The Daily Populous

Monday January 20th, 2020 evening edition

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Biden, who is currently campaigning to become the Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential election, shared his opinions in an interview with the New York Times.

As for which game executive Biden was referring to as a creep, Kotaku has some theories about who the person might be, including EA’s then-CEO John Riccitiello.

“And then one of these righteous people said to me that, you know, 'We are the economic engine of America.

And fortunately I had done a little homework before I went and I said, you know, I find it fascinating,” Biden continued.

During 2013, while he was vice president, he proposed an additional tax on violent media, including violent games.

Despite numerous studies showing no link between violent video games and real-life violent crimes, we’ve seen several politicians suggesting extra taxes be added to the titles.

It led to the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) saying that games should not be made a scapegoat for the gun violence problem. »

People no longer believe working hard will lead to a better life, survey shows

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The 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer - now in its 20th year - has found many people no longer believe working hard will give them a better life.

Despite strong economic performance, a majority of respondents in every developed market do not believe they will be better off in five years' time.

This means that economic growth no longer appears to drive trust, at least in developed markets - upending the conventional wisdom. »

Puerto Rico fires two more officials after Hurricane Maria aid found unused amid current earthquake aftermath

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On Sunday, Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez fired two more officials in the most recent development since anger broke out over a viral video showing unused emergency supplies – allegedly left-over aid from Hurricane Maria – sitting in a warehouse in the southern coastal city of Ponce.


The U.S. had temporarily retained some federal funds for Maria relief amid concerns of corruption and mismanagement. »