Jan. 30, 2012 The New Yorker

On Jan. 30, 2012 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “Private Inequity” about private equity firms like Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital that buy companies and then lay off workers. Their profits are dependent on taking on debt and giving themselves large dividends or management fees. A company they buy may go under but they will still make money.

Jonah Lehrer wrote “Groupthink” about Alex Osborn’s strategy for teams of people to fix problems. “The most creative spaces are those which hurl us together. It is the human friction that makes the sparks.”

Adam Gopnik wrote “The Caging Of America” about why America has more people prison than any other country. Six million people.

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