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Oct. 17, 2016 The New Yorker

Oct. 17, 2016 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “Trump’s Other Tax Ploy” about his proposed tax break which is similar to every other Republican tax plan. Low taxes for the rich and big deficits and less help for the poor. “And his plan will only reinforce the image of the Republican party as the home of rich people something that has already started to worry a few Republicans.”

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Aug. 24, 2015 The New Yorker

On Aug. 24, 2015 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “The Short Term Myth” about how corporate executives cut long term research and development for their own short term gain.

Elizabeth Kolbert wrote “The Weight Of The World” about the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat leader Christiana Figures. She is trying to persuade over 190 countries to come up with an effective way to reduce carbon emissions. She is motivated by alarming scientific reports. “Scientists warned that the world was on track for an average global temperature increase of four degrees Celsius (more than seven degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of this century. Such a temperature increase, they predicted, would transform the globe into a patchwork of drowned cities, desertifying croplands, and collapsing ecosystems.” Economic growth must be decoupled from emissions with incentives for renewable energy.

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Nov. 24, 2014 The New Yorker

On Nov. 24, 2014, The New Yorker magazine had several interesting articles on technology.

James Surowiecki wrote “Valley Boys” about the overwhelming number of men in the tech industry and how difficult it is for women to get hired or rise to the top of high tech companies. “The result is a Catch-22: women need to act as ‘masculine’ to fit in, but get labelled as difficult and pushy if they do.” Diverse groups may be more difficult to manage but they are more innovative.

Lizzie Widdicombe wrote “The Programmer’s Price” about really talented programmers getting agents like in show business. Michael Solomon and Rishon Blumberg formed a talent company called 10x and tries to find programmers who are ten times better than ordinary programmers with the help of people like Altay Guvench. One good programmer can make or break your business. Spend the money.

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Oct. 20, 2014 The New Yorker

On Oct. 20, 2014, The New Yorker magazine had a James Surowiecki article “Content and Its Discontents.” It talked about Netflix and its shift from not only supplying content but creating it. Louis Menand’s “Crooner Rights Spat” deals with the current mess with copyright and intellectual property in the digital age.

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Sep. 22, 2014 The New Yorker

On Sep. 22, 2014 The New Yorker magazine had two articles of interest. James Surowiecki article “Home Free” discusses Utah’s Homeless Task Force with its director Lloyd Pendleton. Their Housing First program spends eight thousand dollars on permanent housing for the homeless versus twenty thousand for traditional homeless shelters. Who knew the solution for the homeless was…homes?

Jill Lepore’s “The Last Amazon” is about Wonder Woman and her roots in early twentieth century feminism.

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Aug. 4, 2014 The New Yorker

On Aug. 4, 2014, The New Yorker magazine had two interesting articles.

James Suroweicki wrote “Companies With Benefits” about B corporations. These are for-profit companies that are supposed to have social and business goals. Examples are Etsy, Patagonia, Seventh Generation and Warby Parker.

Nicholas Schmidle wrote “Crime Fiction” about people giving false confessions or testimony.

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Jul. 21, 2014 The New Yorker

On Jul. 21, 2014, The New Yorker magazine had two interesting articles.

Nicholas Lemann’s “The Hand On The Lever” is about Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

Louis Menand “The Sex Amendment” is about the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act amendment that recognized women’s rights in Title VII.

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Jul. 7, 2014 The New Yorker

On Jul. 7, 2014, The New Yorker magazine’s James Surowiecki wrote “Moaning Moguls” about the Committee for Economic Development (CED) which after WWII pushed for strong unions and big government programs so most people would benefit from capitalism. Reasonable and generous reforms would also blunt more radical reforms if people thought the rich were just getting richer at their expense.

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Jun. 23, 2014 The New Yorker

On Jun. 23, 2014, The New Yorker magazine’s Jill Lepore wrote “The Disruption Machine” about how all the talk about innovation is just that, a lot of talk.

Sarah Stillman wrote “Get Out Of Jail, Inc.” about seizing property, fining and jailing poor people. Essentially the wealthy have reinvented the debtor’s prison.

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