11/29/2018

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11.29.2018 | THE EDITORS

ESSENTIAL #1: “DOES GOD BELIEVE IN ELON MUSK?” RUSSELL MOORE

From the article: “Musk, the quirky CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, made headlines this week when he told Axios that “humans must merge with machines to overcome the ‘existential threat’ of artificial intelligence.” He, of course, has made similar arguments before. And, as worried as I am about artificial intelligence (and I am really, really worried) what stood out to me was not so much that argument as another one. Musk said, again, that he’s not sure that reality is, well, real. “Maybe we’re in a simulation,” he told journalists Mike Allen and Jim Vandehei.”


ESSENTIAL #2: “TRUMP CANCELS MEETING WITH PUTIN” DAN MANGAN, CNBC

From the article: “President Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled his meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at this weekend's G-20 summit in Argentina.”


ESSENTIAL #3: “GROWTH AND WORK” YUVAL LEVIN, NATIONAL REVIEW

From the article: “Over the past few days, a very interesting and worthwhile debate has arisen among several thoughtful conservatives about growth, work, and prosperity. The occasion for it has been Oren Cass’s new book, The Once and Future Worker and its argument that work, and not just wealth, is a vital measure of well-being, and one on which our society has been falling short.”


ESSENTIAL #4: “SOMETHING RARE AND WONDROUS IS HAPPENING IN CONGRESS” KAREN TUMULTY, WASHINGTON POST

From the article: “What is coming together in Congress is a fragile, bipartisan consensus to make some small and overdue reforms to the criminal-justice system, to correct some of the inequities and imbalances that Congress and President Bill Clinton created with draconian anti-crime legislation enacted during the 1990s.”

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