Jan. 25, 2016 The New Yorker’s James Suroweicki wrote “Bundynomics” pointing out that the Wild West benefitted from large amounts of federal funding subsidizing logging, mining and ranching.
Jane Mayer wrote “New Koch” about the Koch brothers attempts to change their negative image. A long time employee said “When you said ‘Koch’, you might as well have said you worked for the Devil.” Apparently they see things not going in their direction and are lobbying to keep they white collar criminals to going to jail. That is planning ahead.
Note: Somebody from the Koch brother’s hometown of Wichita actually read this.
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On Feb. 13, 2012 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “Blackberry Season” about the rise and fall of the Blackberry in the face of the Apple iPhone and Google Android. The Blackberry followed the historical model of adopting technology. The telegraph and typewriters were adopted by businesses before migrating to consumer markets. What killed the Blackberry was the idea of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) where consumers brought their own smartphones and corporate IT departments had to adopt or adapt to the new situation.
Jane Mayer wrote “Attack Dog” about political consultant Larry McCarthy and the creation of the attack ad.
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On Oct. 10, 2011 The New Yorker’s John Cassidy wrote “The Demand Doctor” about British economist John Maynard Keynes, the author of The General Theory Of Employment in 1936. Economies do not recover on their own. He supported government spending to get economies going after downturns, depressions, recessions and collapse. You cannot cut your way to prosperity. He called for investments in infrastructure, schools, housing, roads and bridges that would lead to a multiplier effect. People with these jobs would spend their wages and create other jobs as their money worked its way into the economy from the bottom up.
Joshua Davis wrote “The Crypto-Currency” about Bitcoin and whether the mysterious founder might be Satoshi Nakomoto.
Jane Mayer wrote “State For Sale” about wealthy conservative Art Pope’s control of North Carolina politics.
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On Aug. 30, 2010 The New Yorker’s Ian Frazier wrote “On The Prison Highway” about a visit to Siberian gulag.
Oliver Sacks wrote “Face Blind” about people who cannot recognize individual faces.
Jane Mayer wrote “Covert Operations” about David Koch and Charles Koch, two very old conservative billionaires who send millions of dollars to promote their own agenda. Their father started the family oil and chemical business by dealing with Josef Stalin. They quietly support the Tea Party and Americans for Prosperity and many other “Astro Turf” or false grassroots organizations.
Adam Gopnik wrote “Finest Hours” about Winston Churchill.
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