Monthly Archives: July 2015

How Many Times Has Your Personal Information Been Exposed to Hackers? – The New York Times

Half of American adults had their personal information exposed to hackers last year alone. In a recent attack at the federal Office of Personnel Management, hackers stole the most sensitive personal data for 21.5 million people. Answer the questions below … Continue reading

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Google Loosens Ties to Google Plus – The New York Times

“For many users, Google Plus accounts don’t get all that many visits. Now, Google seems to be indicating it, too, will be paying less attention to its social network. On Monday, Google said it would move features once integrated into … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Close Bases at Home, Close Them Overseas – The New York Times

“WASHINGTON — THERE are signs that Congress may soon approve another series of domestic military base closings, after the Pentagon threatened earlier this month to cut nearly 90,000 jobs instead. For years, the military has been trying to save money … Continue reading

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A Clinton Story Fraught with Inaccuracies: How It Happened and What Next? – The New York Times

“The story certainly seemed like a blockbuster: A criminal investigation of Hillary Rodham Clinton by the Justice Department was being sought by two federal inspectors general over her email practices while secretary of state. It’s hard to imagine a much … Continue reading

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The Singular Mind of Terry Tao– by Gareth Cook, NYT

I hope my college age children read this. One take away, some times it is very bright people who leave valuables behind frequently, due to absent mindedness. The Singular Mind of Terry Tao A prodigy grows up to become one … Continue reading

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Why Greece Should Leave the Eurozone – By HANS-WERNER SINN The New York Times

MUNICH — THERE are not many issues on which I agree with my colleagues Paul Krugman and Joseph E. Stiglitz and the former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. But one of them is the view that an exit from the … Continue reading

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China’s Global Ambitions, With Loans and Strings Attached – The New York Times

The country has invested billions in Ecuador and elsewhere, using its economic clout to win diplomatic allies and secure natural resources around the world. By CLIFFORD KRAUSS and KEITH BRADSHERJULY 24, 2015 “EL CHACO, Ecuador — Where the Andean foothills … Continue reading

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La Dolce Donald Trump – Frank Bruni, The New York Times

“IN Rome about a dozen years ago, I had a long dinner with Donald Trump. Only his name was Silvio Berlusconi. Aren’t they essentially the same man? The same myth? They have the same obsession with their wealth. Same need … Continue reading

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How Goldman Sachs Profited From the Greek Debt Crisis, by Robert Reich, in the Nation

A commenter to Krugman’s piece on Greece recommened this article by Robert Reich. It’s grotesque. What Goldman Sachs did to Greece, it also did to Detroit. How Goldman Sachs Profited From the Greek Debt Crisis The Greek debt crisis offers … Continue reading

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Overregulating Life in Greece – Steven Rattner – The New York Times

“IN dominating the debate over how to address the Greek crisis, Germany has shown that economic success brings political influence, which it wielded last weekend to brush away requests from France and Italy for more lenient treatment of their neighbor. … Continue reading

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