A look back at Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960 – 2010 by Charles Murray A few years ago, in 2012, the divisive author Charles Murray wrote Coming Apart ( A New York Times best-seller), to tell the story of white America. The book sees an America of two halves: on one side … Continue reading The State of White America
Review of The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere by Kevin Carey In a world where the transport, media and financial services industries are being transformed by digital innovation, one sector appears to have (so far) been resilient in the face of change: third level education. It is … Continue reading The Future of Education
The dog days of August are drawing to a close and the end of ‘silly season’ is nigh. In spite of the usual slump in news stories at this time of year, there were lots of interesting things happening this week: Statutes on Statues The fallout from Charlottesville continues, and particularly the discussion it has … Continue reading News Digest 26th August: White Hot Summer
Review of Jonathan Taplin's Move Fast and Break Things The aim of Taplin’s book is to demonstrate how Silicon Valley (both its literal companies and its figurative ideologies) has impacted – or corrupted – the creative industries. In order to do this, he tracks the origins of the internet itself, from early utopian ideals of … Continue reading Is the Internet broken?
What was I reading this week? Politics Of course, North Korea has dominated the headlines. In the most tumultuous twelve months in living history, this has to be the most worrisome, threatening development. Vox has provided a useful list of the options now facing Trump. If you need an introduction to what's going on, check … Continue reading News Digest 7th July 2017