Look Back in Anger: Abuse Claims, Pension Strikes, Talkative Robots

Look Back in Anger: Abuse Claims, Pension Strikes, Talkative Robots

Skimm This - December 5, 2019 - 13:03

A handful of states are passing laws to help victims of child sexual abuse seek justice. We’ll explain why one new law in New Jersey could end up helping victims across the country. Meanwhile, French workers took to the streets to protest a proposed change to the pension system. We’ll connect the dots between France’s recent history of protests and how this new one is playing out. Also on today’s show: the positives and negatives of negative interest rates, and a rebooted robot returns to space.

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