Driverless cars will save many lives … and kill many jobs

When I saw a demonstration of Domino’s pilot program to deliver pizzas with driverless cars last week, I wondered whether governments around the world are preparing for the massive job disruption that this new technology will bring.

It’s not an academic question: These cars will be on the road very soon.

Ford Motor Co., which is using its cars for the pizza chain’s experiment in Miami, plans to have its autonomous cars operating commercially in 2021. Waymo, Tesla, GM, Toyota, Nissan and Audi, among others, plan to roll out these cars by 2020 or 2021, if not sooner.

The Domino’s Pizza ….


Don’t laugh: Trump may not mind a leftist victory in Mexico’s July 1 elections

A joke making the rounds in Mexico says that President Donald Trump has become the de facto campaign manager of leftist populist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who is leading in the polls for the July 1 presidential election.

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Chile could become Latin America’s first developed country by 2025

When Chile’s President-elect Sebastian Pinera told me that Chile may become Latin America’s first developed country by 2025, I was skeptical.

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Mass shooting coincides with a rise in racism, homophobia and anti-Semitism

Amid the national debate over gun control in the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 people dead, there’s one detail that has received too little attention: the fact that the mass killer repeatedly made white supremacist and Nazi-like comments on social media.

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Who is crazier? The gunman, or those who let him buy an AR-15 rifle?

A senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School weeps in front of a cross and Star of David for shooting victim Meadow Pollack while a fellow classmate consoles her at a memorial by the school in Parkland, Florida, U.S.

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UK’s Minister of Loneliness is smart move to save money, improve lives

When I read that British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a minister of loneliness, my first reaction was to laugh.

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