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Trillions in coronavirus spending is putting AOC's favorite economic theory to the test

Trillions in coronavirus spending is putting AOC's favorite economic theory to the test

provides funding as a member of The Conversation US.French philosopher : “If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.” Something similar can be said of modern monetary theory, also known as MMT, because it may be the economy’s only hope to get through the pandemic.Coined by and by to fund programs such as the Green New Deal, MMT holds that a country with its own currency . While government spending is normally financed by either taxes or borrowing, .I’m currently working on a book chapter that examines various economic theories about government debt, including MMT. I believe...

August 11, 2020
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Procrastinating is linked to health and career problems – but here's how you can stop

Procrastinating is linked to health and career problems – but here's how you can stop

By Do you ever beat yourself up for procrastinating? You might be composing that message to a friend who you have to let down, or writing a big report for school or work, and doing your best to avoid it but deep down knowing you should just get on with it. Unfortunately, telling yourself off won’t stop you procrastinating again. In fact, it’s one of the worst things you can do. This matters because, as my research shows, procrastination isn’t just a time-sapper but is actually linked to real problems. Procrastination is not a result of laziness or poor time management. Scientific...

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What are wormholes? An astrophysicist explains

What are wormholes? An astrophysicist explains

By Imagine two towns on two opposite sides of a mountain. People from these towns would probably have to travel all the way around the mountain to visit one another. But, if they wanted to get there faster, they could dig a tunnel straight through the mountain to create a shortcut. That’s the idea behind a wormhole.A wormhole is like  in our universe that cuts the travel time from one point to the other. Instead of traveling for many millions of years from one galaxy to another, under the right conditions one could theoretically use a wormhole to  down to hours or...

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Obamacare's unexpected bonus: How the Affordable Care Act is helping middle-aged Americans during the pandemic

Obamacare's unexpected bonus: How the Affordable Care Act is helping middle-aged Americans during the pandemic

provides funding as a member of The Conversation US.Ten years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration the Supreme Court to overturn it. Yet it’s now clear that the ACA has brought to the lives of millions of Americans. Today, they enjoy more health care coverage, with greater access, better outcomes and less cost.One segment in particular gained the most: pre-Medicare adults from ages 50 to 64. Before the ACA, the number of uninsured in that group reached . Insurance companies than one in five of their applications. Those who remained uninsured received fewer...

August 3, 2020
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Electric school buses are taking students back to school

Electric school buses are taking students back to school

By Each weekday, more than half of the K-12 students in the U.S. –  – ride a school bus. Until very recently, nearly all of these  ran on diesel fuel.Nationwide, diesel-powered school buses produce  of carbon dioxide emissions. They also generate  that are harmful to children’s health – especially . Studies show that exposure to diesel tailpipe emissions  and can lead to increased hospital admissions and emergency room visits.Shifting to cleaner buses is especially important for low-income students. Across the U.S.,  ride the...

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Hacking the pandemic: how Taiwan's digital democracy holds COVID-19 at bay

Hacking the pandemic: how Taiwan's digital democracy holds COVID-19 at bay

provides funding as a strategic partner of The Conversation AU.Taiwan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been among the world’s best. With a population almost the size of Australia’s, the island nation has only 496 confirmed cases of the disease and no locally acquired infections for months.The unlikely heroes of Taiwan’s success are “civic tech hacktivists”: coders and activists who the country’s digital minister describes as the “nobodies” who “hack democracy”.What began with the hackers of the “open source, open government” movement and student protesters has grown into an...

September 11, 2020
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Is the Cuban healthcare system really as great as people claim?

Is the Cuban healthcare system really as great as people claim?

provides funding as a member of The Conversation UK.Pundits have been discussing the merits (or not) of Fidel Castro’s legacy as his body lies in state. The Cuban healthcare system is often stated as one of El Commandante’s greatest achievements. But how great is the system really? As someone who trained as a doctor in Cuba, I’d like to give you an insider’s view.The Cuban healthcare system, borne out of its revolutionary socialist ideology, regards accessibility to healthcare as a fundamental right of its citizens. It focuses heavily on a preventative approach to medicine and offering the...

November 30, 2016
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Humans coexisted with three-tonne marsupials and lizards as long as cars in ancient Australia

Humans coexisted with three-tonne marsupials and lizards as long as cars in ancient Australia

provides funding as a founding partner of The Conversation AU., , , and provide funding as members of The Conversation AU.When people first arrived in what is now Queensland, they would have found the land inhabited by massive animals including goannas six metres long and kangaroos twice as tall as a human.We have studied fossil bones of these animals for the past decade. Our findings, , shed new light on the mystery of what drove these ancient megafauna to extinction.Read more:The first bones were found by the Barada Barna people during cultural heritage surveys on their traditional lands...

May 18, 2020
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Don't worry about the huge Antarctic iceberg – worry about the glaciers behind it

Don't worry about the huge Antarctic iceberg – worry about the glaciers behind it

provides funding as a member of The Conversation AU.Icebergs breaking off Antarctica, even massive ones, do not typically concern glaciologists. But the impending birth of a could be more than business as usual for the frozen continent.The Larsen C ice shelf, the fourth-largest in Antarctica, has attracted in the lead-up to calving an iceberg one-tenth of its area – or about half the area of greater Melbourne. It is still .But it’s not the size of the iceberg that should be getting attention. Icebergs calve all the time, including the occasional very large one, with nothing to worry about....

July 8, 2017
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Wind farms built on carbon-rich peat bogs lose their ability to fight climate change

Wind farms built on carbon-rich peat bogs lose their ability to fight climate change

provides funding as a member of The Conversation UK.Wind power in the UK of all electricity production. Land-based wind turbines now produce the cheapest type of energy – and there is no doubt wind farms can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by replacing the fossil fuels that have traditionally been used to generate electricity.But what of wind turbines built on top of sensitive, natural environments – does low-carbon energy still help reduce emissions if it involves disturbing the kinds of habitats that are effective at trapping carbon and keeping it out of the atmosphere? This is an...

August 5, 2020
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