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The cutthroat battery war between the U.S., China, and Europe is all about emulating the unsung king of silicon chips

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The law of heavyweights, a demographic shadow, a call for guardrails

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Four scenarios that portend normal competition after the current tension

Xi and Biden, 2012. Photo: Jay L. Clendenin/Getty


‘The case for the $40-an-hour wage’

Manhattan, 1957. Photo: Margaret Bourke-White/LIFE/Getty

The future $40-an-hour wage


Polarization and tribalism are stirred when the aim is sub-middle class pay

The Los Angeles housing boom, when carpenters entered the solid middle class. Photo: Peter Stackpole/LIFE/Getty

The Next Zeitgeist

Ferreting out the surprises ahead in science, tech, society and politics. A blog to get you ready.

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