Jeff Bezos’s $150 Billion Fortune Is a Policy Failure

Last month, Bloomberg reported that Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post, has accumulated a fortune worth $ 150 billion. That is the biggest nominal amount in modern history, and extraordinary any way you slice it. Bezos is the world’s lone hectobillionaire. He is worth what the average American family […]

Trump’s North Korea policy hangs by a thread — but he may be the only one who can fix it

Kevin Lim/THE STRAITS TIMES/Handout/Getty Images North Korea returned the remains of 55 bodies, thought to belong to US servicemembers, on Friday. The repatriation — on the 65th anniversary of the armistice that paused the Korean War — was a commitment Kim made at his summit with Donald Trump. Every other element of Trump’s North Korea […]

Libya, migrants & karma: Europe's new migration policy wrecks on North African reality

The EU’s new plan to create refugee camps in North Africa is unlikely to ever work, as it’s never considered the situation on the ground – something that Europe helped create when it intervened in Libya, experts warn. Years of unending migrant influx have apparently stretched both the capacity and hospitality of some European nations […]

Facebook will begin actively enforcing its age policy

Facebook is tweaking its policies towards underage users, TechCrunch reports, and it will begin requiring those suspected of being younger than 13 years old to provide proof of their age. The move comes after a report from the UK’s Channel 4, in which an undercover journalist began working as a Facebook content reviewer. Though Facebook […]

Report reveals outdated NASA policy poses contamination risk for Earth, universe

As humans boldly go where no one has been before, the guidelines on how to prevent contamination of these destinations with earthly microbes and vice versa do not meet the reality, according to a new report. The National Academies of Sciences report shows that NASA’s so-called planetary protection policies form half a century ago are […]

Is a Pro-Preschool Policy Closing English Nurseries?

Nurseries and childminders in the U.K. are struggling to pay their staff the minimum wage, citing funding problems resulting from government policies. Under an initiative rolled out last autumn, working parents in England with 3- and 4-year-olds are entitled to 30 hours of fully funded child care per week. But a recent survey conducted by […]

Theresa May urged to clarify Brexit environment policy as over 1,400 British industrial sites face serious disruption

REUTERS/Toby Melville NEW: Members of both Westminster and European Parliaments join the UK energy industry in urging Theresa May to clarify her post-Brexit environmental policy. As things stand, over 1,400 industrial sites across the UK participate in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) — the EU’s programme for tackling harmful carbon emissions. British businesses across a […]

Sony finally responds to the backlash over its exclusionary PlayStation 4 policy: ‘We’re hearing it’

Epic Games Sony’s PlayStation 4 is the most popular game console in the world, with nearly 80 million sold. Sony refuses to allow PlayStation 4 games to function with competing platforms, like Microsoft’s Xbox One and Nintendo’s Switch. With Microsoft and Nintendo embracing “cross-play,” and consumers embracing the concept, Sony’s refusal to allow cross-play looks […]