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In 2008, when the housing bubble burst and US markets crashed, a recession ensued—not just in the United States, but also around the world. Why? The power of the US dollar. The 1944 Bretton Woods Conference created the International Monetary Fund (...

Dark Days for the Petrodollar

In 2008, when the housing bubble burst and US markets crashed, a recession ensued—not just in the United States, but also around the world. Why? The power of the US dollar. The 1944 Bretton Woods Conference created the International Monetary Fund (...

Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite was the first South Korean film to be awarded the Palme d’Or. The film uncovers the South Korean class struggle by depicting the Kim family’s fraudulent invasion of the Park mansion and the stark contrast between their r...

Seoul Sucking

Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite was the first South Korean film to be awarded the Palme d’Or. The film uncovers the South Korean class struggle by depicting the Kim family’s fraudulent invasion of the Park mansion and the stark contrast between their r...

Countless artificial intelligence (AI) platforms make use of content moderation filters to prevent harmful and inappropriate output from being displayed. OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, cites its content filtering system, Moderation endpoint, as part...

AI’s Unethical Underbelly

Countless artificial intelligence (AI) platforms make use of content moderation filters to prevent harmful and inappropriate output from being displayed. OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, cites its content filtering system, Moderation endpoint, as part...

“What happens to a country without land? Where will we call home?” Such are the considerations facing Tuvalu, a small island nation in the South Pacific, where sea levels are increasing at twice the pace of the worldwide average. Tuvalu, with a p...

A Nation Without Land

“What happens to a country without land? Where will we call home?” Such are the considerations facing Tuvalu, a small island nation in the South Pacific, where sea levels are increasing at twice the pace of the worldwide average. Tuvalu, with a p...

The first Russian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, Ivan Bunin, was unable to do so as a proud representative of his country. Introduced at the Nobel Banquet as “the soul of vanished Russia,” Bunin expressed his gratitude to “the hospitalit...

Russia’s Second Great Emigration

The first Russian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, Ivan Bunin, was unable to do so as a proud representative of his country. Introduced at the Nobel Banquet as “the soul of vanished Russia,” Bunin expressed his gratitude to “the hospitalit...

The first recorded instance of a political sex strike—when women actively withhold sex from men as a temporary means of political action—dates back to 411 BCE in Aristophanes’ play Lysistrata. The comedy displays an effort by Lysistrata to end ...

Political Sex (or Lack Thereof)

The first recorded instance of a political sex strike—when women actively withhold sex from men as a temporary means of political action—dates back to 411 BCE in Aristophanes’ play Lysistrata. The comedy displays an effort by Lysistrata to end ...

As cities worldwide emerge from the social and economic devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, urban planners have discovered a newfound enthusiasm for localized and pedestrianized urban life. In recent months, however, the concept of the ...

The 15-Minute Conspiracy

As cities worldwide emerge from the social and economic devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, urban planners have discovered a newfound enthusiasm for localized and pedestrianized urban life. In recent months, however, the concept of the ...

Ask any government statistician: The B-1 Bomber won us the Cold War. Not in the way you might think. No bomber ever dropped payloads over Russia, and the victory wasn’t overnight. But by its specific characteristics—anti-radar stealth, low-altitu...

Fighting With Numbers

Ask any government statistician: The B-1 Bomber won us the Cold War. Not in the way you might think. No bomber ever dropped payloads over Russia, and the victory wasn’t overnight. But by its specific characteristics—anti-radar stealth, low-altitu...

Debates about fertility rates rage around the world. India is no exception. As a country where family and children are valued above nearly all else, this fact is unsurprising. But focus on family often comes at great cost for India’s women. In a na...

After the Clock Stops Ticking

Debates about fertility rates rage around the world. India is no exception. As a country where family and children are valued above nearly all else, this fact is unsurprising. But focus on family often comes at great cost for India’s women. In a na...