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Paul R. Krugman | Dean of the Faculty – Princton 2015?

Paul Krugman will transfer to emeritus status at the end of the current academic year, after spending 15 years on the Princeton faculty. It is no exaggeration to say that Paul is one of the leading economists and one of … Continue reading

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Extinctions during human era worse than thought | News from Brown

September 2, 2014   Media contact: David Orenstein   401-863-1862 The gravity of the world’s current extinction rate becomes clearer upon knowing what it was before people came along. A new estimate finds that species die off as much as 1,000 times more frequently … Continue reading

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How to Be a More Patient Person – The New York Times

By Anna Goldfarb Nov. 5, 2018 My jaw clenches when Hulu videos buffer. I huff and puff when stuck in a sluggish line at a coffee shop. Slow cars in the fast lane send me into a curse-filled tizzy. I’m … Continue reading

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Opinion | What We Have to Fear – by David Leonhardt – NYT

Orbán is no Vladimir Putin or Xi Jinping. He doesn’t put opponents in jail or brutalize them. “There aren’t secret police listening to us,” one Orbán critic told me over dinner. Zselyke Csaky of Freedom House, the democracy watchdog, told … Continue reading

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Opinion | The Neuroscience of Hate Speech – By Richard A. Friedman – NYT

CreditCreditBen Jones By Richard A. Friedman Dr. Friedman is a psychiatrist.,      Oct. 31, 201       251 comments Do politicians’ words, the president’s especially, matter? Since he has been in office, President Trump has relentlessly demonized his political … Continue reading

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How Vilification of George Soros Moved From the Fringes to the Mainstream – The New York Times

By Kenneth P. Vogel  Scott Shane and Patrick Kingsley Oct. 31, 2018           149 comments WASHINGTON — Hours after he was informed last week that an explosive device had been delivered to his suburban New York home, … Continue reading

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Opinion | I Thought the Web Would Stop Hate- Not Spread It – by Kari Swisher – NYT

I wrote my first column for The Times on this, months ago. Let me say it again: Social media platforms — and Facebook and Twitter are as guilty of this as Gab is — are designed so that the awful … Continue reading

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Editorial | Best Way to Fight Climate Change? Put an Honest Price on Carbon – The New York Times

Will voters in Washington State breathe new life into the idea of taxing carbon emissions? Plenty of people worried about the earth’s future certainly hope so. Climate scientists and economists have long argued that the single best way to slow … Continue reading

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Extinctions during human era worse than thought | News from Brown

The gravity of the world’s current extinction rate becomes clearer upon knowing what it was before people came along. A new estimate finds that species die off as much as 1,000 times more frequently nowadays than they used to. That’s … Continue reading

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Opinion | One Billion Dollars for the Planet – By Hansjörg Wyss – NYT

By Hansjörg Wyss Mr. Wyss is a philanthropist and conservationist. Oct. 31, 2018    152 comments Tourists watching the Perito Moreno Glacier, at Los Glaciares National Park, near El Calafate in the Argentine province of Santa Cruz, last March.CreditCreditWalter Diaz/Agence … Continue reading

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