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All articles by Mike Jakeman

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Mutual respect

March 29, 2021
In her new book, Freelancers Union founder Sara Horowitz urges people to rely less on government and more on a powerful cooperative spirit.
by Mike Jakeman
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Battling the bots

March 15, 2021
In his new book, Futureproof, Kevin Roose provides useful advice for humans on life amid rampant automation.
by Mike Jakeman
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No, we can’t

December 15, 2020
In her new book, Can’t Even, Anne Helen Petersen lays out the immense challenges millennials face in gaining a foothold in the economy.
by Mike Jakeman

Plumbing the depths

April 6, 2020
In their comprehensive new book, Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton explain why mortality rates in the U.S. are rising.
by Mike Jakeman

The long history of the con

March 10, 2020
In Don’t Fall for It, Ben Carlson delves into the psychology of why some people commit fraud — and why others become victims of it.
by Mike Jakeman

The upside of slow growth

February 10, 2020
In the new book Fully Grown, economist Dietrich Vollrath argues that the recent spell of moderate growth in the U.S. is a sign of success.
by Mike Jakeman

A brave new workless world

January 20, 2020
In his new book, Oxford University economist Daniel Susskind sketches out the perils and promise of automation’s displacement of labor.
by Mike Jakeman

Pressure points

September 20, 2019
In his new book, Transaction Man, journalist Nicholas Lemann describes the evolution — and failure — of competing attempts to manage the power of corporations.
by Mike Jakeman