The simple but ingenious system Taiwan uses to crowdsource its laws

What I am reading: It was late in 2015, and things were at an impasse. Some four years earlier, Taiwan’s finance ministry had decided to legalize online sales of alcohol. To help…, The simple but ingenious system Taiwan uses to crowdsource its laws, https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611816/the-simple-but-ingenious-system-taiwan-uses-to-crowdsource-its-laws/, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Opinion | How America’s Jews Learned to Be Liberal

What I am reading: A startling opinion survey released this summer revealed just how wide is the rift between the world’s two largest Jewish communities. Israelis approve of…, Opinion | How America’s Jews Learned to Be Liberal, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/18/opinion/american-jews-israel-liberals.html, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

You’re Never Going to Be “Caught Up” at Work. Stop Feeling Guilty About It.

What I am reading: Valerio Gualandi/EyeEm/Getty Images Most people I know have a to-do list so long that it’s not clear that there’s an end to it. Some tasks, even quite important…, You’re Never Going to Be “Caught Up” at Work. Stop Feeling Guilty About It., https://hbr.org/2018/07/youre-never-going-to-be-caught-up-at-work-stop-feeling-guilty-about-it, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Using Holding and Operating Companies to Protect Business Assets

What I am reading: The ideal business structure consists of two entities:

an operating entity that has possession of the assets, but does not own the assets (unless they are…, Using Holding and Operating Companies to Protect Business Assets, https://www.bizfilings.com/toolkit/research-topics/running-your-business/asset-strategies, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

‘He created Omarosa’: How Trump’s protegee turned his tactics against him

What I am reading: Omarosa Manigault Newman’s new book comes with an explosive title. (“Unhinged.”) It has a healthy frisson of tension followed by a climactic reveal. (She taped…, ‘He created Omarosa’: How Trump’s protegee turned his tactics against him, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/he-created-omarosa-how-trumps-protege-turned-his-tactics-against-him/2018/08/14/53d2c8f0-9fcd-11e8-83d2-70203b8d7b44_story.html, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

We Tore Down a $100, Counterfeit iPhone X

What I am reading: “I found an iPhone X for $100,” Motherboard reporter Sarah Emerson messaged me while she was on a reporting trip in Shenzhen, China earlier this year. “You want…, We Tore Down a $100, Counterfeit iPhone X, https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/qvmkdd/counterfeit-iphone-x-review-and-teardown, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Capitalism needs a welfare state to survive

What I am reading: IN THE mythologies of both left and right, the welfare state is a work of socialism. Yet the intellectual tradition it owes most to is liberalism. The architect…, Capitalism needs a welfare state to survive, https://www.economist.com/leaders/2018/07/12/capitalism-needs-a-welfare-state-to-survive, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Can Society Scale?

What I am reading: If you want to understand how group dynamics work online, look no further than Numtot. The acronym stands for New Urbanist Memes for Transit-Oriented Teens.…, Can Society Scale?, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/10/style/numtot-urbanism-memes.html, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

How Musicians Make Money — Or Don’t at All — in 2018

What I am reading: The buzziest word in music this year is the one that used to be the most utterly boring. Copyright — ownership of songs and albums as creative works — is a…, How Musicians Make Money — Or Don’t at All — in 2018, https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/how-musicians-make-money-or-dont-at-all-in-2018-706745/, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Copyright Office Denies Protection for "Unique" Product Packaging | Trademark and Copyright Law

What I am reading: If you are having trouble obtaining a federal trademark registration for a product’s packaging, some lawyer has probably mentioned to you that copyright…, Copyright Office Denies Protection for "Unique" Product Packaging | Trademark and Copyright Law, http://www.trademarkandcopyrightlawblog.com/2018/08/copyright-office-denies-protection-for-unique-product-packaging/, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,