Monthly Archives: September 2018

Opinion | The Broken Pieces of Middle East Peace – by Thomas Friedman – The New York Times

. .. . An agreement by the Palestinians and America’s Arab allies on their minimum foundations for negotiations, adds Ross, gives Palestinians cover to come back to the table and puts pressure on the Trump team to deliver a credible … Continue reading

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Civil says the future of media is blockchains and cryptocurrencies – By Mathew Ingram – Columbia Journalism Review

Civil’s infrastructure, including its version of a crypto-currency, is based on Ethereum. When the platform launches in the spring, it will do an “initial coin offering” that will give its staff—including a number of journalists the company is in the … Continue reading

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What Is Bitcoin- and How Does It Work? – The New York Times

What is Bitcoin mining? Bitcoin mining refers to the process through which new Bitcoins are created and given to computers helping to maintain the network. The computers involved in Bitcoin mining are in a sort of computational race to process … Continue reading

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The Sixth Extinction? | by Elizabeth Kolbert – The New Yorker

he town of El Valle de Antón, in central Panama, sits in the middle of a volcanic crater formed about a million years ago. The crater is almost four miles across, but when the weather is clear you can see … Continue reading

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The Real Cost of the 2008 Financial Crisis | – by John Cassidy – The New Yorker

There is much more to the story, though, than this uplifting Washington-based narrative. In “Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World,” the Columbia economic historian Adam Tooze points out that we are still living with the consequences … Continue reading

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Opinion | First- a Financial Crisis. Then a Geopolitical Crisis. – by David Leonhardt – NYT

The 10th anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse — the signature moment of our modern financial crisis — will arrive on Saturday. Media organizations and book publishers are using the anniversary to look back over the last decade, and one … Continue reading

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Opinion | ‘Anonymous’ Is Hiding in Plain Sight – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

That’s the anonymous-G.O.P. credo today: We know Trump is a jerk, but you’ve gotta love the good stuff — you’ve got to admit that his tax cuts, deregulation, destruction of Obamacare and military buildup have fueled so much growth, defense … Continue reading

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Opinion | The Real Lesson of Sept. 11 – by Joe Quinn – NYT

“. . . . . I learned that Osama bin Laden’s strategic logic was to embroil the United States in a never-ending conflict to ultimately bankrupt the country. “All that we have to do is send two mujahedeen to the … Continue reading

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Opinion | Martina Navratilova: What Serena Got Wrong – The New York Times

“Serena Williams has part of it right. There is a huge double standard for women when it comes to how bad behavior is punished — and not just in tennis. But in her protests against an umpire during the United … Continue reading

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Serena Williams Spotlights Tennis Inequities, but in the Best Way? – By Juliet Macur – NYT

“Had I behaved like that on a tennis court, I would have expected to get everything that happened to Serena,” said Martina Navratilova, who won 18 Grand Slam singles titles and a record nine Wimbledon titles, and has been a … Continue reading

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