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The Fierce Battle for Political Facebook

Here are your weekend reads.

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Kicking Horse coffee, grab a seat by the pool, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads:

  • Inside the partisan political fight for your Facebook news feed (BuzzfeedSee also: You are the product (London Review of Books)
  • Relax: Robots won’t take all our jobs (Wired)
  • The drug runners (Texas Monthly)
  • Climate change will likely wreck their livelihoods -- but they still don’t buy the science (The Guardian)
  • Ray Dalio’s quest to outlive himself (Bloomberg)
  • How Driscoll’s reinvented the strawberry (New Yorker)
  • It’s time to stop using the term “alt-right” (Columbia Journalism Review)
  • Aliens in our midst: The ctenophore’s brain suggests that, if evolution began again, intelligence would re-emerge because nature repeats itself (Aeon)
  • Carl Icahn’s failed raid on Washington: Was President Trump’s richest adviser helping the country, or his own bottom line? (New Yorker)
  • How the Trump administration broke the State Department (Foreign Policy) See also: How the Trump hotel has rewritten the rules of business -- and politics -- in Washington (Washington Post)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Ellen Zentner, Morgan Stanley’s chief U.S. economist.

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