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Communists destroyed Poland, but not Belarus / Komuniści zniszczyli Polskę, ale nie Białoruś Communists destroyed Poland, but not Belarus / Komuniści zniszczyli Polskę, ale nie Białoruś

When did you last get sick? You know that I’m very healthy. Thanks to this, you survived? Thanks to this I alive. And your peers, what percentage do live? 30 percent. The rest bites the ground. They could not stand it. They took their lives. A friend hanged herself and two colleagues. Three people were…

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Eric Schmidt at the Personal Democracy Forum Eric Schmidt at the Personal Democracy Forum

TOM FRIEDMAN: Thank you for having us here, it’s a treat to be here. I’m Tom Friedman from the New York Times and the flat world and my partner in crime here, Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google. And Eric, thank you for being here. I just want to begin with a broad question.…

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Who is getting rich off you? The insidious big data economy. | Rita Gunther McGrath Who is getting rich off you? The insidious big data economy. | Rita Gunther McGrath

A conservative estimate of how much your personal information is worth to these data brokers is on the order of $240 a year for each of us, for millions and millions of people. And that adds up to a really, really big number. And a lot of that data, right, and the advertising against that…

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Universal basic income: The plan to give $12,000 to every American adult | Andrew Yang Universal basic income: The plan to give $12,000 to every American adult | Andrew Yang

Universal basic income is an idea that’s older than America, where Thomas Paine was for it at the founding of the country, he called it the citizen’s dividend. Decades later Martin Luther King, Jr. was for it. He championed it before he was assassinated in 1968. And Milton Friedman and 1,000 economists signed a study…

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Journey to the Core of Capitalism | Jean-Philippe Vergne | Google Zeitgeist Journey to the Core of Capitalism | Jean-Philippe Vergne | Google Zeitgeist

>>Jean-Philippe Vergne: Hi, everybody, my name is Jean-Philippe. You can call me JP, I teach and do research at the University of Western Ontario in Canada at the Richard Ivey School of Business. And I’m interested in socially contested organizations. Actually, over the last couple of years, I’ve been working a lot on the global…

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How We Can Increase Economic Growth to Combat Poverty | Google Zeitgeist How We Can Increase Economic Growth to Combat Poverty | Google Zeitgeist

Fortunes are going to be made but the trick is figuring out where the risk is going to come from.’ On the one hand, we’re sitting here today without much visibility on what those risks are but we need to be able to figure out what those risks are because they will determine how successful…

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How Fake News Is Evolving, Threatening Democracy How Fake News Is Evolving, Threatening Democracy

♪♪ ♪♪ SOLEDAD: OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS, WE’VE GOTTEN A LOOK AT FAKE ADS PLACED ON FACEBOOK BY RUSSIAN PROPAGANDISTS DURING THE 2016 ELECTION CAMPAIGN. THOSE ADS WERE THE SUBJECT OF A HIGH-PROFILE CONGRESSIONAL HEARING WITH EXECUTIVES FROM FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND GOOGLE. FACEBOOK EXECUTIVES ESTIMATE MORE THAN 150 MILLION AMERICANS — OVER A THIRD…

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How is Technology Changing the World? | President Bill Clinton | Google Zeitgeist How is Technology Changing the World? | President Bill Clinton | Google Zeitgeist

>>President Bill Clinton: What I want to say is you have this conference about all of our connections and how we’re all tied together, and everything you say is about what we can do to make things better. It’s inherently empowering. If you read the newspaper every day, you’d think not a good thing happened…

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