The New Yorker Summaries and Reviews

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The critique of economic growth, once a fringe position, is gaining widespread attention in the face of the climate crisis.

The New Yorker, 2020

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In the past two centuries, the evolution of the U.S. Census has tracked the country’s social tensions and reflected its political controversies. Now its future is in question.

The New Yorker, 2020

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The New Yorker, 2020

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

The New Yorker, 2019

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

The New Yorker, 2019

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What the gospel of innovation gets wrong.

The New Yorker, 2014

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Probably, but don’t count yourself out.

The New Yorker, 2019

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

The New Yorker, 2019

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

The New Yorker, 2017

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

The New Yorker, 2018

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