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Jul. 9, 2012 The New Yorker

On Jul. 9, 2012 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “Mind The Gap” about the perplexing problem of employers who will not hire anyone who does not already have a job. This keeps unemployment high and economic growth low. If employers cannot find qualified candidates they need to have more realistic expectations. People can be hired and trained. Also, company websites have become so automated that it is unlikely a real human will look at a resume and hire someone. The talent is out there. Employers have to want it.

Michael Specter wrote “The Mosquito Solution” about controlling the spread of mosquito born diseases like yellow fever and Dengue fever. Pesticides and medications are becoming less effective protecting millions of people. The Aedes Aegypti mosquito is already in the San Francisco Bay area. One solution is to genetically modify mosquitoes (OX513A) to interfere with their growing populations.

Nathan Heller wrote “Listen And Learn” about the crazy world of TED talks.

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