Tag Archives: Nathan Heller

May 15, 2017 The New Yorker

On May 15, 2017 The New Yorker’s Sheelah Kolkatkar wrote “Stickler Status” about the thankless job of compliance officers in financial institutions. It is a bad career choice. Even if they do everything right they could still wind up in jail.

Nicola Twilley wrote “Sight Unseen” about sensory substitution technology that allows people to see with their tongue.

Nathan Heller wrote “The Gig Is Up” about the sharing economy and companies like Uber. One worker named Seth said “These are jobs that don’t lead to anything.” Safety nets are needed to protect workers between gigs.

Adam Gopnik wrote “We Could Have All Been Canadians” about what the world would have been like without the American Revolution.

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Nov. 25, 2013 The New Yorker

On Nov. 11, 2013 The New Yorker‘s James Surowiecki wrote “Gross Domestic Freebie” about how disruptive technology like free information on the internet may be good for consumers may not be good for the growth of the economy as a whole.

Nathan Heller wrote “Naked Launch” about the transition of technology companies from New Age communes to male dominated corporate giants.

Kim Tingley wrote “The Body Electric” about the increase in high technology body implants to monitor and enhance performance.

Burkhard Bilger wrote “Auto Correct” about Google’s development of a self-driving car.

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Oct. 14, 2013 The New Yorker

On Oct.14, 2013 The New Yorker‘s Nathan Heller wrote “Bay Watched” about the hipsters who have taken over San Francisco, driving out the poor and middle class.

Alex Ross wrote “Uncommon Man” about US Vice President Henry Wallace, the man who inspired Aaron Copland to compose “Fanfare for the Common Man.”

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Nov. 19, 2012 The New Yorker

On Nov. 19, 2012 The New Yorker’s Ryan Izza wrote “The Party Next Time” about the US Republican Party’s declining numbers of older conservative white voters and the inability to attract Hispanic or Latino voters. Demographics may turn a red state like Texas blue.

David Denby wrote “Public Defender” about Diane Ravitch’s work showing that public schools are not failing. Students having trouble are struggling in poverty. Fight poverty and they will have a stable environment where they can learn.

Nathan Heller wrote “Little Strangers” about disability discrimination and the Americans with Disabilities Act 0f 1990 . “You cannot quarantine or or exclude people because of their conditions.” “Disabled people should be able to partake of public services and opportunities on an equal footing with the rest of the population. The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 defines it as “caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working.”

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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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