The online retail giant wants to deliver products to your door in 30 minutes via tiny unmanned aircraft; the minimum wage in the U.S. has decreased in the last 40 years; meanwhile, Canada and France assisted the NSA in its spying schemes, according to the latest leaks from Edward Snowden. These discoveries and more below.
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10 Things We’ve Learned About Taste
Most Americans said they are grateful for many things–except, chances are, for the one thing they should be most thankful for when they sit down to the table.
‘Such An Economy Kills’
The other day the new Roman Catholic Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (which translates as “The Joy of the Gospel”) was posted.
Minimum Wage Indeed
As Arindrajit Dube explains: As a result of legislative inaction, inflation-adjusted minimum wages in the United States have declined in both absolute and relative terms for most of the past four decades.