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The Little Magazine That Incubated Team Biden

The New York Times: “It has only 500 subscribers. And yet Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, a 15-year-old quarterly run by a three-person staff out of a small office blocks from the White House, may be one of the most influential publications of the post-Trump era. Six of President Biden’s 25 Cabinet-level officials and appointees, including the secretary of state and the chief of staff, as well as many other high-level administration members, have published essays in its pages, floating theories that may now be translated into policy. Democracy’s print edition has no photos or illustrations, and its website is bare-bones. It has no podcast, and the titles of its articles — “Meritocracy and Its Discontents”; “How to End Wage Stagnation”; “Defend Multilateralism: It’s What People Want” — are not exactly the stuff of clickbait. It is also not one of those publications with a big social presence, hosting public policy discussions at the Hyatt rather than cocktail parties for the Georgetown set. “There’s not much pizazz,” said Michael Tomasky, the journal’s editor since 2009. But if The New Republic of the 1990s was “the in-flight magazine of Air Force One” during the Bill Clinton years, as it was described in the film “Shattered Glass,” then Democracy could play a similar role in the Biden era…”

These are the country’s 100 most overpaid CEOs

Fast Company: “In 2019, the average top CEO’s pay increased 14% from 2018 to $21.3 million. Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, earned $280,621,552 in total compensation—more than 1,000 times the income of a median company employee. Pichai tops the new list of “100 Most Overpaid CEOs,” the seventh annual report published… Continue Reading

Washington’s Most Influential People

Washingtonian – “The 250 experts and advocates—outside the government—who’ll be shaping the policy debates of the years to come. Contents: Antitrust Banking and Finance Business and Labor Civil Rights and Criminal Justice Climate/Environment Economic Policy Education Energy Foreign Affairs Good Government Healthcare Immigration Infrastructure and Transportation Legal Intelligentsia National Security and Defense Tech and Telecom Continue Reading

5 hidden Google gems you aren’t using yet

Fast Company, Doug Aamoth – “For a tool most of us use every day to find stuff on the web, Google has more than a few helpful tricks up its sleeve that aren’t super apparent unless you know where to look. Here are a few I’ve found recently that have saved me countless clicks, spared… Continue Reading

Trump reported making more than $1.6 billion while president

CREW: “Donald Trump reported making more than $1.6 billion in outside revenue and income during his four years as President of the United States, according to a review of his financial disclosures by CREW. While Trump publicly took credit for donating his taxpayer-funded salary, that ended up being less than 0.1% of the revenue and… Continue Reading

African Americans in Business and Entrepreneurship: A Resource Guide

Lynn Weinstein Librarian, Business Reference Section at Library of Congress – “African Americans in Business and Entrepreneurship: A Resource Guide – The history of African Americans in business has been shaped by institutional racism as well as inequities in education and opportunity. This guide provides access to a wide variety of primary and secondary sources… Continue Reading

How are bitcoin created?

The Hustle – “An illustrated guide to bitcoin mining, blockchains, and the “minting” process of cryptocurrency’s most popular coin. Bitcoin has had a banner start to the year. Less than 2 months after breaking the $20k barrier for the first time, the digital currency more than doubled in price, hitting a high of $49,344 this… Continue Reading

U.S. Chamber Releases In-Depth Analysis of U.S.-China Economic Relationship

“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s China Center, in partnership with Rhodium Group, released a new analysis today examining the complexity of the U.S.-China economic relationship. A first-of-its-kind study, “Understanding U.S.-China Decoupling: Macro Trends and Industry Impacts” seeks to better understand the degree to which the U.S. and Chinese economies are intertwined and dependent on each… Continue Reading

Political Polarization: Challenges, Opportunities, and Hope for Consumer Welfare

Journal of Public Policy and Marketing [paywall] EXPRESS: Political Polarization: Challenges, Opportunities, and Hope for Consumer Welfare, Marketers, and Public Policy Show. T.J. Weber, Chris Hydock, William Ding. First Published January 12, 2021. “Political polarization is a marked political division in the population, characterized by multiple manifestations. We argue that it can impact consumer psychology,… Continue Reading

Get a Password Manager Create strong, unique passwords for each account

Consumer Reports – Create strong, unique passwords for each account—and keep them all in a secure place. “Think of a password manager as a secure vault that creates incredibly long, hard-to-crack passwords—a different one for each site or service—and then helps you log in safely and conveniently. To access all those passwords, you enter a… Continue Reading