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How to Save Ukraine

By Keith Darden – Inattention to Ukraine’s internal demons reflects a dangerous misreading of current events; the struggle between Russia and the West has been a catalyst, but not a cause. 90 more words

Government

How GE Plans to Act Like a Startup

By Liz Stinson – Last year, the aviation engineers at General Electric found themselves with a jet engine bracket problem.

GE turned to GrabCAD, an online community of more than a million engineers and designers, and presented a challenge: Whoever could redesign a bracket that reduced the most weight while still supporting the engine would win $7,000. 34 more words

Economy

Noses, made in Britain: UK touts lab-grown organs

R&D – In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in a bold attempt to make body parts in the laboratory. 33 more words

Economy

The Most Valuable Management Degree Doesn’t Exist

By Adam Grant – Once upon a time, the field of medicine was riddled with danger. Doctors made up cures based on individual experience, inflicting horrors on patients—lobotomy, anyone? 77 more words

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Heartbleed's Password Heartbreak

BOOK REVIEW

The Story of an Accidental Revolution, Author: Linus Torvalds.

By Leonid Bershidsky – Linux [2, 3] creator Linus Torvalds wrote, “in a society where survival is more or less assured, money is not the greatest of motivators. 101 more words

Economy

When credit is too much of a good thing

By Edward Hadas – What does credit do after it has finished the job it was designed for?

The supply of credit ought to stop at funding productive activity. 65 more words

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The short guide to Capital in the 21st Century

BOOK REVIEW

Capital in the 21st Century, Author: Thomas Piketty.

By Matthew Yglesias – There are different concepts of capital floating around in the economics literature. 99 more words

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