Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: 16 August, 2019

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles I’ve come across in the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. Inclusion does not mean endorsement. -CA   World & Politics In game of Brexit chicken, Boris Johnson driving a Mini, Brussels is driving a bus He’s currently pretending to play a chicken game […]

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Economics, History, Management, Society

Recent Read: “In order to understand the brutality of American capitalism, you have to start on the plantation.”

Don’t miss this impressive (and enlightening) article by Princeton’s Matthew Desmond from NYT’s new “1619 Project.” Some highlights:   Perhaps you’re reading this at work, maybe at a multinational corporation that runs like a soft-purring engine. You report to someone, and someone reports to you. Everything is tracked, recorded and analyzed, via vertical reporting systems, double-entry record-keeping […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: 19 July, 2019

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles I’ve come across in the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. Inclusion does not mean endorsement. -CA   World & Politics Europe risks irrelevance in the age of great power competition Looking ahead, there is no reason to suppose that the global situation the […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: 12 July, 2019

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles I’ve come across in the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. Inclusion does not mean endorsement. -CA   World & Politics NEW WORKERS OF THE WORLD You will never stop us poaching, never, ever, ever, see. In our minds, f— their concerns, ’cause this […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: 5 July, 2019

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles I’ve come across in the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. Inclusion does not mean endorsement. -CA   World & Politics The global crisis in conservatism Conservatives respect business and are prudent stewards of the economy, because prosperity underpins everything. Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: 28 June, 2019

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles I’ve come across in the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. Inclusion does not mean endorsement. -CA   World & Politics Did we ever really understand how the EU works? The EU27’s whole approach to the talks, in other words, underlined how the politics […]

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Economics, Education, Society

Recent Read: “College is a Racket”

The March 25th issue of Bloomberg BusinessWeek had an interesting profile of Rebecca Kantar, the founder of startup Imbellus and a crusader to change the way educational systems measure potential and performance. A Harvard dropout, Kanter is convinced that today’s SAT and SCT regimens are deeply flawed, poor predictors of college performance and that higher-ed […]

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Economics, Science, Society, Technology

Reconn Reader: March 29, 2019

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles I’ve come across in the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. Inclusion does not mean endorsement. -CA   World & Politics Digital India: Technology to transform a connected nation Global and local digital businesses have recognized the opportunity in India and are creating services […]

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