"Even if a People’s Vote is called for, the specific options on the ballot are incredibly important. (...) A poorly executed second referendum could divide the country even further, and create more problems than it solves.”
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Josh Chafetz, a professor at Cornell Law School, says the 1604 decision “both forestalls the sort of dilatory tactics that keep the House from turning to other business and also makes it harder for the Crown to keep bullying members until they vote the way that it wants.”
“We’re at the beginning of understanding how we could balance commercial interests with helping users as individuals,” explains Longqi Yang, a Ph.D. student at Cornell Tech who worked on the project.
Natalie Mahowald, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences in the College of Engineering, says that a 12-year time frame is a “robust number for trying to cut emissions” and to keep the increase in warming under current levels. But she says sketching out unduly dire consequences is not “helpful to solving the problem.”
In this op-ed from Steven Strogatz, professor of applied mathematics for the College of Arts & Sciences, he argues that the famous mathematical ratio, estimated to more than 22 trillion digits (and counting), is the perfect symbol for our species’ long effort to tame infinity.
“While it may be tempting to design such robots for optimal productivity, engineers and managers need to take into consideration how the robots’ performance may affect the human workers’ effort and attitudes toward the robot and even toward themselves,” explains Guy Hoffman, the senior author of the study and assistant professor for the College of Engineering.
“I can see the UAW saying, we’ve given up so much money on other things and we’ve tried to claw back some of that, and now you’re saying we need to make up for a 40 percent hit on health care,” says Arthur Wheaton, director of the Worker Institute at Cornell University. “I think you’re talking strike.”
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