Monthly Archives: July 2019

Making people better cogs

Professor Karen Levy has been studying the automation of the trucking industry.  That is why New York Times writer Noam Scheiber interviewed her in preparation for his article on robots in the Amazon warehouse on Staten Island.  Schreiber and Levy … Continue reading

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Who took my phone book?

  So…I ran into my old friend Ted Nelson last week. That’s a real person. I’m not making any of this up. Ted is co-author of a very popular text (Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Conceptual Approach) now going into … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games for Democrats

When I began watching the Democratic debates this week, I started thinking of this as a sort of tournament. Each candidate is not so much a way of envisioning who the Democratic Party should be this year and next, but … Continue reading

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