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The World's Most Annoying Man
Harvard Professor Steven Pinker markets a world image that is rose colored, optimistic, and grounded in false axioms, dubious assumptions and misleading statistics. In this piece, Nathan J. Robinson of Current Affairs picks apart the best-selling Pinker worldview.
Jeff Bezos's Corporate Takeover of Our Lives
Amazon is a player in hundreds of industries worldwide, with its sights set on many more. This detailed article by David Dayen goes into the far reaching consequences of Amazon's commercial empire, from its effects on the small business owners it claims to help, to its massive data collection apparatus and worker mistreatment. Dayen also summarizes the economic policies that have allowed Amazon to reach this level.
Previewing the Democratic Debates: Every Flavor of NBC, Trusting Corporate Media on Climate
Julie Hollar from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) provides a preview of the upcoming democratic primary debates on June 26th and 27th. She explains what you should and shouldn't expect from the debate moderators and details about the candidates that have curiously been ignored by the media leading up to the debates.