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Dragon Ball Z And Hip-Hop

Dragon Ball Z And Hip-Hop

At first thought, Dragon Ball—the Japanese animated series created in 1986 by Akira Toriyama—doesn’t seem to have much overlap with hip-hop culture. The series follows pure-hearted martial artist Goku and his circle of supernatural fighters as they defend planet... read more
The Latino West

The Latino West

Abstract Latin America is a mysterious and somewhat enigmatic region of the globe. Latin America is home to beautiful landscapes, abundant natural resources, Capitalism, Socialism, Communism, Exploitation, Catholicism, Colonialism and more. Latin America is undoubtedly one of the most interesting... read more
The Jeff Bezos Empire

The Jeff Bezos Empire

With a fortune largely tied to his 78.9 million shares of Amazon, the net worth of Jeff Bezos continues to be on the rise. In November, Bezos became only the 2nd man in history to amass a 12-figure net... read more
The Story Behind Bitcoin

The Story Behind Bitcoin

When it comes to finance, if belief supersedes reason then it’s called speculation. When it comes to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies — are belief and faith trumping reason and logic? The answer is yes. Robert Shiller, an economics professor... read more
Pentagon Deploys Terrorist-Hunting A.I.

Pentagon Deploys Terrorist-Hunting A.I.

Someday, future sentient artificial intelligence (AI) systems may reflect on their early indentured servitude for the human military-industrial complex with little to no nostalgia. But we’ll worry about that when the day comes. For now, let’s continue writing algorithms that... read more
Credit Score = Your Life

Credit Score = Your Life

Years ago, I had occasion to get to know Jason Ohler, a professor at the University of Alaska and a former student and protégé of Marshall “The medium is the message” McLuhan. Like McLuhan, Jason realized that technology is more... read more
Citigroup Asks ‘What If?’

Citigroup Asks ‘What If?’

One month ago, Citi’s credit team laid out its outlook for the coming year in what – in our opinion – was one of the gloomiest reports for the coming year, and included the following fascinating revelation according to which... read more