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[OP-ED]: The messy reality of global warming

 06/07/2017 - 10:10
Based on present technology and knowledge, we don’t know how to solve global warming. There is no obvious way to eliminate our pervasive dependence on fossil fuels without plunging the world into a prolonged depression and inviting widespread civil strife. 

There was no need for President Trump to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement to achieve his goal of overturning the Obama administration’s global warming policy. This had already occurred through court rulings and executive orders, which effectively halted higher vehicle fuel economy standards (up to 54.5 miles per gallon) and ended the Clean Power Plan program, which pushed electric utilities to shift away from coal.

[OP-ED]: Globalization’s false sins

 05/17/2017 - 08:26
Las importaciones a menudo son más baratas que los productos norteamericanos, ayudan especialmente a las familias de bajos ingresos, cuyos presupuestos constan de más productos manufacturados, donde el descenso de los precios fue agudo.

Globalization has gotten a bad rap. The Trump White House associates it with all manner of economic evil, especially job loss. The administration has made undoing the damage a central part of its economic strategy. This will almost certainly fail and disappoint, because globalization’s ill-effects have been wildly exaggerated.

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Robert J. Samuelson

Michel Franco: "Let's go ahead and make something Hollywood-style, but in Mexico.'"

 05/16/2017 - 05:05
 Mexican film director Michel Franco, during an interview with EFE in Mexico City, Mexico on May 12, 2017. EFE/Mario Guzman

At the premiere of his latest movie at the Cannes Film Festival, famous Mexican director Michel Franco noted a trend to make gringo-style movies in Mexico, something he rated as a big mistake. His new movie, "April's Daughter", tells the story of a pregnant teenager.

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EFE

Ciber-ataque a escala global

 05/13/2017 - 05:21
EFE/EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

Al menos 99 países sufrieron el viernes una serie de ciberataques que exigiían el pago de un rescato para poder acceder a los sistemas informáticos afectados. Los hospitales y centros sanitarios son especialmente vulnerables a estos ataques. El servicio de salud pública británica NHS fue uno de los prinicipales objetivos del ataque. EEUU ha dicho que está preparado para ayudar a los estados afectados por el ciberataque. 

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Global Cyber-attack

 05/13/2017 - 04:42
EFE/EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

At least 99 countries were struck onf Friday by a wave of cyberattacks that demanded ransom in exchange for access to the affected computer systems. Hospitals are particularly vulnerable to this type of attack, and Britain’s National Health Service was one of the major targets.US says is ready to help countries hit by global cyber attack.

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EFE

[OP-ED]: Will robots dis-employ us all?

 05/11/2017 - 10:11
The robots won’t steal all our jobs, because their efficiencies will create more purchasing power for other spending or new products that require human involvement and oversight. For proof, consider smartphones. In 2012, they had created nearly 500,000 jobs for “mobile apps,” up from zero in 2007.

 We have yet another study that debunks the widespread notion that robots -- and other forms of automation, including “artificial intelligence” -- will destroy our jobs and lead to a future of permanently high unemployment. According to the study, that would completely rewrite history, which has shown job creation to be an enduring strength of the U.S. economy.

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Robert J. Samuelson

[OP-ED]: ¿Nos quedaremos todos sin empleo a causa de los robots?

 05/11/2017 - 10:06
Los robots no nos robarán todos nuestros puestos de trabajo, porque su eficiencia creará más poder adquisitivo para otros gastos en productos nuevos, que requieren supervisión o participación humana. Como prueba, consideremos los teléfonos inteligentes. En 2012, habían creado casi 500.000 puestos de trabajo para “aplicaciones móviles”, de cero en 2007.

Tenemos otro estudio más que demuele la idea de que los robots—y otras formas de automatización, entre ellas la “inteligencia artificial”—destruirán nuestros puestos de trabajo y nos llevarán a un futuro de alto desempleo permanente. Según ese estudio, eso reescribiría totalmente la historia, que ha demostrado que la creación de puestos de trabajo es una cualidad duradera de la economía norteamericana.

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Robert J. Samuelson

Trump firmará hoy un decreto para limitar los visados a profesionales extranjeros

 04/18/2017 - 06:06
Members of the "Caravan Against Fear" , an activist group that fights against Trump anti-immigration policies in San Diego, California. EFE/David Maung

El presidente, Donald Trump, firmará este martes una orden ejecutiva para imponer un escrutinio más riguroso a los peticionarios de la H-1B y en lugares de empleo con empleados que tengan esa visa, para confirmar que no hayan desplazado a trabajadores estadunidenses.

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