“We know that many Americans are struggling. Too often hard work is not rewarded, and not enough is being done for workers to adjust to the rapid pace of change in the economy. If companies fail to recognize that the success of our system is dependent on inclusive long-term growth, many will raise legitimate questions about the role of large employers in our society.” A group of top CEOs rethink a system that has benefited them — and their shareholders — greatly, at a great cost to just about everybody else. Long story short, maybe making it all about the share price wasn’t the best idea. AP: Top US CEOs rethink the meaning of shareholder value. (Editor’s Note One: Now we just need to enact some actual policies that will make this notion more than a cheap talking point.)

+ Deep Fakes: In The New Yorker, Andrew Marantz follows some of technology’s creators (and biggest beneficiaries) to the place they go when they’re having second thoughts about what they’ve unleashed: Esalen. “‘A few people around the Bay are starting to wake up,’ Tauber, who now works as an executive coach, told me recently. ‘They’re acknowledging where things have gone wrong, and their role in that, and they’re trying to get their peers to do the same … It can get kind of out there … There are folks exploring mindfulness, bodywork, psychedelics. Personal growth can take many forms. But ultimately if a handful of people have this much power—if they can, simply by making more ethical decisions, cause billions of users to be less addicted and isolated and confused and miserable—then, isn’t that worth a shot?” (Editor’s Note Two: See Editor’s Note One.)