Mark Zuckerberg says it will take 3 years to fix Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg needed to fix Facebook long before Cambridge Analytica: Richard Nieva on the making of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook warns investors to expect bigger and worse scandals than Cambridge Analytica. The problem isn’t that Facebook is creepy, it’s that it’s creepy and huge. Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t understand journalism — either that, or he doesn’t care. Thinking through the “What should we do about Facebook?” question. Facebook needs reining in, investor Roger McNamee says. Why nothing is going to happen to Facebook or Mark Zuckerberg.


Emily L. Sherwin (Cornell): The Rationality of Promising. Abraham Bell (Bar Ilan) and Gideon Parchomovsky (Penn): Property as the Right to Be Left Alone. Chris Armstrong (Southampton): Natural Resource Ownership. The Internet’s worst-case scenario finally happened in real life: An entire country was taken offline, and no one knows why. Top Republican official says Trump won Wisconsin because of voter ID law. The migrant caravan enters Trump’s hostile immigration maze. This is what love does to your brain: Sean Illing interviews Helen Fisher, author of Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love. Don’t fall into Kanye West’s trap. Modern NDAs are unbelievably dirty, and the same handful of sleazy lawyers is behind most of them.


Andrew B. Hall (Stanford) and Connor Hu and Shiro Kuriwaki (Harvard): Wealth, Slave Ownership, and Fighting for the Confederacy: An Empirical Study of the American Civil War. Yeonha Jung (BU): How the Legacy of Slavery Has Survived: A Mechanism through Labor Market Institutions and Human Capital. Alex Carp on slavery and the American university. From The Root, yes, there was slavery in New York, and a New York City college has compiled a free, searchable database from that terrible time; what we thought we knew about Africa and slavery might not be right; and is anyone shocked that slavery continued a century after emancipation? “But slavery was so long ago”.

Africatown and the 21st-century stain of slavery: The descendants of Cudjo Lewis, the final survivor of the last slave ship to land in America, fight for respect and environmental justice. Indian slavery once thrived in New Mexico — Latinos are finding family ties to it. From the Council of Foreign Relations, a special report on Modern Slavery: Slavery, long banned and universally condemned, persists in many corners of the world, victimizing tens of millions of people.

From Vox, P.R. Lockhart on the ignorance of Kanye West; and Tara Isabella Burton on the insidious cultural history of Kanye West’s slavery comments. Kanye West seems ignorant on the realities of slavery — that’s shockingly common. Today in unexpected political realignments: Republicans are now more likely than Democrats to like Kanye West.

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