July 2012 Archive

Cell Phone Guy

Government Surveillance of Cell Users: 1.3 Million Annual Requests and Rising

By Julian Sanchez: Last week, I wrote that the annual report on government wiretaps has become increasingly misleading and irrelevant, as new technologies have granted investigators a wide ...

Nicholas Kristof

Kristof: The Journalist as Tourist

By Hamid Dabashi: The New York Times columnist relies on orientalist cliches when writing about Iran, revealing his outdated assumptions.


Income Is Definitely Being Redistributed Upward, but Why Do We Think It’s Technology?

By Dean Baker: Thomas Edsall devoted his Times blogpost today to several economists who claim that the upward redistribution we have seen over the last three decades is a result of revolutions in technology...