Facebook Doesn’t Get It

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Facebook Doesn’t Get It

New York TimesMar. 21, 2018
This article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can sign up here to receive the newsletter each weekday. The election of Donald Trump was so shocking — and damaging to the country — that many people went looking for a scapegoat. There was a long list of candidates. Hillary’s flawed campaign.
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Op-Ed | Blockchains Could Upend the Fashion Business

The Business of Fashion7 hours ago
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Secret funds paid for souvenirs, opinion poll, ex-officials say

Asahi Shimbun2 hours ago
One source who used to be in the inner circle of a prime minister said, “An opinionpoll was conducted using the secret funds to decide the timing to announce the dissolution of the Lower House (for a general election).” But another source denied that allegation, saying the funds were “not used in the …
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When a robot writes your news, what happens to democracy?

CNNFeb. 27, 2018
A win-win for marketers, advertisers and readers — but a giant loss for democracy as we know it, because it will take away the core of what makes democracies successful: well-informed citizens, who form opinions not by simply reading articlesthey agree with, but by examining that which they don’t agree …
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Why Is Trump So Afraid of Russia?

New York TimesMar. 21, 2018
The former C.I.A. director John Brennan pulled no punches on Wednesday when he was asked why President Trump had congratulated his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for his victory in a rigged election, even after Mr. Trump’s national security staff warned him not to. “I think he’s afraid of the …

Why I write

Inquirer.net19 hours ago
Writing articles weekly and submitting them to Inquirer.net for publication has been part of my life for 17 years now. It can be fun, difficult, frustrating and satisfying – something I wonder how I got into it and why I keep at it. In the first place, it is not a source of income; it brings no monetary compensation and …
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An End to the Class vs. Race Debate

New York TimesMar. 21, 2018
A new study rebuts a widely shared view that racial disparities in social mobility are economic inequalities in disguise — the belief that if we address class issues, we can fix racism. The report, by the Stanford economist Raj Chetty, the Harvard economist Nathaniel Hendren and colleagues at The Equality …
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What would be lost if I deleted Facebook? Gratification

The Guardian20 hours ago
I clicked through to a piece on NPR (National Public Radio) about the “foster mother” of the Florida school shooter; I navigated to, and then away from, a photo story about bound feet in the Economist that exceeded my number of free articles for the month. I read several pieces about people who wanted to …
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A Sad Goodbye to Dean Smith

Harvard Crimson7 hours ago
In an email to Harvard affiliates on March 19, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith announced his decision to step down from his post. Smith’s decision came as University President Drew G. Faust’s tenure enters its final two months, following a decades-old pattern of FAS deans …
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The Chaos After Trump

New York TimesMar. 5, 2018
What happens to American politics after Donald Trump? Do we snap back to normal or do things spin ever more widely out of control? The best indicator we have so far is the example of Italy since the reign of Silvio Berlusconi. And the main lesson there is that once the norms of acceptable behavior are …

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