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FAST FIVE: An Empire Self-Destructs

The Spanish Empire began with productivity and expanded through the use of its large armada of ships, looting the New World of its gold. The British Empire began through localized productivity and grew through its creation of colonies worldwide – colonies that it exploited, bringing the wealth back to England Read more…

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FAST FIVE: Walmart Testing Robots For Fulfilling Grocery Orders

Meet Alphabot, the system working alongside associates: https://t.co/zTwv13124M pic.twitter.com/50dWk6Alcc – Walmart Inc. (@WalmartInc) January 8, 2020 The new robot is called Alphabot, and it's ten times faster than a human worker – this would increase productivity in the warehouse, driving down the need for new hires during peak holiday periods Read more…

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FAST FIVE: The Politics Behind Banning Russia From The Olympics

One case in point is the January 2 Reuters article “Use 1992 Yugoslavia Precedent for Russians in Tokyo – Historian”. Going back further, Russian Winter Olympic participation in 2006 was at 190, with its 2002 contingent at 151, 1998 having 122 and 1994 (Russia's first formal Winter Olympic appearance as Russia) 113. The aforementioned Reuters Read more…