ReadingList

Following are articles and resources from the past several months addressing each of the 11 Global Conference tracks. These are submitted as food for thought, not as endorsements – in fact, many of the articles offer contrasting views of the same topic. 

Aging & Longevity

  • “Breakfast With the FT: Ray Kurzweil” – Caroline Daniel, Financial Times, April 10, 2015
  • “Tech Titans’ Latest Project: Defy Death” – Ariana Eunjung Cha, Washington Post, April 4, 2015
  • “Over 50 and Back in College, Preparing for a New Career” – Kerry Hannon, New York Times, April 3, 2015
  • “It’s the Best Time to Be Born as Life Expectancy Tops 70” – Doni Bloomfield, Bloomberg, December 17, 2014
  • “Why Everything You Think About Aging May Be Wrong” – Anne Tergesen, The Wall Street Journal, November 30, 2014
  • VIDEO: “Longevity: Fifty is the New Fifty” – Laura Carstensen, Marc Freedman and Paul Irving at Chicago Ideas Week, October 18, 2014
  • “The Best Cities for Successful Aging” – Milken Institute resource

Education

  • “Education Does Reduce Inequality” – Dan Greenstein and Jamie Merisotis, The Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2015
  • “Is Improving Schools All About Money?” – A Room for Debate topic, The New York Times, March 26, 2015
  • “Did Education Suffer During the Great Recession?” – Clifton B. Parker, Newsweek, March 12, 2015
  • “Equality Needs More Than Free Tuition” – Thomas F. ‘Mack’ McLarty, The Wall Street Journal, February 16, 2015
  • “The Myth of Charter-School ‘Cherry Picking’” – Eva S. Moskowitz, The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2015

Energy & the Environment 

  • “Water Pricing, Not Engineering, Will Ease Looming Water Shortages” – Scott Moore, New York Times, March 31, 2015
  • “The economic benefits of fracking” – Fred Dews, Brookings, March 23, 2015
  • “Fossil Fuels Are Way More Expensive Than You Think” – Dana Nuccitelli, The Guardian, March 18, 2015
  • “Fossil Fuels Will Save the World (Really)” – Matt Ridley, The Wall Street Journal, March 13, 2015
  • “End the Ethanol Rip-Off” – Robert Bryce, New York Times, March 10, 2015
  • “Harder to Breathe: India's Pollution Crisis—And What To Do About It” – Ira Trivedi, Foreign Affairs, February 25, 2015

Finance

Government

  • “Remove the H-1B Visa Cap” – Gary Beach, The WSJ’s CIO Journal, April 1, 2015
  • VIDEO: “Buying a Home Isn’t Necessarily a Good Investment” – Robert Shiller, Yahoo! Finance, February 20, 2015
  • “The Great Debt Debate” – Robert J. Samuelson, The Washington Post, February 11, 2015
  • “It’s Time to Fix America’s Infrastructure. Here’s Where to Start” – Jordan Golson, Wired, January 23, 2015
  • “The Other Debt Bomb in Public-Employee Benefits” – Robert C. Pozen, The Wall Street Journal, January 15, 2015
  • “Twelve Things You Need to Know About the Housing Market” – Edward DeMarco, Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets viewpoint, September 4, 2014

Industry

  • “Why Real Estate Investors Should Follow Global Population Trends” – Kate Allen, Financial Times, April 10, 2015
  • “Greater Economic and Political Power Gives Women More Seats in Boardroom” – Jennifer Rankin, The Guardian, April 8, 2015
  • “The Business Of Collecting In The New Art World” – Jason T. Borbet, Forbes, March 2, 2015
  • “Paid Maternity Leave is Good for Business” – Susan Wojcicki, The Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2014
  • “How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition” – Michael E. Porter and James E. Heppelmann, Harvard Business Review, November 2014

Jobs & Human Capital

  • “It’s 10 Times Easier to Get a Job at Goldman Sachs Than at Google” – Shelly Banjo, Quartz, April 10, 2015
  • “Just Do It: Cut Corporate Taxes and Create Middle-Class Jobs” – Ross DeVol, Huffington Post, April 1, 2015
  • “The Mystery of the Missing Workers” – Gene Epstein, Barron’s, March 14, 2015
  • “Dads Change Diapers As Moms Bring Home the Bacon” – Eric Pianin, The Fiscal Times, February 19, 2015
  • “Jobs, More Jobs and High-Paying Jobs” – Ross DeVol, Milken Institute Currency of Ideas blog, February 6, 2015
  • “Human Capital in the 21st Century” [PDF] – Alan B. Krueger, Milken Institute Review, First Quarter 2015

Media & Technology

  • “Cellphones for Women in Developing Nations Aid Ascent From Poverty” – Melinda Gates, New York Times, April 1, 2015
  • “Print Thyself: How 3-D Printing is Revolutionizing Medicine” – Jerome Groopman, The New Yorker, November 24, 2014
  • “U.S. Mobile Payments Market to Boom by 2019, Research Firm Says” – Mike Issac, New York Times, November 17, 2014
  • “Why Mobile Will Be Even More Revolutionary Than You Think” – Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, The Week, November 11, 2014
  • “Stop Hyping Big Data and Start Paying Attention to ‘Long Data’” – Samuel Arbesman, Wired, January 29, 2013 

Medical Research & Public Health

  • “Let’s Hit ‘Pause’ Before Altering Humankind” – David Baltimore and Paul Berg, The Wall Street Journal, April 8, 2015
  • “Saving Antibiotics So Antibiotics Can Save Us” – Lance Price, The Fresno Bee, April 6, 2015
  • “When ‘Moneyball’ Meets Medicine” – Jeremy N. Smith, New York Times, April 2, 2015
  • “Trying to Fool Cancer” – Mikkael A. Sekeres, New York Times, March 28, 2015
  • “The Lives Vaccines Have Saved in the US, in One Chart” – Dylan Matthews, vox.com, March 25, 2015
  • “We’re Not Ready for the Next Epidemic” – Bill Gates, gatesnotes.com, March 18, 2015
  • “How is Polio Still a Thing?” – Leigh Cowart, medium.com, March 5, 2015
  • “Digital Epidemiology: Tracking Diseases in the Mobile Age” – Marcel Salathé, The Conversation, March 4, 2015
  • “The Disappearing Young Scientists” – Michael S. Malone, The Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2015
  • “A Path for Precision Medicine” – Gina Kolata, New York Times, February 2, 2015
  • “Medical Errors in America Kill More People Than AIDS or Drug Overdoses. Here's Why” – Sarah Kliff, vox.com, January 29, 2015
  • “Propelling the Medical Research System” – Margaret Anderson, Milken Institute Currency of Ideas blog, December 24, 2014
  • “Can AIDS Be Cured?” – Jerome Groopman, The New Yorker, December 22, 2014
  • "Healthy Savings: Medical Technology and the Economic Burden of Disease” – Anusuya Chatterjee et al., Milken Institute report, July 17, 2014. 

Philanthropy & Impact Investing

  • “How Family Foundations Can Pass on the Philanthropy Flame to the Next Generation” – Veronica Dagher, The Wall Street Journal, April 12, 2015
  • “How to Leave a Mark” – David Brooks, New York Times, January 27, 2015
  • “Getting Private Investors to Fund Public-Health Projects” – Anna Gorman, The Atlantic, October 19, 2014
  • “Impact Investing: Time for New Terminology?” – Kim Tan, Stanford Social Innovation Review, October 1, 2014 

Regions & Developing Markets

  • “Eight Rules for Dealing With a Rising China” – Henry M. Paulson Jr., The Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2015
  • “Why the U.S. Should Back China’s New ‘World Bank’ for Asia” – Curtis Chin, Fortune, April 8, 2015
  • “Modi's Biggest Problem May Be the Banks” – Dhiraj Nayyar, BloombergView, March 17, 2015
  • “Unpaid, Unarmed Lifesavers in Syria” – Nicholas Kristof, New York Times, February 14, 2015
  • “An Important Emerging Market – in the U.S.” – Glenn Yago, Milken Institute Currency of Ideas blog, February 10, 2015
  • “Does Economic Development Mean Less Discrimination Against Women?” [PDF] – Seema Jayachandran, Milken Institute Review, First Quarter 2015
  • “Will Mayors One Day Rule the World?” – Misha Glenny, BBC News Magazine, September 26, 2014