The King of Pop, the artist’s muse

The King of Pop, the artist’s muse

THE National Portrait Gallery in London has struggled of late. The number of visitors fell by a third last year compared with 2016, and cost-cutting has led to voluntary redundancies. Nicholas Cullinan joined the institution as director in 2015 from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and he committed to attracting a younger…

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Why the world should adopt a basic income

Why the world should adopt a basic income

A BASIC income (BI) is defined as a modest, regular payment to every legal resident in the community, paid unconditionally as a right, regardless of income, employment or relationship status. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the case for BI does not rest on the assumption that robots and artificial intelligence will cause mass unemployment or that…

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Why Supreme Court justices serve such long terms

Why Supreme Court justices serve such long terms

WITH Justice Anthony Kennedy’s 30 years on the bench ending this month a few days after his 82nd birthday and a partisan fight brewing in the Senate over his successor, public attention has again focused on a quirk of America’s judiciary: the staggeringly long careers of Supreme Court justices. Article III is by far the…

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