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YouTube’s Content Moderators Are Asked to Contractually Acknowledge the Job Can Give Them PTSD

YouTube’s Content Moderators Are Asked to Contractually Acknowledge the Job Can Give Them PTSD

The contractors charged with keeping YouTube clean from the vilest forms of content that surface on the platform are reportedly being coerced to sign agreements acknowledging that the job could have a
Myanmar Is on Trial for Its Rohingya Campaign. Here’s Why

Myanmar Is on Trial for Its Rohingya Campaign. Here’s Why

Since 2017, some 740,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar for neighboring Bangladesh. The mass exodus was provoked, in the words of United Nations investigators, by security forces practicing
Brexit Bulletin: Place Your Bets

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Davos Sees Trump’s China Love as a Short-Term Affair

Davos Sees Trump’s China Love as a Short-Term Affair

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Norway’s Weakened PM Makes Top Lieutenant Finance Minister

Norway’s Weakened PM Makes Top Lieutenant Finance Minister

Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg named one of her top lieutenants to the key position of finance minister as her new minority government prepares to navigate a hostile parliament.
Here’s Where the Far Right Learned to Turn Down the Bluster

Here’s Where the Far Right Learned to Turn Down the Bluster

The Slovak People’s Party members used to wear black shirts and march in the streets. Now they promise villagers the roads will be fixed.
How Norway’s Political Turmoil Impacts Oil Drilling and Budgets

How Norway’s Political Turmoil Impacts Oil Drilling and Budgets

The power dynamics in Norwegian politics changed this week when Erna Solberg’s center-right coalition lost its majority.
RBA Inflation Target Set to Surface as Disasters Fuel Prices

RBA Inflation Target Set to Surface as Disasters Fuel Prices

Philip Lowe is on track to reach a milestone that has eluded him since taking the helm of Australia’s central bank 40 months ago: his inflation target. But given the circumstances, he’d doubtless
Boom or Bust?: Davos Diary

Boom or Bust?: Davos Diary

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WTO Takes Center Stage in Trump’s Global Trade Drama

WTO Takes Center Stage in Trump’s Global Trade Drama

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Free Trade Is Dead. Long Live Managed Trade

Free Trade Is Dead. Long Live Managed Trade

President Trump’s upending of global commerce may endure even after he’s gone.
Brussels Edition: Taking on Dealmaker Donald Trump

Brussels Edition: Taking on Dealmaker Donald Trump

Welcome to the Brussels Edition, Bloomberg’s daily briefing on what matters most in the heart of the European Union. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every weekday morning.
If Merkel Wants to Fix Germany’s Economy, She Needs to Hurry

If Merkel Wants to Fix Germany’s Economy, She Needs to Hurry

Angela Merkel is running out of time to reset the German economy before her era as chancellor draws to a close.
Mexico Senate Leader Seeks to Legalize Marijuana This Spring

Mexico Senate Leader Seeks to Legalize Marijuana This Spring

Mexico’s Senate is set to debate bills to legalize marijuana and regulate outsourcing in the coming period from February to April.
Mozilla Wants Young People to Consider ‘Ethical Issues’ Before Taking Jobs in Tech

Mozilla Wants Young People to Consider ‘Ethical Issues’ Before Taking Jobs in Tech

A new guide 'With Great Tech Comes Great Responsibility' arrives during a period of backlash on campuses, where tech companies like Amazon and Palantir recruit.
Universal Health Care, the South African Way

Universal Health Care, the South African Way

The ruling African National Congress party is pushing a plan that would nationalize health insurance by 2026.
Play: Dungeons and Deadlines, "an epic game of work-life balance"

Play: Dungeons and Deadlines, "an epic game of work-life balance"

Smarter people than me have pointed out that "work-life balance" says the quiet part out loud, implicitly confirming that you stop living when you're at work. Miles Matrix's Dungeons and Deadlines
Okay, But Have You Tried Just Making Them Employees?

Okay, But Have You Tried Just Making Them Employees?

Uber is still doing everything in its power to fight the implication of California’s new independent contractor law, likely working its developers into the ground to roll out product features designed
The Last Autumn Is Frostpunk's Best Expansion Yet

The Last Autumn Is Frostpunk's Best Expansion Yet

Frostpunk’s The Last Autumn expansion, out today on PC, is the city-building game’s best update yet. It adds several new mechanics and swaps out the threat of a plummeting thermostat for a tug-of-war
When contracting with Chinese manufacturers, it's very hard to avoid forced labor

When contracting with Chinese manufacturers, it's very hard to avoid forced labor

The China Law Blog (previously) is one of my favorite sources of insight into the secret workings of the businesses that produce the majority of the world's daily-use goods. The latest post, Forced