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Expect cheap fares at Uber and Lyft to come to an end | Since both ride-sharing enterprises recently became public companies, Marketwatch senior columnist Therese Poletti is of the opinion that Uber (as well as Lyft) "does not  have a road to profitability unless it does one of two things: Get rid of drivers or raise prices," reported May 4, 2019, via Marketwatch.com: More>

"I have seen the future, and it is in the United States." | So writes writer James Fallow in his article, "The Reinvention of America: Americans don’t realize how fast the country is moving toward becoming a better version of itself." After traveling 100,000 miles over a three-year period and keenly observing what is going on in US cities as well as its hinterlands, Fallow summarizes his findings in an informative, albeit long and meandering, article published in the May 2018 issue of The Atlantic, now online at Theatlantic.com: More>

"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress" by Steven Pinker is popular and well liked | In fact many reviewers have fallen over themselves in their positive statements. Their proof may be in the sales, given  the book is a best-seller, points out the publisher, Penquinrandomhouse.com: More> | Nonetheless, far less enthusiastic about the message of "Enlightment Now" is critic Conor Lynch, who considers the tome to be "Steven Pinkler's grand apology for capitalism," as published Mar. 10, 2018, in Salon.com: More>


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