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Twitter use by politicians

Andreas Jungherr, a professor at the University of Konstanz, summarizes existing research on how Twitter is used in election campaigns. Selected insights: Twitter is not a...

Cynicism in America

Is the economic system "rigged"? Several presidential candidates claimed they believed it was -- and that they'd clean it up, if elected. "It's...

Economic situation in Europe: almost back to 2007

In most of Europe, 50 to 90% of people judge the current economic situation as bad. This chart is based on the data collected for the...

Some memorable aspects of #USElections2016

State of the American democracy Just 43 to 52% of respondents say they would be willing to support the next president: These numbers makes me deeply...

Some good news this October

Civic values in America Almost all Americans say that paying taxes is the right thing to do: Paris climate agreement #ParisAgreement to enter into force as...

Sexism in reporting - some examples

Business In February 2013, Yahoo’s new chief executive, Marissa Mayer, ­announced that the company was eliminating its full-time work-from-home policy because she wanted her employees...

Slovak elections, March 5, 2016

Many surprises. Three anti-establishment parties made it. Several (depending on how you count) of the eight parties that will be in the parliament have nationalistic tendencies,...

Brooks: The psychology behind choosing candidates

There was a very nicely written op-ed in today's NYT. David Brooks described the growing popularity of Trump, Carson, Sanders and Corbyn in this pithy paragraph:...

Globalization: ways to make it work - and (always) new ways to work against it

Several stories in the today's Wall Street Journal are related to international trade. Two of them talk about legislators who (prepare to be surprised!) found ways...

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