How Affluence Relates to Pollution

China’s first three five-year plans had no mention of the environment. Then in plans five through nine, there was more. And now, looking at plans 11 to 13, we would see that 5% of all words rela…

The Cost of a Comma

A missing Oxford comma became rather expensive when an appellate court used it to interpret Maine’s overtime labor law in favor of a dairy’s drivers.…

Street Grid Economics

More than we realize, our economic behavior in a city is shaped by the urban planning that created the shape, the length and the width of the streets.…

Is Your Self-Driving Car Ethical Enough?

Assume for a moment that you are driving a car and suddenly see some debris in the road. If you veer to the side into a crowd of pedestrians, you can avoid injuring yourself. Harm yourself or someone …

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