So, it’s the end of the year, and we can safely say 2018 hasn’t been any less loopy than its recent predecessors. In this year’s final Spectator Podcast, we’ll be taking a look at some of the major…
The Guardianâ’s Jon Swaine in New York considers what we have learned so far from Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. Plus: Robert Booth on the first phase of the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire
Coding together at the same computer, Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat changed the course of the company—and the Internet, James Somers writes.
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Two years ago, Hiroki Takeuchi was paralyzed from the waist down in a cycling accident. It was just weeks after he and his wife, Rachel Swidenbank, got married. When we first spoke in early 2017, Hiroki was still figuring out the basics of day-to-day life in a wheelchair: how to drive an adapted car, how to get up and down stairs, how to use the bathroom on his own. Rachel stopped working to care for Hiroki in those early days. There were a lot of unknowns about the future, and what Hiroki’s body would and wouldn’t be capable of.
When we spoke recently, they told me that Hiroki is now fully independent when it comes to his daily routines, and that they’re both back to work. "It’s been progress, progress, progress, progress," Rachel said. "And then like maybe the last three, four months it’s kind of flattened out in terms of what you would classify as progress." One thing that they haven’t yet fully figured out: sex. "We definitely have a lot of intimacy and you know, a lot of closeness," Hiroki told me. "But…I think that there’s so much baggage around it."
Rachel and Hiroki did recently find out that having a child together is possible via IVF. While they’re not ready to start that process quite yet, it was exciting news for them—and it’s made Hiroki think about what being a father might look like for him. "One of the things that really worried me was that I wouldn’t be able to be a proper dad to our children," he said. "I think there’s a level of like you know redefining what fatherhood means through a different lens. It doesn’t mean it’s worse, it’s just different."
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After winning the Nobel, Paul Krugman found himself at the "end of ambition," with no more achievements left to unlock. That could be a depressing place, but Krugman avoids complacency by doing what he’s always done: following his curiosity and working intensely at whatever grabs him most strongly.
Tyler sat down with Krugman at his office in New York
to discuss what’s grabbing him at the moment, including antitrust, Supreme Court term limits, the best ways to fight inequality, why he’s a YIMBY, inflation targets, congestion taxes, trade (both global and interstellar), his favorite living science fiction writer, immigration policy, how to write well for a smart audience, new directions for economic research, and more.
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If you drive through much of Britain’s countryside, there is very little left of its traditional beauties. Vast fields of ploughland or pasture, unmediated by hedges, are empty of birdsong, animals or trees. The cause is a form of farming that has been incentivised by the EU’s common agricultural policy, one that could be about to change dramatically as a result of Brexit.
Whatever the fate of the heavily indebted Tesla Motors, is the electric vehicle revolution now set to sweep the world? And despite his Twitter antics and legal problems, has the company’s chief executive earned the right to be brash?
Justin Rowlatt speaks to Gene Munster of tech investors Loup Ventures and to the author and tech prophet Tony Seba. Plus what is the future for fossil fuel companies in an electrified world? We ask Shell’s vice president for new fuels, Matthew Tipper.
Shopify founder and CEO Tobi Lütke weighs in on building the “biggest small company in the world,” trust batteries, and what video games are really doing to the minds of our youth
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