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Is American democracy in trouble? 5 books that track the warning signs of authoritarianism and what to do about it.

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The first thing you need to know when listening to this week’s Ezra Klein Show is that the terms “liberal” and “democratic” are being used in their classical definitions, not as they relate to the Democratic Party of the United States. 556 more words

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4 books that support the argument that depression is largely a product of modern society

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The Sam Harris-Ezra Klein debate

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There’s a lot of backstory to this podcast, which is covered in more detail in this piece.

The short version is that Sam Harris, host of the Waking Up podcast, and I have been going back and forth over… 22,784 more words

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Mark Zuckerberg lays out Facebook’s 3-pronged approach to fake news

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg identified three main kinds of “fake news” and laid out Facebook’s different strategies for dealing with each one. 1,549 more words

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Antibiotics consumption soars, fueling fears over superbugs

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Researchers warn that overuse of antibiotics could cause resistance to spiral out of control, to an “unknown tipping point” when the drugs are no longer effective… 481 more words

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What is today’s obsession with branded clothing?

“The travels of Nike sneakers have been traced back to the abusive sweatshops of Vietnam, Barbie’s little outfits back to the child labourers of Sumatra, Starbucks’ lattes to the sun-scorched coffee fields of Guatemala, and Shell’s oil back to the polluted and impoverished villages of the Niger Delta.’ – Naomi Klein. 430 more words