In 2016, this myopathy proved fatal to 20th-century American conservatism. Donald Trump vanquished a large Republican primary field with impeccable conservative credentials, and while he echoed the anti-government rhetoric Republicans are used to, his reasoning was starkly different. He is a monopolist, a throwback to classical conservatism, who wants the government to be his tool for maintaining power. His assertions that as president he cannot break the law are perfectly in line with old-world monarchs such as Louis XIV, and his arbitrary policy choices mirror their initiatives, seeking to award economic benefits to those who please him. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump is embracing a traditional strain of conservatism. Just not the one you think.
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It was already problematic, and now all the indicators are that the gates will open and there won’t be any controls on who gets weapons that are legally exported. John Lindsay-Poland, gun violence researcher Under the current version of the Arms Export Control Act, the State Department issues licenses and attempts to monitor the flow of U.S. firearms, including who ultimately receives exported guns. Larger arms exports are also subject to scrutiny from Congress and the public, a system that has at times effectively prevented firearms from ending up in the hands of corrupt governments, terrorist organizations and especially violent foreign law enforcement bodies. … [Read more...] about Trump Opens Door For U.S. Gun Industry To Sell More Firearms Abroad
Speaking at the session, PM Phuc hailed Viettel as an exemplary model of good governance and qualified workforce. Viettel Chairman Major General Nguyen Manh Hung said with nearly 100 million subscribers, Viettel has become one of the world’s 15 largest telecom providers. The group has expanded its operations to telecom electronic industry, high-tech weapon industry and cyber security industry, he said. Its telecom electronic and high-tech weapon industries have brought home VND12 trillion (US$528.6 million) in revenue, he said, adding that Viettel also built a national firewall to screen spams and launched a round-the-clock cyber security surveillance system. Hung said Viettel is striving to become a strong telecom corporation with an annual growth of 10-15 percent by 2020, earning VND350-400 trillion (US$15.4-US$17.6 billion) and pre-tax profit of VND50-55 trillion and becoming one of the top 10 telecom firms in the world. The PM described Viettel as a model … [Read more...] about PM Phuc commends Viettel’s achievements
Look at other countries, such as China, where street vendors use QR codes to charge customers and even a beggar accepts donations via an app on the smart phone. Of course, Vietnam needs to do more to achieve, but we face barriers. Banks are willing, but the limited presence of payment processing or point of sale (POS) units at public places hinders overall efforts. POS units need to be installed at more service provision points. More retailers have to be willing to accept bank card, credit card, payment via QR code and e-wallet. … [Read more...] about Industry 4.0 tech essential to build cashless economy
Law firms too have begun to look at imbibing efficiency into their businesses in a bid to change the culture of the firms and the way their lawyers think about the work and clients. In the UK, the legal profession is said to have reached a tipping point. Lawyers have taken to developing their own technology (such as Artificial Intelligence) with the realization that becoming efficient does not mean “commoditising their services”. Despite unpredictable market conditions, UK law firms seem to be thriving. According to the Law Society Gazette, for the top four UK-founded Magic Circle firms, there has been an average increase in turnover by 3.9 per cent, Notably, some of this success is being attributed to adoption of technology by lawyers. In US, with the traditional law firm business model coming under stress, the legal industry is responding with developing knowledge management systems and finding ways to outline workflows and processes. Responding to the emerging future of … [Read more...] about Technology & Innovation: Trends Transforming The Legal Industry