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Brian Fung | The Washington Post | Retweeted by Brent Skorup
Streaming services like Netflix and Hulu have completely changed the way consumers watch TV shows and movies. Thanks to new technological innovations, this could now be possible for video games.
Bret Stephens | The New York Times | Tweeted by Matthew Mitchell
In recent coverage of Venezuela, the word “socialism” has been left out. In the age of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, a history lesson on Venezuela’s tumultuous government is needed.
Brian C. Albrecht | American Institute for Economic Research | Retweeted by David Beckworth
To fully understand the role of cryptocurrency and its path to viability, the history of money and government’s role in monetary policy must be rehashed.
Todd P. Kashdan Ph.D. | Psychology Today | Retweeted by Alex Tabarrok
After ten years of research, this psychologist looks back on five of his published studies that may have something wrong with them.
Kashmir Hill | Gizmodo | Shared by Tyler Cowen
A reporter tried to stop using Google in an effort to cut out the five biggest tech giants from her life, but it’s difficult to cut out a company that is unknowingly running in the background of our lives.
Josh Constine | TechCrunch | Retweeted by Brian Knight
Facebook sought out users (including teenagers) to give up their data, including private messages and location data, for $20 a month. Apple revoked their ability to do this because it violated their policies.
Douglas Irwin | CityLab | Tweeted by Emily Hamilton
Recently, Buffalo residents have noticed fewer parking spaces downtown. Two years ago, they became the first city to overhaul archaic zoning regulations to allow for more development.
Errol Barnett | CBS News | Retweeted by Tyler Cowen
Named one of the most influential people on the internet by Time Magazine, Steven Pruitt has made almost 3 million edits on Wikipedia and written 35,000 original articles all for the love of history and the free flow of information.
Bryan Clark | The Next Web | Retweeted by Jennifer Huddleston-Skees
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