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  • A summary of the economic policies that won a thumbs-up from our broad spectrum of economists — and would probably prove toxic to any actual presidential candidate.
    [NPR.org] - 2 comments
  • A first-hand look from the .NET engineering teams
    [blogs.msdn.microsoft.com] - 1 comment
  • Every Tax Cut and Tax Increase in the House G.O.P. Bill and What It Would Cost(4 min. read)
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    The dozens of changes in the legislation would add more than $1.4 trillion to the federal debt over 10 years.
    2017-11-15 - [ The New York Times Company >> U.S. - ADAM PEARCE, ALICIA PARLAPIANO] - 2 comments
  • ‘It Was a Frat House’: Inside the Sex Scandal That Toppled SoFi’s C.E.O.(14 min. read)
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    Mike Cagney is stepping down as chief executive of the lending start-up Social Finance amid questions about sexual harassment at the company. Inside the events that preceded the move.
    2017-09-12 - [ The New York Times Company >> Technology - NATHANIEL POPPER, KATIE BENNER] - 1 comment
  • Republicans Search for Proof Their Tax Plans Will Pay for Themselves(8 min. read)
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    House and Senate Republican leaders, surrounded by analyses that suggest their plans will increase the deficit, are shopping for forecasts that say they won’t.
    2017-11-12 - [ The New York Times Company >> Politics - JIM TANKERSLEY] - 1 comment
  • How Fiction Becomes Fact on Social Media(9 min. read)
    TwitterRussian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump AssociatesRumors and MisinformationPsychology and PsychologistsSocial MediaNews and News MediaFacebook Inc
    Platforms like Facebook and Twitter offer up memes designed to feel real, if only for an instant — long enough for our minds to make a false connection.
    2017-10-20 - [ The New York Times Company >> Health - BENEDICT CAREY] - 2 comments
  • If you’ve never heard of this spot, you’re not alone. But it deserves our attention, now more than ever.
    2017-11-10 - [ The New York Times Company >> Opinion - CHRISTOPHER SOLOMON] - 1 comment
  • Activists are disrupting lectures to protest "white supremacy," but many students are taking steps to stop them.
    2017-11-02 - [The Atlantic - Chris Bodenner] - 1 comment
  • Some of the world’s largest sites are announcing new rules ahead of a congressional hearing that will likely raise the specter of regulation.
    2017-10-31 - [CNET - Ian Sherr] - 3 comments
  • The Plot to Free North Korea With Smuggled Episodes of ‘Friends’(49 min. read)
    Kang Chol-hwan’s goal, as wildly optimistic as it may sound, is nothing less than the overthrow of the North Korean government.
    2015-03-01 - [WIRED >> security - Andy Greenberg] - 1 comment
  • When I was asked to run the Democratic Party after the Russians hacked our emails, I stumbled onto a shocking truth about the Clinton campaign.
    2017-11-02 - [POLITICO - Donna Brazile] - 2 comments
  • Out of power and under attack from her own party, the minority leader seemed like a spent force. Then Donald Trump happened.
    [POLITICO - Edward-Isaac Dovere] - 1 comment
  • Bitcoin price smashes through $6,300 to hit another record high(2 min. read)
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    Investors appear to be shrugging off negative sentiment relating to the recent "hard fork" in bitcoin.
    2017-10-30 - [CNBC >> Tech Transformers - Arjun Kharpal] - 2 comments
  • Scott Galloway, a professor and former entrepreneur, sees an uncertain future for Amazon.com, Apple Inc., Facebook and Alphabet Inc.’s Google in his new book on the powerful tech giants, “The Four.”
    [MarketWatch - Therese Poletti] - 5 comments
  • Both members of a marriage deserve a chance to fulfill their potential.
    2017-10-24 - [Harvard Business Review >> Gender] - 7 comments
  • Betsy DeVos Just Gave $12.6 million to Rocketship Charter Schools. Bad Idea.(6 min. read)
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    Beyond the Rocketship hype is a galaxy of problems, including plummeting test scores, litigation and allegations of student mistreatment.
    2017-10-23 - [Progressive.org - Karen Wolfe] - 4 comments
  • Billions in tax breaks offered to Amazon for second headquarters(4 min. read)
    Municipal DebtAMAZONPicture availableTechCanadaArticlePicturesUnited StatesJeffrey P. BezosJason LaryEconomic EventsGovernment / PoliticsTaxationTom BarrettUSJerry BrownHEADQUARTERSVideoScienceInternet / World Wide WebRetailLabour / PersonnelDepartment Stores (TRBC)Richard FloridaJustin TrudeauCOM
    Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is receiving offers of billions of dollars in tax breaks and other subsidies from cities and states across North America that are participating in a company contest to pick a location for its second headquarters.
    2017-10-19 - [Reuters >> Business - Jeffrey Dastin] - 2 comments
  • Spank Rock’s music reeks of freedom. His concept EP Bangers & Cash (2008), produced by fledgling pop producer Benny Blanco, paid homage to freedom fighter Uncle Luther Campbell and 2 Live Crew. His self-released sophomore LP, Everything Is Boring And Everyone Is A Fucking Liar (2011), plays like Spank Rock’s initiation into superhero clan The …
    [Pioneer Works] - 2 comments
  • Bitcoin's market value is now larger than Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley(2 min. read)
    BHP Billiton LtdGoldman Sachs Group IncMorgan StanleyNetflix IncTechnologyBitcoinTech Transformers
    Bitcoin rallied to an all-time high of $5,856.10 on Friday, helping boost its market cap.
    2017-10-13 - [CNBC >> Tech Transformers - Arjun Kharpal] - 1 comment
  • Join Matter Eight(7 min. read)
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    We’re looking for scrappy entrepreneurs set on creating a more informed, inclusive, and empathetic society.
    2017-09-14 - [Organizer Sandbox - Ben Werdmuller] - 5 comments
  • Another Victim of Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico’s Treasured Rainforest(9 min. read)
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    Maria’s winds ripped through the only tropical rain forest in the United States forest system, decimating much of its flora and fauna.
    2017-10-11 - [ The New York Times Company >> U.S. - LUIS FERRÉ-SADURNÍ] - 1 comment
  • Who Was Stephen Paddock? The Mystery of a Nondescript ‘Numbers Guy’(20 min. read)
    Las Vegas, Nev, Shooting (October, 2017)Paddock, Stephen C (1953-2017)Murders, Attempted Murders and HomicidesLas Vegas (Nev)
    The Las Vegas gunman was a savvy businessman and an absentee neighbor who lived on his own terms, according to people who knew him.
    2017-10-07 - [ The New York Times Company >> U.S. - JULIE TURKEWITZ, SERGE F. KOVALESKI, SABRINA TAVERNISE] - 1 comment
  • Why People Continue to Believe Objectively False Things(7 min. read)
    United States Politics and GovernmentWiretapping and Other Eavesdropping Devices and MethodsTrump, Donald JComey, James BClassified Information and State Secrets
    President Trump’s wiretap claim highlights how political polarization affects the consumption of information.
    2017-03-22 - [ The New York Times Company >> The Upshot - AMANDA TAUB and, BRENDAN NYHAN] - 1 comment
  • How Sexual Harassment Scandals Can Spook Men and Hurt Women(9 min. read)
    Sexual HarassmentWomen and GirlsWorkplace EnvironmentSilicon Valley (Calif)Hiring and PromotionCareers and Professions
    Research shows trusted work relationships are crucial to career advancement, but some male leaders are getting skittish around female colleagues.
    2017-10-09 - [ The New York Times Company >> The Upshot - Claire Cain Miller] - 2 comments
  • Thai Red Curry Recipe with Vegetables - Cookie and Kate(9 min. read)
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    This Thai red curry recipe is so easy to make at home! It's much tastier than takeout and healthier, too. This recipe is vegetarian, vegan and gluten free!
    2015-10-20 - [Cookie and Kate >> Asian] - 1 comment
  • Actually, Do Read the Comments—They Can Be the Best Part(8 min. read)
    Opinion: It doesn't have to be trolls all the way down. But publishers have to treat the comments section with respect.
    2017-10-06 - [WIRED >> business - WIRED Staff] - 1 comment
  • Inside North Korea, and Feeling the Drums of War(18 min. read)
    Kim Jong-unNuclear WeaponsWarmbier, Otto Frederick (1994- )North KoreaUnited States International RelationsUnited States Defense and Military ForcesPropaganda
    A visit to the reclusive country reveals the perilous moment we’re in.
    2017-10-05 - [ The New York Times Company >> Opinion - Nicholas Kristof] - 1 comment
  • Ginsburg Slaps Gorsuch in Gerrymandering Case(3 min. read)
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    The newest Justice tried to give a lecture about the Constitution. His colleague had other ideas.
    2017-10-03 - [The New Yorker >> News Desk - Jeffrey Toobin] - 2 comments
  • A couple weeks ago I saw and shared this photo below: I chuckled a little as I read through the comments. It illustrates the path and adversity that we all go through to achieve our dreams and do ‘great’ things. This got me thinking about my path and how it compares to this perhaps, smooth
    [Renee Kakareka] - 1 comment
  • Las Vegas Shooting Near Mandalay Bay Casino Kills More Than 50(9 min. read)
    CasinosLas Vegas (Nev)Mandalay Bay Resort and CasinoMurders, Attempted Murders and Homicides
    The police said they killed a gunman in the hotel who had fired on concertgoers outside, wounding at least 200. A woman was being sought for questioning.
    2017-10-02 - [ The New York Times Company >> U.S. - GERRY MULLANY, RUSSELL GOLDMAN] - 3 comments
  • After revelations of harassment and bias in Silicon Valley, a backlash is growing against the women in tech movement. “It’s a witch hunt,” they say.
    2017-09-23 - [ The New York Times Company >> Technology - NELLIE BOWLES] - 6 comments
  • Are men warriors by nature? A new evolutionary account may be wrong about the source of male violence.
    [psychologytoday.com] - 1 comment
  • A CEO's quest to make Instagram a really nice place to be. Luckily, he's got a little help from artificial intelligence.
    2017-08-14 - [WIRED >> business - Nicholas Thompson] - 1 comment
  • FEDERAL WAY, WA—Standing stock-still as he listened intently to what the device was telling him, local man Adam Kernan reportedly stared blankly at his family Thursday as his Amazon Echo whispered “without them, you could buy anything.”
    2017-09-28 - [The Onion >> News in Brief - The Onion] - 1 comment
  • Some members of the famously tech-shunning sect have begun to incorporate cellphones and computers into their lives, raising unique questions about the balance between work and home.
    2017-09-15 - [ The New York Times Company >> Business Day - KEVIN GRANVILLE, ASHLEY GILBERTSON] - 4 comments
  • The Day I Found Out My Life Was Hanging by a Thread(15 min. read)
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    Startup CEO Matt Bencke, 45, thought he’d thrown out his back. Then he went to the ER and received the most sobering news of his life.
    2017-08-24 - [WIRED >> business - WIRED Staff] - 10 comments
  • A wall of 100 lava lamps at Cloudflare’s San Francisco office isn’t just for kitsch effect–it’s quietly encrypting information.
    2017-08-18 - [Co.Design >> cities-spaces - Katharine Schwab] - 3 comments
  • An 18-Year-Old Girl Died From a Synthetic Opioid She Bought Online. Here’s How Portland Police Cracked the Case.(22 min. read)
    Aisha Zughbieh-Collins, cover story, dark web, News, opiod crisis, Portland Police Bureau
    A fatal overdose in East Portland leads detectives into the Dark Web, where lab-created opioids are bought with Bitcoin.
    [Willamette Week >> NEWS, City, Courts] - 50 comments
  • More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.
    2017-08-03 - [The Atlantic - Jean M. Twenge] - 6 comments
  • Interview: Mother of 8-Year-Old Nearly Hanged in NH Speaks Out on Moving Forward With Her Son(12 min. read)
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    Most of us were saddened and disgusted by the graphic photo of the little boy from Claremont, N.H., who was nearly hanged from a tree. If that wasn’t bad enough, the town’s police chief went on record shortly thereafter, saying of the kids who assaulted the biracial 8-year-old: “Mistakes they make as a young child should not have to follow them for the rest of their life.”
    2017-09-13 - [www.theroot.com >> www.theroot.com - Angela Helm] - 1 comment