What We’re Reading
Preeti Aroon "Outsourcing at Home," by Rachael King in BusinessWeek. As wages in India increase and the dollar loses value against the rupee, some businesses—including India’s Tata Consultancy Services—are setting up shop in the United States, namely in areas of the country where the cost of living is below average. Blake Hounshell "Russia 2017: Three ...
"Outsourcing at Home," by Rachael King in BusinessWeek. As wages in India increase and the dollar loses value against the rupee, some businesses—including India’s Tata Consultancy Services—are setting up shop in the United States, namely in areas of the country where the cost of living is below average.
"Russia 2017: Three Scenarios," published by the Finnish parliament’s Committee for the Future. Russia’s former vassal weighs in on what the giant next door will look like 100 years after the Russian Revolution. Bottom line: Nokias for everyone!
Poor People by William T. Vollman. I absolutely loved Vollman’s epic historical novel Europe Central, but I’m having some trouble getting into this nonfiction exploration of the subject of poverty. He certainly deserves credit for ambition though.
"The Greening of Walmart," in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. How does the world’s largest retailer become environmentally friendly while sticking to the bottom line? Stanford Graduate School of Business’s Erica L. Plambeck and Lyn Denend endeavor to find out.
"The Things that Carried Him: The True Story of a Soldier’s Last Trip Home," by Chris Jones in the May Esquire. (Not online.) Simply put, it’s one of the best pieces of journalism I’ve read in a long, long time.
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating
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