Sendhil Mullainathan had studied poverty for years, and something haunted him in nearly every study. Born into a small rural village in India, the Harvard behavioral economist and winner of the MacArthur Fellowship—commonly known as a “genius grant”—was inherently skeptical of the narrative that the poor somehow deserve their lot due to a lack of discipline.
When human love disappoints, technology rolls out new options. A comics investigation into subculture.
1. My mother sat in the entrance hall of her assisted living residence when I arrived. Her Barbara Bush white hair was brushed neatly, her...
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