Author Archives: David Lindsay Jr

About David Lindsay Jr

David Lindsay is the author of "The Tay Son Rebellion, Historical Fiction of Eighteenth- Century Vietnam," that covers a bloody civil war from 1770 to 1802. It was published by Footmad and Cherry Blossom Press on September 11, 2017. Find more about it at, also known as,

The Case for Using a Paper Planner – The New York Times

Aside from the nostalgia factor, writing by hand forces you to slow down and approach your planning with more mindfulness. Research, like this 2006 study, by researchers Karin James of Indiana University and Laura Engelhardt, now at the University of … Continue reading

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Trump Is Right- This Time- About Iran – by Roger Cohen – NYT

“I have a New Year’s confession: I retweeted President Trump with approval, not something I had expected to do, especially on the subject of Iran. But Trump has been right to get behind the brave Iranian protesters calling for political … Continue reading

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The Republicans’ Fake Investigations – By GLENN R. SIMPSON and PETER FRITSCH – NYT

A generation ago, Republicans sought to protect President Richard Nixon by urging the Senate Watergate committee to look at supposed wrongdoing by Democrats in previous elections. The committee chairman, Sam Ervin, a Democrat, said that would be “as foolish as … Continue reading

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What Happens When the Richest U.S. Cities Turn to the World? – by Emily Badger – NYT

This is the piece that was referred to by Paul Krugman in today’s NYT. By Emily Badger Dec. 22, 2017 “SAN FRANCISCO — Well before anyone thought of this place as the center of the tech economy, the Bay Area … Continue reading

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The Gambler’s Ruin of Small Cities (Wonkish) – by Paul Krugman – NYT

Terrific column. It ends: “Notice, by the way, that globalization and all that isn’t central to this story. If I’m right, the conditions for small-city decline and fall have been building for a very long time, and we’d be seeing … Continue reading

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Why I’m Still a NeverTrumper – by Brett Stephens – NYT

Brett Stephens gets an attaboy! “Tax cuts. Deregulation. More for the military; less for the United Nations. The Islamic State crushed in its heartland. Assad hit with cruise missiles. Troops to Afghanistan. Arms for Ukraine. A tougher approach to North … Continue reading

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Opinion by Thomas Friedman | Merry Christmas- Vladimir — Your Friend- Donald

“At the end of this banner stock market year, you can bet that major business publications will be naming their investor of the year. You can stop now. I have the winner, and nobody is even close when it comes … Continue reading

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ALLi Watchdog: Amazon vs Apple by Giacomo Giammatteo on February 5- 2015

A compelling argument for indie authors to distribute their self-published books via Apple iBooks as well as Amazon etc – by ALLi’s Watchdog Giacomo Giammatteo “Amazon Vs Apple Everyone knows that Amazon sells more books than Apple, but it’s becoming … Continue reading

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For Russian ‘Trolls=’ Instagram’s Pictures Can Spread Wider Than Words – The New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO — The enduring popularity of a provocative post on Instagram, created by a company with connections to the Kremlin, demonstrates why fighting propaganda on social media will be an uphill battle. The photograph in the post, of a … Continue reading

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The Global Economy Is Partying Like It’s 2008 – By DESMOND LACHMAN – NYT

“In late 2008, at a meeting with academics at the London School of Economics, Queen Elizabeth II asked why no one seemed to have anticipated the world’s worst financial crisis in the postwar period. The so-called Great Recession, which had … Continue reading

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