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The US gets a ‘moderate’ ranking on protecting religious freedoms

The US gets a ‘moderate’ ranking on protecting religious freedoms

A clock and the motto “In God We Trust” over the Speaker’s rostrum in the U.S. House of Representatives chamber are seen December 8, 2008 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images The United States may have freedom of religion enshrined into our Constitution, but a new report from the Pew Research Center shows […]

California bill seeks ban on ‘affluenza’ defense

California bill seeks ban on ‘affluenza’ defense

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) wants the public to draft a law about the probate process using a new wiki-style site on the Internet.; Credit: Assemblyman Mike Gatto New legislation in California may outlaw criminal defence based on economic privilege. The bill, proposed by California Assemblyman Mike Gatto, is inspired by a drunk driving case […]

California bill seeks ban on ‘affluenza’ defense

California bill seeks ban on ‘affluenza’ defense

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) wants the public to draft a law about the probate process using a new wiki-style site on the Internet.; Credit: Assemblyman Mike Gatto New legislation in California may outlaw criminal defence based on economic privilege. The bill, proposed by California Assemblyman Mike Gatto, is inspired by a drunk driving case […]

California bill seeks ban on ‘affluenza’ defense

California bill seeks ban on ‘affluenza’ defense

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) wants the public to draft a law about the probate process using a new wiki-style site on the Internet.; Credit: Assemblyman Mike Gatto New legislation in California may outlaw criminal defence based on economic privilege. The bill, proposed by California Assemblyman Mike Gatto, is inspired by a drunk driving case […]

California bill seeks ban on ‘affluenza’ defense

California bill seeks ban on ‘affluenza’ defense

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) wants the public to draft a law about the probate process using a new wiki-style site on the Internet.; Credit: Assemblyman Mike Gatto New legislation in California may outlaw criminal defence based on economic privilege. The bill, proposed by California Assemblyman Mike Gatto, is inspired by a drunk driving case […]

Earthquake-vulnerable buildings get mapped for City of LA, what about other LA County locales?

Earthquake-vulnerable buildings get mapped for City of LA, what about other LA County locales?

A sun reflects on highrises in downtown during sunset in Los Angeles, California on August 21, 2013.; Credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images The Los Angeles Times has obtained a copy of a list compiled by researchers at the University of California of nearly 1,500 older concrete buildings across the City of Los Angeles vulnerable to collapse […]

New tech taps into human resource needs

New tech taps into human resource needs

Knack’s Wasabi Waiter digital game.; Credit: Courtesy Knack Human resources is expensive. The process of hiring new employees, or replacing old ones, is costly and frequently inefficient. According to MIT economist Erik Brynjolfsson, there’s currently a trillion dollar market for moving human capital into new work positions. That may be easier said than done. The […]

New tech taps into human resource needs

New tech taps into human resource needs

Knack’s Wasabi Waiter digital game.; Credit: Courtesy Knack Human resources is expensive. The process of hiring new employees, or replacing old ones, is costly and frequently inefficient. According to MIT economist Erik Brynjolfsson, there’s currently a trillion dollar market for moving human capital into new work positions. That may be easier said than done. The […]

New tech taps into human resource needs

New tech taps into human resource needs

Knack’s Wasabi Waiter digital game.; Credit: Courtesy Knack Human resources is expensive. The process of hiring new employees, or replacing old ones, is costly and frequently inefficient. According to MIT economist Erik Brynjolfsson, there’s currently a trillion dollar market for moving human capital into new work positions. That may be easier said than done. The […]

New tech taps into human resource needs

New tech taps into human resource needs

Knack’s Wasabi Waiter digital game.; Credit: Courtesy Knack Human resources is expensive. The process of hiring new employees, or replacing old ones, is costly and frequently inefficient. According to MIT economist Erik Brynjolfsson, there’s currently a trillion dollar market for moving human capital into new work positions. That may be easier said than done. The […]