T.R. Reid’s A Fine Mess among books the NY Times recommends

From the New York Times: “As the Republican-proposed tax plan makes its way through Congress, here are three books to help you understand what’s at stake.” T.R. Reid’s A FINE MESS: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System is the first book on this list.

NY Times: Five Technologies That Will Rock Your World

Among the “Five Technologies That Will Rock Your World” is the work of Cameron Robertson and Todd Reichert’s Kitty Hawk which is developing a flying car. Even as he sets the pace in the race to autonomous cars, Larry Page, the chief executive of Alphabet and a founder of Google, is backing Kitty Hawk, a… Read more »

New York Times review of Liza Mundy’s Code Girls

The NY Times have reviewed the latest from Liza Mundy. (Above see a recent talk on the book; introduced by Liza’s husband.) In Liza Mundy’s prodigiously researched and engrossing new book, “Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II,” she describes the experiences of several thousand American women… Read more »

Peter McGraw’s research featured in the NY Times

Peter McGraw and his Humor Research Lab were referenced in the essay, “Is Nothing Funny, Mr. President?” Whether in public or in private, politicians use humor to identify, and ultimately to uphold, unwritten norms. This is best explained using what the University of Colorado, Boulder’s Peter McGraw, founder of the Humor Research Lab, has called… Read more »

Read the latest op-eds from Carol Anderson

On the heels of Carol Anderson’s NY Times piece, “The Policies of White Resentment,” she has written for The Guardian about the recent tragedy in Charlottesville. The United States is in a tailspin. White supremacists are on the march – and have left a trail of blood and destruction in their wake. A march in… Read more »

Sandeep Jauhar on “Empathy Gadgets”

Sandeep Jauhar’s latest NY Times piece is about empathy gadgets, how tech and healthcare are using machines to foster understanding and compassion. The demonstration took place this year at a hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The device, a new technology called the SymPulse, was feeding a signal into my arm that simulated the tremors of a… Read more »

Read the NY Times review of T.R. Reid’s latest book

T.R. Reid’s new book A Fine Mess shows “What a World Tour of Tax Codes Can Teach the U.S. About How to Reform Its Own.” Tax ranks high among global economic activities. Federal taxes alone constitute more than a quarter of the American economy. Including state and local levies brings the total tax burden to… Read more »

Daniel McGinn in the Sunday New York Times

New speaker Daniel McGinn, author of Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed, has penned a new piece for the NY Times, “Why I Wrote This Article on Malcolm Gladwell’s Keyboard.” Do lucky objects actually help us perform better? If we believe in their special power, research suggests that they… Read more »