Jason Bordoff, a former senior director on the staff of the U.S. National Security Council and special assistant to President Barack Obama, is a professor of professional practice in international and public affairs and the founding director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
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Correct. Bad urban policy design requiring excessive amounts of parking for residential and commercial buildings makes this problem worse. Love my e-bike (tho avoid @BlixBike) & technology can help too Also The High Cost of Free Parking is a great book. – source
This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends
The Cyberweapons Arms Race
Discover the untold story of the cyberweapons market in this chilling exposé by a leading cybersecurity reporter. Follow the journey of zero day, a coveted tool in the spy's arsenal with the power to dismantle safety controls, alter elections, and create chaos. Delve into the United States government's dominant hoarder of zero days and how they lost control, placing this powerful tool in the hands of hostile nations and mercenaries who will stop at nothing. Written like a thrilling reference, This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends is a cautionary tale that we all must heed to bring the global cyber arms race to heel.
💯 It’s a fantastic book. – source
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The Alchemy of Air
A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler
The Alchemy of Air delves into the tragic genius, cutting-edge science, and discovery that changed billions of lives, including your own. It tells the story of brilliant scientists Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch, who discovered a way to make bread out of air, built city-sized factories, and saved millions of lives. However, their triumph came at a price we are still paying, as the process was also used to make the gunpowder and explosives that killed millions during the two world wars. This previously untold story is a must-read for those interested in the intersection of science and history.
💯 And for an even deeper dive, read the brilliant book The Alchemy of Air. – source
Brown Brothers Harriman and the American Way of Power
Explore the fascinating and controversial history of Brown Brothers Harriman, a private investment firm that played a central role in the rise of American wealth and global power. With complete access to the company's archives, Zachary Karabell offers an X-ray of American power, revealing how this institution shaped the international system that defines the world today. From propping up the US financial system during devastating financial panics to working hand in glove with the State Department to take over Nicaragua's economy, Brown Brothers Harriman's influence is impressive. Discover how this private partnership has remained sustainable over the years and forged a path for sustainable capitalism.
Had a chance to read an early proof copy of new @zacharykarabell book, and it's excellent (as per his others). Highly recommend. – source
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need
Discover how to prevent a climate disaster with insights from a decade of research on climate change by a prominent tech leader. In this book, the author explains why climate change is so important, and how technological innovation can help reduce the worst impacts of the crisis. With a focus on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, readers will learn how the world can work together to build new technologies, industries, and businesses to make a difference. A must-read for anyone interested in the future of our planet.
The book is excellent. Highly recommend. – source
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In "Impeach," Supreme Court lawyer and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal argues that President Trump's repeated requests for foreign powers to interfere in the 2020 election threaten the very foundations of democracy. Katyal maintains that impeachment is the last resort left to hold the President accountable for these actions, and one that our Constitution demands. If we fail to act, we risk compromising the core values that make America what it is.
It's an interesting column. It bears a striking resemblance (without attribution) to the arguments, quotes, history in @neal_katyal's excellent new book. – source
Also recommended byJudd ApatowChris SaccaJoyce AleneEric Columbus