Atlas Holdings, Tim Fazio Atlas Holdings

Can the law be copyrighted?

UpCodes wants to fix one of the building industry’s biggest headaches by streamlining code compliance. But the Y Combinator-backed startup now faces a copyright lawsuit filed against it by the International Code Council, the nonprofit organization that develops the code used or adopted in building regulations by all 50 states. The case may have ramifications beyond the building industry, including for compliance technology in other sectors and even individuals who want to reproduce the law. At i...
Tags: Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Texas, Supreme Court, California, Massachusetts, New York City, US, Tech, Georgia, United States, Washington Dc, Michigan, Anna, Copyright Law

When It Comes To Calories, What If We've Got It All Wrong?

"It's time to bury the world's most misleading measure," Peter Wilson writes in his new article for The Economist's 1843 magazine.
Tags: News, Economist, Peter Wilson

Facebook's ad targeting discriminates by race and gender, even when it's not told to, study suggests

A newly published research paper suggests that Facebook's ad delivery system discriminates along racial and gender lines, even when advertisers target their content to a wide audience. Researchers spent $8,500 on ads, and found that housing and job ads were shown to different demographics even though they were set to be targeted at identical audiences. This comes on the heels of US housing officials' recent charge that Facebook enables housing discrimination. A new research paper published on...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, US, Trends, Hud, North Carolina, Economist, Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD, US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Wednesday round-up

Ariane de Vogue reports at CNN that Monday’s decision in Bucklew v. Precythe, in which the court voted 5-4 to reject a death-row inmate’s argument that, because he suffers from a rare medical condition, executing him by lethal injection would be so painful that it would violate the constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment, reveal that “[t]he justices are still bitterly divided over the execution of Domineque Ray, who claimed his religious rights were violated because he could not have ...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Court, America, Cnn, Economist, Securities And Exchange Commission, Trump, Round-up, Steven Mazie, Department of Commerce, Anthony Kennedy, Lorenzo, Wilkie

This tool judges your Twitter for subconscious gender bias

It probably won’t come as too much of a surprise that tech leaders, a notoriously male group,  follow mostly men on Twitter — it wasn’t until 2016 when Elon Musk followed a woman. While we should be mindful that social media presents a warped view of the world, for many people in the tech industry, their Twitter timelines reflect their reality — one that is predominantly male. Yesterday, Matt Steinglass, Europe Correspondent at The Economist, tweeted about the gender ratio of his Twitter followi...
Tags: Startups, Twitter, Europe, Elon Musk, Tech, Economist, Matt Steinglass

How to setting the content when fetching the news?

Recently I found an epub file on line which is the "The Economist" fetched by Calibre, and I got another copy which contains the same content, it was fetched by myself using Calibre. But the epub file online (file A) is 21MB, and my copy(file B) is 4MB, file A gets bigger cover and all images in it are wider/bigger than those on file B. But I found no configuration for the content when fetching news. maybe I just didn't miss it. So does this configuration exist? If not, how can I control the co...
Tags: Books, Calibre, Economist

Monday round-up

For , Jess Bravin reports that last week’s order temporarily halting the execution of a Buddhist prisoner, Patrick Murphy, pending review of Murphy’s challenge to Texas’ refusal to allow a Buddhist priest to join him in the execution chamber “contrasted sharply with the court’s 5-4 vote last month rejecting a similar plea from a Muslim inmate in Alabama.” At The Economist’s Democracy in America blog, Steven Mazie calls the order “something of a surprise” “[g]iven the justices’ recent decision” ...
Tags: New York, Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Alabama, America, Bloomberg, New York Times, Ada, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Chevron, Economist, Trump, Round-up

Friday round-up

Last night the Supreme Court halted the execution of a Buddhist prisoner, Patrick Murphy, pending review of Murphy’s challenge to Texas’ refusal to allow a Buddhist priest to join him in the execution chamber. Amy Howe has this blog’s coverage. At Bloomberg, Greg Stohr reports that “[[t]he order marked an abrupt shift for the court, which last month voted 5-4 to let Alabama execute a Muslim man without his imam.” Robert Barnes reports for The Washington Post that “[t]he court’s conservatives wer...
Tags: Texas, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Alabama, America, Bloomberg, Alaska, Louisiana, Flowers, Ada, Chevron, Economist, Trump

The Economist's visual data journalist fixes magazine's "crimes against data visualisation"

Sarah Leo is a visual data journalist at The Economist. In this Medium piece, she gives some past examples of Economist charts and graphs that were confusing or misleading and shows her revisions. Mistake: Truncating the scale This chart shows the average number of Facebook likes on posts by pages of the political left. The point of this chart was to show the disparity between Mr Corbyn’s posts and others. The original chart not only downplays the number of Mr Corbyn’s likes but also exaggerates...
Tags: Infographics, Facebook, Post, News, Labour, Economist, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn, Sarah Leo

The Trouble with Saints

If you’ve read sociology, you’ve probably read Max Weber. Weber (1864—1920), one of the founders of the discipline of sociology, is the update to Machiavelli. Weber's brief pamphlet, Politics as a Vocation, is the best prescription for politics, especially the politics of the past two years. So, I was both amused and delighted by a brief article in the 1/24 issue of The Economist on Max Weber’s enduring wisdom. Lecturing in the midst of German turmoil of 1918, The Economist emphasizes how hi...
Tags: Leadership, Stanford, Germany, Careers, Career Development, Saints, Economist, Trump, Weber, George, Medtronic, Bill George, Pfeffer, Managing up, Jeff Pfeffer, Max Weber

Tuesday round-up

This morning the court will hear oral arguments in two partisan-gerrymandering cases. First up is Rucho v. Common Cause, a challenge to North Carolina’s federal congressional map, adopted by the state’s Republican-controlled legislature in 2016. Connor O’Neill previews the case for Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. This morning’s second argument is in Lamone v. Benisek, in which Republican voters are challenging a single Maryland congressional district. Matt Farnum and Trevor O’B...
Tags: Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Court, New York Times, Federal Communications Commission, Npr, Nielsen, North Carolina, Kevin Johnson, Cornell, Economist, Round-up, Lyle Denniston, Howe, Adam Liptak

Thursday round-up

Mark Walsh has a first-hand look at yesterday’s argument in Flowers v. Mississippi, which asks whether a prosecutor’s repeated use of peremptory challenges to remove black people from the jury pool violated the Constitution, for this blog. At NPR, Nina Totenberg reports that the court “signaled strongly … that it is likely to rule for a death row inmate in Mississippi who was prosecuted six times for the same crime by a prosecutor with a history of racial bias in jury selection.” At The National...
Tags: Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, America, Bloomberg, Indiana, Kansas, Npr, Nielsen, Flowers, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Economist, Round-up, Frank, Garcia

Union Bank Specialist Officer Recruitment 2019-20

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Tags: Security, Jobs, Fire, Economics, Online, Treasury, Forex, Bank, Credit, Mumbai, Officer, Economist, Union Bank, CA-ICWA-Finance, Public-Sector, Specialist

What B2B Marketers Need to Know About Data Privacy Today

You enter a dim and shadowy room. Sitting before you is a wizened fortune teller, staring deeply into the mysterious glowing orb before her. As her hands hover over the crystal ball, she notices your skeptical frown. So, in order to validate her mystical powers, the stranger begins reciting facts about you: your name, where you’re from, where you went to college, which restaurant you ate at last week. “What is this sorcery?” you cry, your face growing pale. She pauses, smirks, and t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Seo, B2b Marketing, Eu, European Union, Canada, United States, Tim Cook, Brussels, Data Privacy, Economist, Sap, CASL

Wednesday round-up

At The Daily Caller, Kevin Daley reports that “Christian baker Jack Phillips and the Colorado Civil Rights Commission … have resolved a legal dispute that set Phillips’ religious beliefs against the state’s public accommodations law”; the settlement “provides that the Commission will close an ongoing anti-discrimination probe of Phillips’s Masterpiece Cakeshop,” the subject of a high-profile Supreme Court case last term, “if Phillips withdraws a federal lawsuit alleging state officials were subj...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, America, United States, New Jersey, Commission, North Carolina, Chevron, Economist, American Legion, Round-up, Copyright Office, Mark Joseph Stern, Phillips, International Finance Corporation

Periodic Table Turns 150 Years Old

The Economist tells the story of how French chemist Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier came to publish the first putatively comprehensive list of chemical elements -- substances incapable of being broken down by chemical reactions into other substances -- known today as the periodic table. It was Lavoisier and his wife Marie-Anne who pioneered the technique of measuring quantitatively what went into and came out of a chemical reaction, as a way of getting to the heart of what such a reaction really is...
Tags: Economist, Lavoisier, Marie Anne, Antoine Laurent de Lavoisier

Canada: Competition/Antitrust Law - Dentons

Last year began with two linked and dramatic headlines from The Economist newspaper: "How to tame the tech titans – Competition in the Digital Age," (January 20, 2018)
Tags: News, Canada, Economist, Competition Antitrust Law Dentons