On May 14, 2012 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “Invisible Hand Greased Palm” about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) of 1977. Multinational corporations used to engage in corruption like bribery without fear of prosecution at home. They have learned that corruption increases business costs. It can be fought with transparency and broad enforcement of existing laws.
Nick Paumgarten wrote “Here’s Looking At You” about the rise of drones and surveillance.
David Owen wrote “The Artificial Leaf” about Daniel Nocera’s efforts to use artificial photosynthesis to create sustainable energy. He wants solar powered electrolysis to separate the hydrogen atoms from oxygen atoms in water to create cheap energy.
Larissa MacFarquhar wrote “When Giants Fail” about Clayton Christensen who created the Innovator’s Dilemma.
Michael Specter wrote “Climate Fixers” about various risky strategies to stop global warming. The cure might be worse than disease.
Joan Acocella wrote “The English Wars” about the American Heritage Dictionary and changing usage in the English language.
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