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Unintended Consequences

Debunked: Bernie's Second Big Myth About Hillary's Foreign Policy Record

Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman | Posted 04.21.2017 | Politics
Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman

Unfortunately, Hillary's primary opponent has built another falsehood on top of his earlier one, and he took it for a spin at last week's Democratic debate. It goes something like this.

The Republican Race and the Politics of Unintended Consequences

Terry Newell | Posted 02.28.2017 | Politics
Terry Newell

The rise of Trump and Cruz is the result of political miscalculation -- the failure of the Republican party to think long term about the implications of a strategy and its possible unintended consequences.

Open Prison America: L.A.'s Bizarre Safe Storage Rule Means Cops Will Have to Deal with More Armed Homeowners Seeking to Avoid Committing a Misdemeanor

Dennis Santiago | Posted 08.07.2016 | Los Angeles
Dennis Santiago

Laws have the weirdest consequences that their proponents somehow seem to never think through.

Little Brother's Big Moment

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

It's not that data-collecting services don't have dark risks for personal privacy. Everyone knows that. But now that everyone knows that, what's it worth to you to take that risk?

Can Wisdom Save Us? Why It Has To (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

Although almost everyone fears the effects of climate change and deplores the inaction of governments around the world, neither attitude gets us any c...

Get Out! - The Only Sane Response to the Islamic State

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics
David J. Dunn, PhD

The Islamic State (ISIS) proves the law of unintended consequences. Congratulations America! We killed Christianity in the Middle East and unleashed a terror organization with far greater reach and power than Al Qaeda ever possessed.

Ending Teacher Tenure Could Cause More Problems Than It Solves

Dale Hansen | Posted 08.31.2014 | Education
Dale Hansen

While attempting to give all students access to a high quality of education is an admirable goal, Judge Treu appears to be living in an information vacuum since the data on tenure and retention of bad teachers are hardly as definitive and causational as he seems to believe it is.

The Dodgers, Time Warner Cable, and Blistering Unintended Consequences: A Lesson for All Organizations

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Gene Del Vecchio

The Los Angeles Dodgers are taking a beating, and I am not talking about their uneven on-field performance. Yes, given that they have the most expensi...

Health Care Reform and the Laws of Unintended Consequences

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Steven M. Gillon

The Affordable Health Care for America Act of 2010 will generate the same unintended consequences that have shaped, distorted, and even perverted so many other important pieces of legislation in our nation's history.

The Book Of Ed

Howard Fineman | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

Ed Conard's book Unintended Consequences is on The New York Times best-seller list, but it was hard to find at my neighborhood Washington bookstore, Politics and Prose, deep in what you could call Obama Country. That's too bad. Mitt Romney is running his campaign so close to the vest as to be nearly invisible. The theory is to disappear, leaving President Obama to run against himself and his record on the economy. So if you want to know where Romney is coming from, you need to read not only the Book of Mormon and clips from The Boston Globe and his tax returns, you also need to read Conard's technical but fervent paean to the folks whom the soon-to-be Republican presidential nominee reverently calls "the job creators." That is: America's wealthiest and yearning-to-be-wealthiest.

What To Do About Egypt? Try 'Let My People Go!'

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

When faced with humankind's diversity, our nations have consistently tried to suppress or coerce the "other", and manipulated world events for our own benefit, and look what it's got us.

PHOTOS: 'Unintended Consequence' Exhibit Opens

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Thursday night, the pop-up event space The Openhouse Gallery hosted an exhibit called 'Unintended Consequences' about the links between the digital an...

Google and CIA Invest in a Minority Report-Like Technology That May Make Our World a Less Certain Place

Bob Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Bob Jacobson

The CIA and Google are now in cahoots to invest in a new company called Recorded Future -- a real-life version of Minority Report. It's purpose is to know the present and predict the future, totally.

When Is it Art? The Age-Old Question in a Crazy New Context

Carine Fabius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Carine Fabius

So, it turns out that the City of Los Angeles has been buffing (or painting over) hundreds of murals since 2007 because of a mind-bending poster case for the law of unintended consequences.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Jason Linkins

Urban Dictionary Presents New Challenge For Brand Marketers | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Branding! It used to be so much simpler. Times were that you could call your product "Verizon" or "Comcast" and while your name might be associated wi...

Excuse Me, But That Nuclear Plant Has Its Hand On Your Wallet

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Sindell

So let's say you're considering putting up a huge solar panel farm in the middle of Georgia- like 8 billion dollars huge. And what's the worst thing you could imagine that could happen? A cloudy day? Rust? A tornado? A plane crashes into it? For a small amount of money that gigantic solar farm would be repaired, and would go right back to making cheap power.

The Supreme Court Makes The Supreme Sacrifice: Jim Lehrer Goes First

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gerald Sindell

I've always wondered about the ulterior motives of the companies that sponsor The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer, now simply called PBS NewsHour.