Selected Popular Articles on Technology & Work Force

This post is updated regularly to keep this list as up to date as possible. Last updated Feb 23, 2017.

There is on going national debate role of technology in current middle class job loss. Since creation of a vibrant working force requires several factors & involves several factors, this current debate is who is more responsible for this job loss? Is it robots killing jobs? or China taking our jobs? or Government trade policies that is responsible? In this post, I am putting together a selected lists of recent articles on the role of technology & trade policies on the current work force for easy reference.

An Incomplete List of Popular Articles on Opioids Epidemics

For more than a year or so, we have been reading articles on opioids addiction, alarming death rates from opioids overdose and related topics on daily basis in major national newspaper like Washington Posts & New York Times.

Since I have been interested on this topic, I have been reading these articles whenever I come across one from trusted source. For my own purpose and for others interested in this area, I have started to compile of a selective lists of popular news article published in major news outlets like New York Times, Washington Posts and others.

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To-day at 1:18 pm (CT) we all received a Presidential Alert, a wireless check, text message on our cellphones. It could have been either a thrill or terrifying depending upon our political affiliation. As an political independent, I sought more information about it and found and excellent article Trump Is Not Texting You in The Atlantic, which explains in detail about this mandated Wireless Emergency Alerts system.

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The American Dream Is Harder To Find In Some Neighborhoods

The NPR has an interesting blog post The American Dream Is Harder To Find In Some Neighborhoods, which is an outcome from a collaborative research between the Census Bureau, and the researchers at the Harvard & Brown Universities. Through The Opportunity Atlas, similar to google maps,  it is possible to tract nationwide data on any neighborhoods. The New York Times post Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life illustrates how these information can be utilized by decision makers across the country to understand and tackle the barriers that prevent people from climbing the economic ladder in most persistent low income neighborhoods.

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Is Western Liberal Democracy Dying?

The Washington Post reporter Annie Applebaum has a cover article A Warning From Europe: The Worst Is Yet to Come  in the October 2018 issue of The Atlantic. This article is a case study from Poland and deals on “polarization, conspiracy theories, attacks on the free press and an obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well.”

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A Plausible Mind-boggling Theory of collusion

The New York  Magazine reporter Jonathan Chait has a very detailed story Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler? in The New York  Magazine, July 8, 2018 issue. This is a must read story where reporter Mr Chait pulls together all the evidence so far for plausible mind-boggling collusion! This together with The Washington Post reporter Philip Bump‘s story In about 20 years, half the population will live in eight states offers a future scenario of US political makeup and divide. Continue reading

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What is New?

The Lourene Powell Jobs, wife and heir of Steve Jobs, is described in a recent The Washington Post featured article The Quest of Laurene Powell Jobs as new brand of philanthropy. The detailed featured article describes her activism and goals to reshape our society. She is the president of Emerson Collective, a her $20 billions Philanthropic initiative called Emerson Collective.

Lourene Powell Jobs – A different Kind of Philanthropist

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Facebook’ Cambridge Analytica Problem vs Online publishing

Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook’s users’ personal profile data in political campaign use has created lot of buzz and has triggered flood of investigations by US Congress, FTC and British Government. However this Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problems are nothing compared to what’s coming for all of online publishing from Harvard University blog is a wake-up call what is coming next.

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