A new issue of the Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics is out. Terry Bristol (ISEPP): Philosophy of Engineering and the Engineering Worldview. Here's how this is going to go down: Most of you will be outraged or disgusted by this ad — by its overt luddism and sexism and libertarian man-musk. Meet the O’Bamas: Ben Schreckinger on how the president’s Irish “cousin” is making shrewd use of the First Family. Here, there is no hand-wringing about the death of the book: Frances Wilson reviews A Little History of Literature by John Sutherland and How to Read a Novelist by John Freeman. Maryn McKenna on imagining the post-antibiotics future: After 85 years, antibiotics are growing impotent — so what will medicine, agriculture and everyday life look like if we lose these drugs entirely? The science behind mythical dragons: Paleontologist and Tolkien aficionado Henry Gee explains fire-breathing villains like The Hobbit's Smaug. The more we hate it, the more it agrees with us: Adam Corner on how advertising turned anti-consumerism into a secret weapon. Controlling healthcare costs: James Surowiecki on Obamacare’s placebo effect. David Corn on why Obamacare means life and death for both political parties. Igor Volsky on the fake Obamacare site that is trying to trick Californians. Sarah Hedgecock on what's wrong with America's newspaper opinion columnists in one chart. Alex Pareene on Politico’s useless new “magazine”: Heavy on Politico, short on magazine.

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