Michael Lee

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The Economics Of The Personal Essay

Ha ha, just kidding, who cares, am I right? This is not going to be some lesson about the basic economics of publishing personal essays online; …

George Zimmer, a millionaire with a plan to help the middle class

In 2010, not long after the tea party was making its presence felt, a group with a different makeup and mission was created: the Patriotic Millionaires. Its membership requirements are an annual income over $1 million and/or assets of $5 million, and it wants policy changes that will open more …

How I Finally Made Peace With My Anxiety Disorder

I sank into the faded green couch and prepared to tell another stranger about a part of myself I'd been trying to get rid of since I was a child; to describe what it feels like on those rare occasions when my brain tells me to run from everything; when even the most mundane daily tasks -- driving …

Acquainted

Don’t ignore these 7 habits of highly effective entrepreneurs

I used to waste a lot of time when I worked as an employee of a company a couple of years ago. I used to reach office by 10 am, check emails, go to …

Entrepreneurship
Economics

Tesla Model S Deliveries Surge 52%

Results top company forecast; still needs sharp ramp to meet delivery goal for the year<p>Tesla Motors Inc.’s second-quarter sales jumped 52%, higher than the company had forecast, giving the Silicon Valley auto maker important momentum ahead of the debut of its Model X sport-utility later this …

Tesla
Climate

The next Cold War is here: China, Russia and the ghosts of Dwight Eisenhower

As America lurches from crisis to crisis, our foreign policy elites can’t even agree on our principal adversary<p>America’s grand strategy, its long-term blueprint for advancing national interests and countering major adversaries, is in total disarray. Top officials lurch from crisis to crisis, …

Geopolitics

US reportedly blocks Arab allies' attempts to deliver weapons to Kurds fighting ISIS

The U.S. has reportedly blocked any attempts by Middle East allies to fly weapons to the Kurds fighting the Islamic State in Iraq.<p>The Telegraph reports that U.S. allies say President Obama and other Western leaders, including Britain’s David Cameron, aren’t showing leadership over the escalating …

Middle East

US police killings headed for 1,100 this year, with black Americans twice as likely to die

Guardian investigation finds 547 people killed by law enforcement so far in 2015 as Obama’s call for ‘appropriate oversight’ continues to go unheeded<p>Police in the United States are killing people at a rate that would result in 1,100 fatalities by the end of this year, according to a Guardian …

Law Enforcement

Puerto Rico's Dance With Default Embraces A Fickle Partner: Wall Street

WASHINGTON -- Puerto Rico may stave off default by making a last-minute payment to creditors on July 1, but the island’s economic future rests on the whims of Wall Street.<p>Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla threw investors and market-watchers for a loop Sunday when he deemed Puerto Rico “unable” to pay …

Does it matter that Greece defaulted?

As embattled Greece moves closer to bankruptcy, what does it mean for other economies including Britain?<p>Greece defaulted on Tuesday evening, as it was unable to pay a €1.6bn debt due to the IMF.<p>Long, drawn-out discussions with its creditors have failed to produce any emergency cash needed to keep …

US and Cuba expected to re-open embassies

The US and Cuba are expected to announce the opening of embassies in each other’s capitals today. (Wednesday July 1)<p>The move re-establishes diplomatic ties severed in 1961.<p>Last April President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro met for the first formal talks between the two …

Greece's bailout expires, country defaults on IMF payment

Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due to the International Monetary Fund, deepening fears over whether it will be able to remain in the eurozone.<p>With its failure …

Europe

World Bank urges China to embrace basic financial reforms

BEIJING (AP) — China needs fundamental reform of its state-dominated financial system to keep economic growth on track, the World Bank said Wednesday.<p>The communist government needs to address wasteful investment, over-indebtedness and weak regulation of its shadow banking system, the bank said in a …

World Bank

One of Puerto Rico's biggest creditors just warned the island that it's not about to negotiate

Puerto Rico's Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla could be heading toward a fight with creditors unwilling to take reduced payouts as he tries to restructure the island's $73 billion debt to relieve its fiscal problems.<p>OppenheimerFunds, with about $4.5 billion exposure to Puerto Rico according to …

Caribbean

Mobility Exercises You Must Do if You Train Hard | Men's Health

A SEAL trains under extremely high loads and grueling conditions like swimming while pulling a weight through the pool or fast roping from a helicopter.<p>The result is a body with compromised movement and mobility, explains Kechijian. If he or she continues to work out with a jeopardized frame, the …

Economy

How Physics Will Change—and Change the World—in 100 Years — NOVA Next

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein had only just published his revolutionary new theory of gravity, atomic nuclei were entirely mysterious, and …

It's time for the demise of capital punishment in the US

2012 was a bad year for the death penalty in America, but a better one for humanity.<p>Executions have decreased 75% since their peak in 1996, and Connecticut joined 17 other states and the District of Columbia in abolishing capital punishment. All in all, the United States justice system killed 43 …

Louisiana death row inmate freed after 15 years – with a little help from DNA

Damon Thibodeaux has been proved innocent of a crime for which Louisiana has spent 15 years trying to kill him. In his first interview since being freed, he talks to Ed Pilkington<p>Every morning Damon Thibodeaux wakes up in his temporary digs in Minneapolis and wonders when his new-found freedom is …

How America's death penalty murders innocents

The evidence is in: the US criminal justice system produces wrongful convictions on an industrial scale – with fatal results<p>The US criminal justice system is a broken machine that wrongfully convicts innocent people, sentencing thousands of people to prison or to death for the crimes of others, as …

Death penalty statistics, country by country | visualisation and data | World news | theguardian.com

The wrong Carlos: how Texas sent an innocent man to his death

Groundbreaking Columbia law school study sets out in shocking detail the flaws that led to Carlos DeLuna's execution in 1989<p>• Highlights from our Reddit discussion with Ed Pilkington and James Liebman<p>A few years ago, Antonin Scalia, one of the nine justices on the US supreme court, made a bold …

Most people don't know America's system for carrying out the death penalty was designed by a Holocaust denier

The new ruling, Glossip v. Gross, is based on an older ruling from 2008 called Baze v. Rees.<p>I am familiar with Baze v. Rees, because a small chunk of it is based on reporting I did when I was a senior writer at the New Jersey Law Journal, about the macabre technical reality of how death penalties …

New Jersey