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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Economics, Science, Society, Technology

Reconn Reader: 22 March, 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 Brexit Borderlands The Irish Border by comparison has 208 official road crossings, mostly made up of country roads, along its 500km stretch. Some […]

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Culture, Education, Management, Society

The Myth of the Meritocracy (Part 2)

Last month I wrote a post about the way in which people from privileged backgrounds often receive tremendous advantages, which are invisible to the outside world. Little did I know that my argument was about to get a very public boost by a national cheating scandal that once again shows just how much the rich and powerful […]

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Business, Economics, Society, Technology

Reconn Reader: March 15, 209

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 Can Putin Fix Russia’s Sputtering Economy? The only other option for the Kremlin is to improve the business climate in ways that attract […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: Mar 9, 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 Worryingly Troubled Organisation: why the WTO is in serious peril The grim prospects of what trading with the EU on WTO terms alone […]

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