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  • Why We Should Phase Out Nukes
    July 10, 2017

    Nuclear power has always been too dangerous to mess with, but the risk just took an upward quantum leap. The cyberattack on Kansas’s Wolf Creek reactor and other reactors has failed (so far), but that is not especially reassuring.   FACT 1: using existing computer science, no computer in industrial use anywhere can be made acceptably safe from ...

  • Some Perfectly Legal Industries We Could Do Better Entirely Without
    July 6, 2017

    Coal mining (after a brief transition) “Free” financial advisors Hedge and high-risk funds Health insurance companies (after a brief transition) High speed stock market traders “Investment” mints Payday loans Private military arms dealers Private student loans Private prisons Profit-making universities Telemarketers State lottery operators Vulture capitalists

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