NewCo Five — Zenefits is making it up to investors

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The NewCo Five collects the five most important stories for the NewCo economy that our editors found over the past seven days

Parker Conrad, CEO of Zenefits. Photo by JD Lasica.

1. Scandal-plagued unicorn Zenefits is making it up to investors by increasing their share and cutting its valuation (Katie Benner and Mike Isaac, New York Times)

2. Low wages are bad, but they’re not killing white men (Tim Fernholz, Quartz)

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The NewCo Five — Rapacious Capitalism FTL!

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Each week NewCo Shift selects the top five stories you can’t miss.

Harare, Zimbabwe

1.Rapacious 20th century capitalism is thriving in the developing world (Michael Hobbes, Foreign Policy)

2. Maybe it’s time for a new map of the United States (Parag Khanna, New York Times)

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The NewCo Five

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Each week NewCo Shift selects the top five stories you can’t miss.

1. Want your business to have an effect on public policy? Lobbying isn’t enough. (Ben W. Heineman, Jr., Harvard Business Review)

2. How Snapchat leveraged disappearing sexts to create the ultimate Trojan Horse. (Ben Thompson, Stratechery)

3. When outsourcing to maximize shareholder value makes no sense (Tim O’Reilly, WTF)

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