Columns

A UN treaty guarantees youth rights ­everywhere on earth except the United States

October 18, 2019

Jessica Taft, University of California, Santa Cruz (THE CONVERSATION) - Fifteen kids from a dozen countries, including Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, recently brought a formal complaint to the United Nations. They're arguing that climate change violates ...

Andrew Yang's 'freedom dividend' echoes a1930s basic income proposal that reshaped Social Security

October 18, 2019

Edwin Amenta, University of California, Irvine (THE CONVERSATION) — Entrepreneur and political novice Andrew Yang is hoping a wild gambit will help him win the Democratic presidential nomination: give 10 American families US$1,000 a month. The announcement ...

Relaxing the rules for ­business writing

October 18, 2019

Carolyn Lavin, BridgeTower Media Newswires Some live by the saying “rules are meant to be broken,” while others follow rules to the letter. Grammar gurus and lawyers alike typically fall into the latter camp. After all, the rules of writing, style ...

Indicators of future returns

October 18, 2019

Daniel Lippincott, BridgeTower Media Newswires Returns on stocks and bonds have been quite impressive over the past 10 years ending Sept. 30, 2019. In fact, stocks (as measured by the S&P 500 Index) have had a total return just over 13% per year, while ...

Law firms adopting technology for better security, document search

October 18, 2019

Matthew Reitz, BridgeTower Media Newswires Much like other industries, the legal world is rapidly adopting new technologies to improve efficiencies, better serve clients and, ultimately, to maintain security and remain profitable in an ultra-competitive industry. Long ...

In 'SIM swap,' criminals really have your number

October 18, 2019

Liz Weston, NerdWallet If you're not familiar with SIM swap fraud, prepare to be terrified. This scam, also known as port-out or SIM splitting fraud, allows criminals to hijack your cell phone number. Once they have your number, the bad guys can clean out ...