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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 […]

Are ‘gifted’ students being hurt by a race to the middle?

Are ‘gifted’ students being hurt by a race to the middle?

Because higher achieving students are capable of keeping themselves on track, should they be the focus of teachers’ limited time and attention? ; Credit: John Moore/Getty Images This segment will air on Friday, Jan. 24 at 11:20 a.m. It’s no secret that the United States could do a better job of educating our children. The […]