Gustav Dahlgren

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Break Bad Habits with a Simple Checklist

When we’re starting out on a new goal, we’re full of energy and enthusiasm. We eagerly make changes and take steps in our new direction in the first few weeks. But as time goes on, the newness wears off. Our energy drains, and we lose sight of our goal. Ultimately, we slide back into the status quo.<p>…

Management

Key concepts from George Orwell’s “1984” might explain why it’s Amazon’s best-selling book in the age of Trump

In the book <i>1984</i>, the job of protagonist Winston Smith is to replace historical truths with new, state-approved “facts.” This week in the US, in what appears to be an eerie reflection of today’s political climate of “post-truth” and “alternative facts,” the dystopian novel has shot to the number-one …

What will Trump do about Afghanistan?

<b>As Donald Trump settles into his new home in the White House, one of the most pressing issues in his in-tray is Afghanistan.</b><p>America's longest war isn't something that he has said much about, and - as with so many issues - what he has said is contradictory.<p>In the past, he has described America's …

Afghanistan

In the post-truth era Sweden's far right fake fact checker was inevitable

A Swedish Facebook group called Mediekollen promises to debunk false information on the web. The twist? Mediekollen is faking its facts<p>Anyone who thought the furore over fake news would lead to fast and effective action to tackle disinformation on the web has been quickly disabused of the …

Journalism

Congress Produces Its Shopping List for Beefing Up the U.S. Military

New fighters, bombers, ships, and even a new tank are on the list.<p>The Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Arizona Senator John McCain, released a paper on Tuesday calling for the Pentagon to receive a nine percent boost in defense spending next year. The plan calls for spending more …

U.S. Navy Gets in on Drone Action With First Real Aircraft Carrier Landing

The Navy's X-47B drone completed its newest round of tests off the Virginia shore last week, making it the first pilotless unmanned jet in history to …

The Drone Gender Gap: Big Differences in How Men and Women View Strikes

A new report on global attitudes about the U.S. from the Pew Research Center shows something that isn't terribly surprising: American drone strikes …

The industry can no longer simply focus on the benefits of shale gas

George Mitchell, the pioneer of extracting shale gas economically, who died on July 26th, rarely talked to the press. In May 2012 The Economist …