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Wachstum in Verfassung: Juristen zerpflücken Regierungsplan

Posted by hkarner - 25. Mai 2017

András Szigetvari24. Mai 2017, 08:38, derstandard.at

Die Verankerung eines Staatsziels Wachstum in Österreichs Verfassung sorgt unter Juristen für Empörung. So werde der Spielraum der Gerichte noch größer

Wien – Selten hat eine so kleine Gesetzesänderung die Wogen in Österreich derart hochgehen lassen. Als eine Folge des Streits um den Bau der dritten Piste am Flughafen Wien-Schwechat wollen SPÖ und ÖVP, wie berichtet, die Verfassung ändern. Die Bedeutung des Wirtschaftsstandorts soll hervorgehoben werden. Zwei Neuerungen sind geplant. Ein 2013 in Kraft getretenes Verfassungsgesetz „über Nachhaltigkeit, Tierschutz, Umweltschutz, Sicherstellung der Wasser- und Lebensmittelversorgung und Forschung“ soll in „Bundesverfassungsgesetz über Staatsziele“ umbenannt werden. Zudem wird ein neues Staatsziel in das Gesetz aufgenommen, wonach sich die Republik „zu Wachstum, Beschäftigung und einem wettbewerbsfähigen Wirtschaftsstandort bekennt“.

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Awakening from the Trump Nightmare

Posted by hkarner - 25. Mai 2017

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Confronting Europe’s Illiberals

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INSURANCE: WHERE HUMANS STILL RULE OVER MACHINES

Posted by hkarner - 25. Mai 2017

Date: 24-05-2017
Source: The Wall Street Journal

American International Group Inc. uses one of the industry’s leading algorithmic models to determine how much companies should pay for insurance.

It just doesn’t trust what the model computes on its own.

As part of an approach it started rolling out last year, the global insurance conglomerate pairs its models with human underwriters. The approach reflects the company’s belief that human judgment is still needed in sizing up most of the midsize to large businesses that it insures. AIG even has a nickname for underwriters who keep the same price as the model every time: “flat liners.”
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Eurozone Manufacturing Adds Jobs at Fastest Pace in 20 Years

Posted by hkarner - 25. Mai 2017

Date: 24-05-2017
Source: The Wall Street Journal

German business sentiment also improves, reflecting a ‘euphoric’ mood

The latest PMI figures are the first to cover the period since Emmanuel Macron, above, was elected president of France on May 7, defeating the anti-euro Marine Le Pen.

The eurozone’s economic recovery maintained its recent, stronger momentum in May as the currency area’s manufacturing sector added jobs at the fastest pace in 20 years while German businesses were more optimistic than at any time since 1991.

Data firm IHS Markit said its composite Purchasing Managers Index for the eurozone, based on a survey of 5,000 companies, was unchanged at 56.8 in May, remaining at a six-year high. A reading above 50.0 signals an increase in activity, while a reading below signals a decline. Economists had expected the measure to fall very slightly. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Electric Cars Could Be Cheaper Than Internal Combustion by 2030

Posted by hkarner - 25. Mai 2017

Date: 24-05-2017
Source: Technology Review

Tesla gets the headlines, but big battery factories are being built all over the world, driving down prices.

Battery production is booming, and Tesla is far from the only game in town.

According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, global battery production is forecast to more than double between now and 2021. The expansion is in turn driving prices down, good news both for the budding electric-car industry and for energy companies looking to build out grid-scale storage to back up renewable forms of energy.

While Tesla gets tons of attention for its “gigafactories”—one in Nevada that will produce batteries, and another in New York that will produce solar panels—the fact is, the company has a lot of battery-building competition. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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