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4 days ago by lmoon
Get Coursework Writing Service Online in Massachusetts
We talk to our coursework writers to maintain a high level of privacy and confidentiality whenever they communicate with the clients on the order-related issues.
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7 days ago by meldaresearch
A New Marxian Century
It’s not just that Marx’s ideas remain relevant — we’re also in the midst of a great new age of Marxian thought.
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17 days ago by markhgn
Andrew O'Hagan, "Diary" (on memorial services)
"Perhaps that is what orders of service are for: to distil the floating essence of a person before we go on without them."
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21 days ago by briansholis
Susan Sontag was a monster, of the very best kind | Aeon Essays
Using the etymology of "monster" to argue that Sontag sought to WARN society, to call its attention to things it would rather not see. Describes relentlessness and seriousness as Sontag's definitive characteristics, which seems fair. Perhaps a little too enamored of the idea of the contrarian position as inherently valuable and even heroic. The comments are also interesting; apparently Sontag STILL gets people riled up, which sort of proves the author's point.
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24 days ago by johnmfrench
Michael Lewis Makes Boring Stuff Interesting - WSJ
May 17, 2019 | THE WALL STREET JOURNAL | By Richard Turner.

The writer’s new podcast ‘Against the Rules’ asks what has happened to fairness in the U.S.......Michael Lewis doesn’t really need this gig. His new podcast, “Against the Rules,” doesn’t pay anything close to his book-writing day job. It’s unlikely to turn into a movie. Plus, the podcast’s subject is pretty abstract: Who are the referees in our society? Who determines what is fair and even what is true? Is our whole system rigged from stem to stern, as everyone from President Donald Trump to sports fans to the Black Lives Matter movement insists?.....The idea ...is to examine “what’s happened to fairness” in an age when America’s arbiters are no longer trusted. The Walter Cronkites of the world are gone, and those assigned to make the tough calls are reviled, threatened and assumed (sometimes correctly) to be corrupt.....“It’s a big problem for democracy if people don’t have a shared reality,” Mr. Lewis says. “It’s difficult to establish a referee in an increasingly unequal environment” like today’s U.S., “when there are powerful parties and not-so powerful ones. .......Mr. Lewis’s skills turn out to be well-suited to the podcast medium. His calling card, echoed by untold critics and readers, is this: He makes boring stuff interesting. He collects disparate ingredients, whips them up with character and narrative, and distills human stories into engrossing big-picture explainers........Lewis keeps seeing failures of refereeing. “There was no referee at the interface between Wall Street and the consumers—consumer finance. I saw the birth of that, when Wall Street hit segments of society it had never touched, through subprime mortgages, for car loans, through asset-backed securities. There was no one saying, ‘That’s fair and that’s not.’”.......Among his topics: correct English usage, judges, used cars, identity theft, credit-card companies, student-loan abuses, Cambridge Analytica, King Solomon and the famed mediator Kenneth Feinberg, who handled victim compensation for 9/11 families and those affected by the 2010 BP oil spill. Listeners can imagine myriad future topics related to fairness: expanding the Supreme Court, machines calling balls and strikes, cable-news coverage of the Trump presidency and so on.
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4 weeks ago by jerryking
Author photos: A taxonomy
There are as many different author photos as there are authors (naturally), but if you look at a lot of them, as I do in my line of work, you begin to notice some trends. Some are good. Some are perplexing. Some are straightforward, while others are more mysterious. Here, I attempt to create a taxonomy of some of the most common versions. It is, of course, incomplete—infinite variations, etc.—so feel free to add on in the comment section.
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4 weeks ago by terry
Meet Aerospace Engineer Judith Love Cohen
My mother usually considered her work on the Apollo program to be the highlight of her career. When disaster struck the Apollo 13 mission, it was the Abort-Guidance System that brought the astronauts home safely. Judy was there when the Apollo 13 astronauts paid a “thank you” [visit] to the TRW facility in Redondo Beach.

She finished her engineering career running the systems engineering for the science ground facility of the Hubble Space Telescope.

During her engineering career, she was a vigorous and tireless advocate of better treatment for women in the workplace. Many things that today we consider routine — the posting of job openings inside of a company so that anyone could apply, formal job descriptions for every position, and so forth - were her creations. She had a profound impact on equality in the workforce.
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