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, 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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Society, Technology

Recent Read: “Misinformation Has Created a New World Disorder”

Don’t miss the excellent and thought-provoking analysis by Claire Wardle (U.S. director at the nonprofit First Draft) on Scientific American. Some highlights:   During the past three years the discussion around the causes of our polluted information ecosystem has focused almost entirely on actions taken (or not taken) by the technology companies. But this fixation […]

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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, 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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