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Tuesday January 1st, 2019 day edition

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Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 agenda: break up monopolies, give workers control over corporations, fight big pharma

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Warren does not see herself as a socialist and has in interviews rejected the label by saying she is a “capitalist to my bones.”

“Today, in market after market, competition is dying as a handful of giant companies gain more and more market share.”.

That plan rejects the Affordable Care Act’s market-based approach to health insurance that allows consumers to buy plans on open exchanges. »

Industrial farming is one of the worst crimes in history

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When the first humans reached Australia about 45,000 years ago, they quickly drove to extinction 90% of its large animals.

Today, more than 90% of all large animals are domesticated (“large” denotes animals that weigh at least a few kilograms).

If you measure success in terms of numbers, chickens, cows and pigs are the most successful animals ever. »

Pokemon CEO: Developing For Nintendo Switch Was Tougher Than We Thought

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One of the things discussed was Pokemon Let’s GO Pikachu/Eevee, the first mainline Pokemon game to ever appear on a Nintendo home console.

Ishihara said making a mainline game on Nintendo Switch was “more difficult than what we expected”.

Ishihara joked some on the team could have believed it was “5 times harder” to make a Pokemon game on Switch, as compared to making a Pokemon game on a handheld such as Nintendo 3DS. »

The Financial Times' profile: 5 takeaways

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Online matchmaking has evolved from a niche service smacking vaguely of desperation to an increasingly effective, socially acceptable way to find a mate.

Digital romance was "once a seedy corner of the internet," Gelles writes, but "online dating has come of age," and today it's "nearly as commonplace as e-commerce."

Match founder Gary Kremen says he designed the site with women in mind, and he really knew his venture was a success when his own girlfriend left him for another man she met on Match. »