The New Yorker Summaries and Reviews

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The challenges aren’t just technological. They’re managerial.

Cal Newport

The New Yorker, 2020

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

John Cassidy

The New Yorker, 2020

8
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.

Jill Lepore

The New Yorker, 2020

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Isaac Chotiner

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.

Tom Vanderbilt

The New Yorker, 2019

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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

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