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New York City’s “Department of Moral Guidance”

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New Yorker covers are usually very good, but this week’s is especially so. The drawing, by Bruce McCall, is called “Moral Guidance”.  It depicts three New Yorkers in stocks – for offences of smoking, salt and carbs. Across the bottom, it says “NYC Department of Moral Guidance – No Feeding Backsliders”. By coincidence, Brendan O’Neill writes on a […]

This week’s articles of note

“The end of history man,” Financial Times [Francis Fukuyama interviewed by Martin Wolf] “The future of innovation: can America keep pace?” Time, by Fareed Zakaria “Excuses, excuses: a litany of special factors exposes the recovery’s fragility,” The Economist “Everything you’ve heard about fossil fuels may be wrong,” Salon, by Michael Lind “Where’s the panic button on this […]

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