Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: 30 Nov, 2018

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles from the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -CA   World & Politics A Billionaire Backer and the Murky Finances of the AfD The AfD, Weidel insisted, had “not tried to cover anything up,” adding that careful records had been kept about all […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: Nov 23, 2018

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles from the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -CA   World & Politics The Land That Failed to Fail The world thought it could change China, and in many ways it has. But China’s success has been so spectacular that it has just […]

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Economics

The Reconn Reader: Nov 18, 2018

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles from the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -CA How Managers Should Respond When Bribes Are Business as Usual In markets with high corruption risk, front-line employees have little incentive to refuse a proposed kickback if it means failing to make their quota […]

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Economics, Society

Recent Read: “My Favorite Tax”

Joshua Brown has an excellent post on his “Reformed Broker” blog today on why he pays for quality journalism. I could not agree more. Each month, I pay for: New York Times The Atlantic Bloomberg Businessweek Jacobin American Affairs Foreign Affairs Prospect UK The New Yorker Le Monde The Economist AdAge MIT Tech Review HBR Fortune […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: Nov 9, 2018

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles from the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -CA Finland has just published everyone’s taxes on ‘National Jealousy Day’ So why make everyone’s tax bills – and earnings – public? It’s all to do with the government’s transparency laws. The idea is to […]

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Economics, Labor, Society

Is the American Middle Class Dead?

The term “middle class” is one heard and used all of the time, but rarely do we stop to question how that term is defined and whether that definition is really true. A recent Atlantic article by Caitlin Zaloom (Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University), does both of these things and her […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: Nov 2, 2018

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles from the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -CA Trumpism Comes to Brazil Why would Bolsonaro break so dramatically with tradition? To be sure, angry, exhausted voters in Brazil view anything that signals change positively. But the deeper answer lies in a dilemma […]

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Economics

Recent Read: “The Chinese century is well under way”

Don’t miss this interesting (and brief) analysis of China’s undisputed global influence from The Economist. Some highlights:   There is one economic metric on which China already ranks first. Measured at market exchange rates, China’s GDP is still 40% smaller than America’s. However, on a purchasing-power-parity (PPP) basis, which adjusts currencies so that a basket of […]

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