Read : 2019-07-08
Today’s selection of articles:
- “Can Khan Academy scale to educate anyone, anywhere?“, by Brian Kenny (Cold Call Podcast, 2019-06-18). How does Professor Bill Sahlman’s business background frame and bias his analysis?
- “Delving into the mysticism of music“, by Janet Maslin (NY Times, 1992-11-13). A review of the film “Tous les matins du monde” (“All the mornings of the world“), directed by Alain Corneau.
- “Behold, the most (intentionally) poorly designed website ever created“, by Samuel Axon (Ars Technica, 2019-07-04).
- “While Trump isolates the U.S., it’s ‘let’s make a deal’ for the rest of the world“, by Keith Johnson (Foreign Policy, 2019-07-03).
- “The making of the mighty Megan Rapinoe“, by Eugene S. Robinson (OZY, 2019-07-02).
- “Selling your private information is a terrible idea“, by Sarah Jeong (NY Times, 2019-07-05). A topic worthy of discussion. The analogy to selling kidneys? Misapplied at best, intentionally misleading at worst.
- “This reporter asks a lot of questions. In Japan, that makes her unusual.“, by Motoko Rich (NY Times, 2019-07-05). Are such cultural comparisons better read in the mindset of tradeoffs rather than moral absolutes?
- “Democracy is for the gods“, by Costica Bradatan (NY Times, 2019-07-05). “Genuine democracy is difficult to achieve and once achieved, fragile. In the grand scheme of human events, it [has been] the exception, not the rule.”