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Does Lack of Empathy for the Poor Make You a Sociopath?

21 minutes agoNews : Truthdig

  Shutterstock In a scathingly sardonic (and somewhat humorous) column for The Guardian, Lucy Mangan explains why those in the political class, and anyone else who has trouble understanding poverty, are despicable human beings whoseShow More Summary

Drivers of cross-border banking since the Global Crisis

In the aftermath of the Global Crisis, international banking is undergoing structural adjustments. This column investigates the role of policy-related drivers of changes in cross-border bank lending since the Crisis. The findings indicate that changes in regulatory policies are important push and pull factors of foreign credit. Show More Summary

Restructure EU banks to facilitate resolution

Bank resolution is a key pillar of the European Banking Union. This column argues that the current structure of large EU banks is not conducive to an effective and unbiased resolution procedure. The authors would require systemically...Show More Summary

Punch-drunk Jonathan Chait Takes On the Entire Internet

14 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

So, here is sad white man Jonathan Chait's essay about the difficulty of being a white man in the second age of "political correctness." In a neat bit of editorial trolling, New York teased the column with following question: "Can a white, liberal man critique a culture of political correctness?" Read more...

The EU new fiscal flexibility guidelines: An assessment

This column discusses and evaluates the new guidelines issued by the European Commission regarding the Stability and Growth Pact. These do not change the existing rules, but work to improve transparency, encourage fiscal discipline, and underline that fiscal adjustments should vary based on the circumstances a country finds itself to be in. Show More Summary

The Lost Boys of YA: Are Young Men Reading Less?

15 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Research reports that guys read fewer books of any genre and boys of every age group have scored worse than girls on reading tests for the last three decades. Why? Column by Leah Dearborn A friend of mine who recently finished six years of military service used to read on the bus between training exercises. Show More Summary

Instance Gratification 19: Guild Wars 2: Acorns & Hearts

Instance Gratification is the return of one of our premiere video outings. Originally featuring the cast of founder bloggers thrashing World of Warcraft dungeons and viewer runs of Dungeon & Dragons Online, the reinvigorated column heads to the realm of the Twitch channel. Come join us every Wednesday for dungeon dives, solo attempts and general [&hellip

Ask a Somm: What Wine Should I Drink In the Morning?

Welcome to Ask a Somm, a new column in which experts from across the country answer questions about wine. Wondering about a bottle? Drop us a line. Beloved New York restaurateur Danny Meyer, chief honcho of Union Square Hospitality Group, entrusts...Show More Summary

Truth in advertising: When is a doctor really a doctor?

A guest column by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, exclusive to In an emergency, the first question people often ask is: “Is there a doctor in the house?” When you have a medical problem, the best advice is, “Ask your doctor.”  Most people automatically assume that “doctor” in this context refers to a physician with a […]

Who made Chris Cillizza's list of Best State Reporters for NJ?

Chris Cillizza, who runs the Washington Post column The Fix likes to make lists of bests. Blue Jersey's been named both as one of the best state political blogs and among the best state-based political tweeters for @BlueJersey. Today, Cillizza picked his list of Best State Political Reporters. Show More Summary

"Can We All Shut Up About the Weather for a While?"

16 hours agoNews : Reason

So New York and the East Coast more generally got much less snow than was predicted, an event which provoked this memorable headline: "Men Promise Brooklyn Women 8 to 12 Inches, Deliver 4.3." In a new Time column, I try to draw some lessons from this latest example of overhyped weather coverage. Show More Summary

10 Books I Will Finally Read This Year

17 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

I've put them off for too long! Column by Christine J. Schmidt How long is your to-read list? Mine grows by the minute, and with so many new books being added daily, I've left some titles hanging there for years. Well, 2015 is the year I save ten of these cast-off classics. What follows is the list of books I will finally read this year. ... [Continue Reading]

How I Used Amanda Palmer’s The Art Of Asking To Make My Sex Column Go Viral

18 hours agoOdd : Thought Catalog

I feel like I’ve failed at being a writer and businesswoman when I can’t be equal financially, especially because I lived on my own in New York for over a decade and, save for a few bouts of unemployment, that wasn’t an issue.

Producer's Wife: Bill Cosby Raped Me, Too

The latest Bill Cosby accuser: Cindra Ladd, a former entertainment exec and wife of producer Alan Ladd Jr. In a Huffington Post column, she writes that she met Cosby in 1969, when she was 21 and he was 32, and gave him her number. He was married, but they started...

Richard Sherman Discusses Roger Goodell, NFL Leadership in MMQB Column

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman says he's matured over the past year since his first Super Bowl appearance. Yet as he prepares to help lead his team into a clash with the New England Patriots in hope of repeating as champions,...Show More Summary

Richard Sherman Explains Why The NFL Shouldn't Force Marshawn Lynch To Talk To The Media

In a column on the MMQB, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman criticized the NFL for forcing his teammate Marshawn Lynch to talk to the press. Lynch has been fined $100,000 for not holding press conferences after games this year. Show More Summary

Tuesday Links: Carol Vogel’s Last Times Column

20 hours agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_70845" align="aligncenter" width="472"] Storm King in the snow (Image courtesy of Storm King Art Center on Facebook)[/caption] Last night’s snowstorm came, but it wasn’t a blizzard! Some New Yorkers will be unhappy to know that they will be going to work today; the MTA will be running on a Sunday schedule as of 9:30 a.m. Show More Summary

Bed Time

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is online weekly to chat live with readers. An edited transcript of the chat is below. (Sign up here to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Read Prudie’s Slate columns here. Send questions to Prudence at

Syriza and debt talks: Estimates from a Rubinstein bargain approach

With the large Syriza victory in Greece, thoughts turn to forthcoming debt restructuring talks. This column argues that Greece is unlikely to get a large restructuring. Using a Rubinstein bargain approach to generate a back-of-the-envelope estimate, Greece would get some breathing room but not much. Show More Summary

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