The New Yorker Summaries and Reviews

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Cheap and simple medical devices could improve performance and lower health-care costs, but first they have to overcome deeply rooted biases.

Tom Vanderbilt

The New Yorker, 2019

9
It’s the ultimate political weapon. But we’ve never agreed on what it’s for.

Jill Lepore

The New Yorker, 2019

9
What the gospel of innovation gets wrong.

Jill Lepore

The New Yorker, 2014

9
Probably, but don’t count yourself out.

Jill Lepore

The New Yorker, 2019

9
A fiercely debated program of land reform could address racial injustice – or cause chaos.

Ariel Levy

The New Yorker, 2019

5
CO2 could soon reach levels that, it’s widely agreed, will lead to catastrophe.

Elizabeth Kolbert

The New Yorker, 2017

10
Why assessing the state of the world is harder than it sounds.

Joshua Rothman

The New Yorker, 2018

8
What a Texas town can teach us about health care.

Atul Gawande

The New Yorker, 2009

8

Nicolas Niarchos

The New Yorker, 2018

8
Meitu’s apps are changing what it means to be beautiful in the most populous country on Earth.

Jiayang Fan

The New Yorker, 2017

8