When Anarchists Were Terrorists
(Bloomberg View) -- The Lessons of America's 'First Age of Terror'
In the waning years of the 19th century, a spate of bombings by anarchists raised fears of an enemy within. Stephen Mihm revists an era when ideologues bombed New York City on a monthly basis, and fears about immigration were high.
How Self-Driving Cars Will Change Urban Life
Autonomous vehicles will reshape American cities; the only question is how. Conor Sen foresees a world with idling fleets of robot cars and upper-middle-class NIMBYs doing battle over repurposed parking garages.
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Please Don't Call It a Blockchain If It Isn't One
Accenture found a way to make the blockchain more appealing to high finance -- and take away its distinctive blockchain-ness in the process. The bigger issue, Elaine Ou says, is that the technology behind Bitcoin won't solve all the financial world's problems.
Japan's Central Bank Experiments at the Wrong Time
The Bank of Japan hasn't always been at the forefront of experimental monetary policy, but it's gotten edgier recently and on Wednesday pushed the envelope even further. Mohamed El-Erian warns that the BOJ might have stumbled into a lose-lose-lose situation. (Wondering what the yield curve is, and why Japan's central bank is targeting it? Bloomberg QuickTake has you covered.)
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