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Learning to Work With Robots

AI will change everything. Workers must adapt — or else.

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How Venezuela Struck It Poor

The tragic — and totally avoidable — self-destruction of one of the world’s richest oil economies.

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How Conservation Became Colonialism

Indigenous people, not environmentalists, are the key to protecting the world’s most precious ecosystems.

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How Venezuela Struck It Poor

The tragic — and totally avoidable — self-destruction of one of the world’s richest oil economies.

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The Hidden Benefits of Uber

Gig work offers a leg up in the developing world.

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Our Data, Ourselves

How to stop tech firms from monopolizing our personal information.

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Then They Came for the Lawyers

Technology has already driven blue-collar workers into the underclass. Professionals may be next.

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Closing the Factory Doors

For two centuries, countries have used low-wage labor to climb out of poverty. What will happen when robots take those jobs?

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Who Will Care for the Carers?

As populations age, countries will need ever more primary health workers and aides — jobs robots will never do well. So why do we treat these workers so badly?

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Protect Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

Robots can actually create jobs — if countries get their trade policies right.

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The New Economy’s Old Business Model Is Dead

Tech companies are used to pairing big revenues with small labor forces. But they’ll soon be forced to become massive job creators.

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First They Came for the Immigrants. Then They Came for the Robots.

Politicians must prepare voters for automation; otherwise, opportunistic populists will seize the agenda.

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Longtime Neighbors

The hidden history of Poland’s Muslims.

The Fix

Decoder

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Pride and Prejudice in Tehran

To understand Iran’s foreign policy, you need to learn a little Farsi.

Debunker

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Thank You, Jimmy Carter

Restoring the reputation of America’s most underrated foreign-policy president.

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There’s No Such Thing as a Stable Career

Job insecurity has always been a fact of life. Just ask chimney sweeps, lectors, and telephone operators.

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Those Who Dare to Bare Their Hair

Masih Alinejad is helping Iranian women challenge the regime — one hijab at a time.

Reviews

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Les Monstres Among Us

Two French best-sellers draw warnings for the present from the stories of Hitler’s henchmen.

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Who’s Afraid of Judith Shklar?

Meet the American philosopher who showed that Western politics could only move forward by first taking a step backward.

Lior Raz, right, and Doron Ben-David play undercover Israeli operatives in Fauda, now available on Netflix. (Netflix)

The Occupation as Entertainment

The second season of the acclaimed TV thriller “Fauda” obscures the dark realities of Israeli rule in the West Bank.

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