Read — 2013/04/24
Today’s selection of articles includes:
- “In Hard Times, Open Dissent and Repression Rise in Vietnam“, by Thomas Fuller (NY Times). “Dissent is flourishing, but at the same time, so is repression”.
- “Why Tim Cook Is Like Steve Ballmer“, by Nick Wingfield (NY Times). Seemingly healthy companies stuck in “investor purgatory”.
- “A Health Provider Finds Success in Keeping Hospital Beds Empty“, by Annie Lowrey (NY Times). “Accountable care” programs use financial targets and incentives to hospitals and doctors to contain health-care costs costs. A key development in controlling costs, or HMO 2.0?
- “The Young Salinger, Mordant Yet Hopeful“, by Dave Itzkoff (NY Times). Speaking of the costs of health care…the costs of health care bring nine revealing letters from a young J.D. Salinger to light. Insight into the life and self-prospects of an aspiring author: “It will doubtless tear the country’s heart out, and return the thing a far richer organ. (I’ll probably fail completely with it.)”
Happy birthday to the Library of Congress!