Today’s selection of articles:
- “Tesla’s push to build a self-driving car sparked dissent among its engineers“, by Ianthe Jeanne Dugan & Mike Spector (Wall Street Journal). My takeaway from this article: Elon Musk is a visionary who is not afraid to wring people dry, loose talent, and over-sell his product. Not my preferred business practices. But Tesla seems to have built huge industry leads.
- “How student internships saved a Chicago school“, by Chris Berdik (The Atlantic).
- “The startup behind these sneakers is skyrocketing in popularity — and it’s easy to understand why after trying them“, by Amir Ismael (Insider Picks).
- “In a polarized America, can a middle party rise from the ashes?“, by Daniel Malloy (OZY). A (viable) third-party in American politics?
- “Electric cars are not necessarily clean“, by David Biello (Scientific American).
[E]lectric cars are only as good [read: clean] as the electricity that charges them.
- “Gasoline vs electric — who wins on lifetime global warming emissions? We found out“, by Rachael Nealer (Union of Concerned Scientists).
[E]xcess manufacturing emissions [associated with battery electric vehicles] are offset within 6 to 16 months of driving.