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Eugene Rogan discusses THE FALL OF THE OTTOMANS on NPR’s Morning Edition

Some countries, including the U.S., have yet to fully and formally recognize the Armenian genocide. Steve Inskeep revisits history with Eugene Rogan, author of The Fall of the Ottomans.

Andrew Palmer’s SMART MONEY featured in Foreign Affairs

At a 2013 conference held by The Economist in New York, business and policy leaders debated whether talented university graduates should join Google or Goldman Sachs. Vivek Wadhwa, a serial entrepreneur, spoke up for Google. “Would you rather have your children engineering the financial system [and] creating more problems for us, or having a chance of saving the world?” he asked. He had a much easier time pitching his case than Robert Shiller, the Nobel Prize–winning economist who advocated for Goldman Sachs by arguing that every human activity, even saving the world, had to be financed. No use; in the end, the audience voted heavily in favor of Mountain View and against Wall Street.

Martin Ford discusses RISE OF THE ROBOTS with Wired

The robots haven’t just landed in the workplace—they’re expanding skills, moving up the corporate ladder, showing awesome productivity and retention rates, and increasingly shoving aside their human counterparts.


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