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Cihan Tugal The mining disaster in Turkey made an ongoing massacre visible

 

[An explosion at a coal mine in the Turkish city of Soma on 13 May 2014 has resulted in the death of at least 284 miners. With another 100 miners still unaccounted for, it is the worst such disaster in Turkish history.

The subsequent demonstrations seen in numerous Turkish cities appear … More >

Ikhlaq Sidhu Avoiding the traps of big data

By now it’s well known that Target Corporation (Target) “knew a teen girl was pregnant before her father did.” Not only was the story told many times over in the New York Times, but it also became one of the lead examples illustrating the intrinsic value of “big data.” A … More >

Brad DeLong Overinterpreting short-term market movements: The S&P U.S. Treasury rating downgrade threat

James Fallows asks a question:

Today’s (Needless) Hysteria: the S&P Panic: I agree with Clive Crook’s puzzlement about the S&P downgrade “bombshell” today:

S&P adduces no new information that I can see. Competent ratings of opaque instruments such as, oh, mortgage-backed securities would be very useful to investors (not that ratings agencies … More >

Rosemary Joyce What does archaeology have to do with health care reform?

That’s what I was left wondering when my periodic browsing of press coverage of my discipline brought me to an online story posted by San Jose Mercury News business editor Drew Voros, under the headline “Health care reform can slow down aging process”.

Written as a dialogue between a father and … More >

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