USDR Newsstand: What We are Reading

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By Kelly Leung, Associate Editor, USDR.

Our periodical feature of what our editors, contributors, and readers are recommending.

How artificial stupidity can kill us all– This writer makes a case for not fearing artificial intelligence but fearing “artificial stupidity.” He references an Oxford philosopher and several other sources that justify and feed his fear. Source: reason.com

Can Apple Music steal radio’s last advantage?– Imagine driving with no radio– most people can’t. Apple’s new Beats 1 may be pushing radio out of the music scene. Source: wired.com

Reynolds: nullifying juries more interested in justice than some prosecutors– In this opinion piece, a law professor explains why he thinks that jury nullification and prosecutorial discretion allow for the jury and the prosecution to have basically the same power when it comes to letting somebody go free in a court case. If jurors could acquit,  prosecutors would be weakened. Source:usatoday.com

Trump’s attack on McCain demeans veterans– Donald Trump had never served a day in the military, he avoided service through the deferment process. Trump’s remarks targeted towards John McCain show his ignorance of military affairs and leave some saying that his comments regarding veterans had no value. In fact, McCain was influential when it came to pushing Congress to adopt veterans legislation. Source:cnn.com

The game of chicken behind low oil prices- Oil prices in the US are now at a six year low. Saudi Arabia, one of the leading oil producers in the world, seems to be gambling with the US, which would likely lead to revenue losses in the oil industry upwards of trillions of dollars. Source: theatlantic.com

All opinions expressed on USDR are those of the author and not necessarily those of US Daily Review.
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