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Worst case for climate change isn't realistic

Commentary / World Dec 28, 2019

Worst case for climate change isn't realistic

In recent years, much of the commentary about climate change has gone from sternly serious to wildly despairing. A new report from the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that the effects of climate change are accelerating and that the world has barely ...

Four-day workweek could be just what Japan needs

Business | Commentary Nov 11, 2019

Four-day workweek could be just what Japan needs

In the sitcom "The Office," a bumbling manager spends much of his time distracting the hapless employees of a paper company's local sales branch. Somehow, despite all the antics that seem to interfere with getting anything done, the branch consistently manages to be the ...