Monthly Archives: January 2018

America’s Natural Gas Hurdles – by Agnia Grigas – NYT

These changes would strengthen America’s domestic energy sector, limit calls to curtail America’s L.N.G. exports, reduce the need for imports, and help the country compete with Russia in the global natural gas markets. Policy and infrastructure has not kept pace … Continue reading

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The East Germans of the 21st Century – by David Brooks – NYT

Every few years I try to write a column staking out a reasonable middle ground on immigration. After all, most big, important issues are clashes in which both sides have a piece of the truth. The case for restricting immigration … Continue reading

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Bubble- Bubble- Fraud and Trouble – Bitcoin – by Paul Krugman – NYT

The other day my barber asked me whether he should put all his money in Bitcoin. And the truth is that if he’d bought Bitcoin, say, a year ago he’d be feeling pretty good right now. On the other hand, … Continue reading

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We Fought for Our Democracy. Now Turkey Wants to Destroy It. – By NUJIN DERIK – NYT

“AFRIN, Syria — For more than a week, my home in northwestern Syria has been under a full-scale assault by the Turkish Army and thousands of Turkish-aligned Islamist jihadists. Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has been threatening this invasion for … Continue reading

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In Mexico- Trump’s Bark Has Been Worse Than His Bite – by Ioan Grillo – NYT

But immigration patterns may also change independently of what Mr. Trump does. Mexican migration was decreasing even before Mr. Trump kicked off his campaign. The Pew Research Center estimated last April that the number of undocumented Mexicans living in the … Continue reading

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2018 Environmental Performance Index: Air quality top public health threat | YaleNews

“The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) finds that air quality is the leading environmental threat to public health. Now in its twentieth year, the biennial report is produced by researchers at Yale and Columbia Universities in collaboration with the World … Continue reading

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Is the Business World All About Greed? – Nicholas Kristof – NYT

“But the business toolbox is too important to give up on. To me, the most interesting people in Davos aren’t the presidents or celebrities, but the social entrepreneurs — those using business tools to address social problems — and their … Continue reading

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How U.S. Tariffs Will Hurt America’s Solar Industry – By VARUN SIVARAM – NYT

“President Trump’s decision to impose sweeping tariffs on imports of solar panels and components is the opening salvo of his America First campaign to protect domestic manufacturers from Chinese competition. The stakes are high: Solar is the world’s fastest-growing energy … Continue reading

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Europe Is Back. And Rejecting Trumpism. – The New York Times

“DAVOS, Switzerland — French President Emmanuel Macron laid claim to the mantle of leader of the free world on Wednesday, with an ambitious speech before a packed assembly at the World Economic Forum. He sought to place France at the … Continue reading

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Keep Your Head Up: How Smartphone Addiction Kills Manners and Moods – The New York Times

“Let’s play a game: The next time you’re sitting among a group of friends or out on a date, measure how much time passes before someone grabs their phone to look at it. How long can you last? “If that … Continue reading

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