The Thumb on the Scale in the Winner Take All Economy

March 1, 2014   ·   0 Comments


By Dean Baker: Robert Frank has an interesting discussion in the NYT of the "winner take all" dynamics created by the Internet economy, but he leaves out an ...


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By Jonathan Latham: The science media has somehow escaped serious attention. This is unfortunate because no country in the world has a healthy science media...


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Thomas Friedman is Way Off Today

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Technology Killed Courtship. Good Riddance.

By Amanda Hess: In the New York Times this weekend, reporter Alex Williams mourns “The End of Courtship.” Texting is to blame for dating’s demise. “Instead of dinner-and-a-movie, which seems ...

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By Katie Mcdonough: The New York Times introduces a new word -- and pegs a new problem.


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By David H. Freedman: In late 2011, in a nearly 6,000-word article in The New York Times Magazine, health writer Tara Parker-Pope laid out the scientific evidence ...

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First We Get Proof of Heaven; Now the Secret of Immortality.

By Paul Raeburn: Only a few weeks after Newsweek and Simon & Schuster gave us proof of heaven, The New York Times now offers us immortality in the form of an article entitled "Can a Jellyfish Unlock the Secret of Immortality?"

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The NYTOnIt Account is Hilarious. Shame the Times Can’t Take a Joke

By Jeff Jarvis: It's sad that the Times' lawyers should have gone after what is clearly fair comment – and perhaps sadder that Twitter caved in.

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