Economics

Recent Read: “The Economics of Sports Gambling”

Don’t miss this interesting analysis by Stephen J. Dubner of the economics of sports and sports gambling. Some highlights: Fantasy sports are wildly popular in the United States and Canada, but the fever has spread. India has 100 million players, with cricket being the most popular sport. Here, the most popular sport is football, but you can also […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: 28 September, 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 Many east Germans see themselves as second-class citizens Christian Hirte, the government commissioner for eastern Germany, insisted that the real situation in the […]

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Economics, Society

The Reconn Reader: 21 September, 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 What Nigerian cities can learn from the rest of the world Second, it is important to change the narrative. In reality, there is no […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: 13 September, 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 Has Europe Reached Peak Populism? To be sure, ruling right-wing nationalist parties scored spectacular victories in the European Parliament election in Poland and […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: 6 September, 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 Fiasco: the inside story of the Brexit talks Whitehall was alert to the dangers. Privately, Rogers warned that it might take a decade […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

Reconn Reader: 30 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 Is Hong Kong’s rich, obedient neighbor China’s new golden child? Tung Chee-hwa, then Hong Kong’s leader, eventually resigned in the middle of his […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: August 25, 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 How Germany Became the Country of Cars Exploring Germany’s place in automotive history was what brought me to the industrial heartland of the […]

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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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