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[OP-ED]: America the complacent

 04/26/2017 - 10:54
In his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” Cowen argues that we’ve overcorrected and gone too far toward trying to create perfect, insulated “bubble worlds” for ourselves and our kids. And now we’re afraid to change anything, lest we burst the bubble. 
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The headline grabbed my attention: “Americans have become lazy and it’s hurting the economy.” 

Lazy? Now there’s a four-letter word you rarely hear Americans use to describe themselves.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:45am
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In his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” Cowen argues that we’ve overcorrected and gone too far toward trying to create perfect, insulated “bubble worlds” for ourselves and our kids. And now we’re afraid to change anything, lest we burst the bubble. 

Amid Venezuela Protests, GM says Authorities seized its car plant

 04/21/2017 - 02:22
 Fotografía de archivo de 19 de noviembre de 2008 que muestra el logo de General Motors World en la fachada exterior de su sede central en Detroit (EE.UU.). EFE/JEFF KOWALSKY/ARCHIVO

General Motors became the latest in a wave of international companies that have shut their doors voluntarily or under duress.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:15pm
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GM halts operations in Venezuela after accusing gov't of seizing factory.
File photo dated Nov. 19, 2008 showing the logo of General Motors World in the façade of its headquarters in Detroit, United States. EFE/JEFF KOWALSKY

[OP-ED]: A familiar voice with an all-too-familiar story

 04/06/2017 - 11:02
Ray Suárez es un verdadero periodista. Tras ascender superando dificultades en los años 70 y 80 -cuando la frase ‘reportero de televisión’ conjuraba imágenes de Mike Wallace y Harry Reasoner y no la de un muchacho puertorriqueño de Brooklyn- este veterano de 60 años es simplemente la norma a la que muchos jóvenes periodistas latinos aún aspiran. youtube.com
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Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell says it takes around 10,000 hours of practice to master a craft. 

But there’s a catch. Who’s to say that, by the time you put in the years necessary to get really good at something, you won’t be at an age where it is tough to find gainful employment?

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Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:45am
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Ray Suarez is a real newsman. Having come up the hard way in the 1970s and ‘80s -- when the phrase “television newscaster” conjured up images of Mike Wallace or Harry Reasoner and not a Puerto Rican kid from Brooklyn -- this 60-year-old veterano is simply the standard to which many young Latino journalists still aspire. Photo: youtube.com

[OP-ED]: Is the American Dream killing us?

 04/04/2017 - 10:31
One theory attributes the spike in “deaths of despair” to growing income inequality. There would be fewer suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related deaths if incomes were distributed more equally, the argument goes. People take out their frustrations and anger by resorting to self-destructive behavior.
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It isn’t often that economics raises the most profound questions of human existence, but recent work of economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton (husband and wife, both of Princeton University) comes close. You may recall that a few years ago, Case and Deaton reported the startling finding that the death rates of non-Hispanic middle-aged whites had gotten worse — they were dying younger.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 8:15am
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One theory attributes the spike in “deaths of despair” to growing income inequality. There would be fewer suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related deaths if incomes were distributed more equally, the argument goes. People take out their frustrations and anger by resorting to self-destructive behavior.

In Kensington, the drug trade tells a tale of two neighborhoods

 03/09/2016 - 09:51
Fall, 2015. An empty baby stroller found in a string of vacant lots frequented by drug users on Hart Lane in northwest Kensington. (All photos by Max Marin unless otherwise noted.)

While one side experiences a rapid makeover, the other is still dodging bullets in a notorious drug market.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 9:30am
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Fall, 2015. An empty baby stroller found in a string of vacant lots frequented by drug users on Hart Lane in northwest Kensington. (All photos by Max Marin unless otherwise noted.)