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Healthcare

Purdue: Drug Company or Genocidal Maniac?

By David Dittman - Jan 13, 2017

What do you do when a pharmaceutical company creates a drug that doesn’t do what it says, the FDA approves it… and then thousands of people die?

Politics

The Two-Party System is Dying… But What Will Replace It?

By David Dittman - Jan 12, 2017

Trump’s election represents a rejection of our country’s bipartisan hubris. But what new ideas will replace the old as the two-party system slowly dies?

Trump Administration

Trump’s Defense Picks Are Already at War… With Each Other

By David Dittman - Jan 10, 2017

Donald Trump has picked Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis to lead the Department of Defense and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as his National Security Adviser. But the two men don’t like each other.

Self-Driving Cars

Will Driverless Cars Kill Their Masters?

By David Dittman - Jan 9, 2017

The intersection of ride-sharing algorithms, self-driving cars, and artificial intelligence is a great metaphor for the food chain. There’s always a bigger fish.

Space Travel

Elon Musk Is the Madman We Need

By David Dittman - Jan 6, 2017

We already know that the future of humanity rests on our ability to colonize the cosmos. It’s just a matter of who can get there first. Will it be NASA or acclaimed engineer/entrepreneur/impresario Elon Musk?

Internet of Things

Why 5G Wireless Technology Is Buzzing in Las Vegas

By David Dittman - Jan 5, 2017

As this year’s Consumer Electronics Show gets underway in Las Vegas, we look at the onset of 5G wireless technology, which will boost connectivity speeds by 100 times and be critical to power the Internet of Things.

Obesity

Is Stephen Hawking Full of Sh*t?

By David Dittman - Jan 4, 2017

Stephen Hawking may know more about cosmology, general relativity, and quantum gravity than anyone on Earth — but his reductionist theory on obesity is full of potholes.

Small-Cap Stocks

Wall Street Daily: What’s the Big Idea?!

By David Dittman - Jan 3, 2017

Since July 2015, Wall Street Daily has worked to untangle the mythology of the small-cap stock market — the good, the bad, the exceptional.

Gifts

It’s the Most Wonderful Time-Wasters of the Year

By David Dittman - Dec 23, 2016

Check out our guide to holiday amusement — whether it’s space travel, sea monsters, Sahara snow, or Star Wars cinema, we’ve got you covered.

Hacking

Fatal Disasters: Hacking the Internet of Things

By David Dittman - Dec 22, 2016

The Internet of Things makes everything vulnerable to cyber attacks. It’s just a matter of time before hacked webcams become hacked hospitals. And that’s when the body count begins.

SPECIAL SITUATIONS

When Silicon Valley and Trump Tower Collide

By David Dittman - Dec 21, 2016

Trump’s meeting with top tech execs confirms a simple truth: All their ships are sailing in the same direction.

Foreign Policy

Our Bully Pulpit Is Still Pretty Impressive

By David Dittman - Dec 20, 2016

Donald Trump controls an incredibly powerful global force… and that’s just his Twitter account. Wait until he takes the oath on January 20, 2017, and becomes commander in chief of U.S. military forces.