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May 25, 2015 The New Yorker

On May 25, 2015 The New Yorker’s Jill Lepore wrote “To Have And To Hold” about the 1965 Supreme Court decision Griswold v. Connecticut. The decision legalized the use of contraception on the grounds of privacy.

David Owen wrote “Where The River Runs Dry” about the drought and humans using so much of the Colorado river that water almost never gets to the ocean.

Emily Nussbaum wrote “Good Night” about David Letterman’s thirty year career on television.

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May 14, 2012 The New Yorker

On May 14, 2012 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “Invisible Hand Greased Palm” about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) of 1977. Multinational corporations used to engage in corruption like bribery without fear of prosecution at home. They have learned that corruption increases business costs. It can be fought with transparency and broad enforcement of existing laws.

Nick Paumgarten wrote “Here’s Looking At You” about the rise of drones and surveillance.

David Owen wrote “The Artificial Leaf” about Daniel Nocera’s efforts to use artificial photosynthesis to create sustainable energy. He wants solar powered electrolysis to separate the hydrogen atoms from oxygen atoms in water to create cheap energy.

Larissa MacFarquhar wrote “When Giants Fail” about Clayton Christensen who created the Innovator’s Dilemma.

Michael Specter wrote “Climate Fixers” about various risky strategies to stop global warming. The cure might be worse than disease.

Joan Acocella wrote “The English Wars” about the American Heritage Dictionary and changing usage in the English language.

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Dec. 20, 2010 The New Yorker

On Dec. 20, 2010 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “Groupon Clipping” about Internet companies trying remain relevant or part of the next big thing like Google trying to buy Groupon.

Michael Specter wrote “The Doomsday Strain” about scientist Nathan Wolfe’s searching the world for new diseases and cures.

David Owen wrote “The Efficiency Dilemma” about US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and the idea that increasing energy efficiency might mean we just use more energy.

Pankaj Mishra wrote “Staying Power” about Mao Zedong’s rise in China.

Caleb Crain wrote “Tea And Antipathy” about the real Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution.

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