From the Archives: 11/21/2013 Edition

Aztec political thought

http://abandonedfootnotes.blogspot.com/2013/11/aztec-political-thought.html

 

Ars Technica takes the PS4 and Xbox One head-to-head

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/11/head-to-head-everything-you-need-to-know-in-the-ps4-vs-xbox-one-battle/

 

Healthcare.gov and the gulf between planning and reality

http://www.shirky.com/weblog/2013/11/healthcare-gov-and-the-gulf-between-planning-and-reality/

 

Manny Pacquiao may be broke, but is he broken, too?

http://www.sbnation.com/longform/2013/11/20/5119180/manny-pacquiao-vs-brandon-rios-fight-2013-profile

 

Why does it cost $18 to make a phone call from prison

http://www.buzzfeed.com/justinesharrock/why-does-it-cost-18-to-make-a-call-from-prison

 

What happens when Big Data meets human resources

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/12/theyre-watching-you-at-work/354681/

 

How Friends decided to pair off Monica and Chandler

http://www.vulture.com/2013/11/friends-monica-chandler-how-writers-paired-them-off.html

 

Our nuclear waste is a goldmine

http://nautil.us/issue/7/waste/our-nuclear-waste-is-a-goldmine

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From the Archives: 11/20/2013 Edition

How man-in-the-middle internet attacks work

http://www.renesys.com/2013/11/mitm-internet-hijacking/

 

Blame rich, overeducated elites as society frays (“the first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers”)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-20/blame-rich-overeducated-elites-as-our-society-frays.html

 

The Nashville Sound: The story of a doomed minor league park

http://theclassical.org/articles/that-nashville-sound

 

How many of your memories are fake?

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/11/how-many-of-your-memories-are-fake/281558/

 

Can you value young companies?

http://aswathdamodaran.blogspot.com/2013/11/valuation-myths-young-companies-cannot.html

 

The search for the lost Marines of Tarawa

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/24/magazine/the-search-for-the-lost-marines-of-tarawa.html?_r=0&pagewanted=all

 

Imagining the post antibiotic future

https://medium.com/p/892b57499e77

 

Inside Valves plan to revolutionize video games

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/11/20/inside-valves-plan-to-revolutionize-the-world-of-video-games/

From the Archives: 11/19/2013 Edition

The high cost of the Pentagon’s bad bookkeeping (2 parts, the first one is also worth reading if you haven’t seen it yet)

http://www.reuters.com/investigates/pentagon/#article/part2

 

What it’s like to fail

http://priceonomics.com/what-its-like-to-fail/

 

The one man intelligence unit that exposed the Syrian war

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/18/eliot-higgins-syria_n_4269417.html?1384795474

 

The IPO of you

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/11/ipo-of-you-and-me.html

 

Digital goods and services are screwing with economic data

http://www.newyorker.com/talk/financial/2013/11/25/131125ta_talk_surowiecki

 

The sporting life of Elliot Gould

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9936742/the-life-career-actor-elliott-gould

 

Stephan Wolfram says Stephan Wolfram has created something pretty epic

http://blog.stephenwolfram.com/2013/11/something-very-big-is-coming-our-most-important-technology-project-yet/

 

Turns out we may NEED bubbles to function

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-19/krugman-and-summers-want-to-keep-finance-fun.html

From the Archives: 11/18/2013 Edition

Accounting for the great divergence

http://www.voxeu.org/article/accounting-great-divergence

 

Amazon and Apple

http://www.mondaynote.com/2013/11/18/amazon-and-apple-business-models/

 

Deep Play

http://www.aeonmagazine.com/world-views/what-does-silicon-valley-tell-us-about-innovation/

 

The self-driving car is here

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/11/25/131125fa_fact_bilger?currentPage=all

 

An interview with Art Spiegelman

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/152310/art-spiegelman-jewish-museum?all=1

 

The dark side of your guacamole

http://www.vocativ.com/11-2013/avocado/

 

How the feds took down the silk road

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/11/silk-road/

 

Why Rob Ford Happened

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-11-18/why-rob-ford-happened

From the Archives: 11/15/2013 Edition

G4S: The Inside Story of the private contracting firm

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/a6b46fc0-4cc0-11e3-958f-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2kk7kH0le

 

Brief Interviews with very small publishers

http://www.themorningnews.org/article/brief-interviews-with-very-small-publishers

 

From Eastern Europe to the East End

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/from-eastern-europe-to-the-east-end-what-is-life-really-like-in-britain-for-our-immigrant-neighbours-8940482.html

 

Should you let your kid play football?

http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/63895452/

 

An interview with Allie Brosh (Of Hyperbole and a Half Fame!)

http://thehairpin.com/2013/11/allie-brosh

 

Viral journalism and the Valley of Ambiguity

http://io9.com/viral-journalism-and-the-valley-of-ambiguity-1463178368

and Pageviews Above Replacement

http://brianabelson.com/open-news/2013/11/14/Pageviews-above-replacement.html

and Felix’s Summary

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/11/15/how-the-nyt-neglects-business-journalism/

 

Why Silicon Valley funds Instagrams, not Hyperloops

http://pathfinderapp.co/posts/why-silicon-valley-funds-instagrams-not-hyperloops

 

The Vatican’s secret life

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2013/12/gay-clergy-catholic-church-vatican

From the Archives: 11/14/2013 Edition

Why aren’t more bankers in prison (an interesting discussion about rule based vs principle based regulation)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-13/today-in-why-aren-t-more-bankers-in-jail.html

 

Apparently there is an insanely interesting chess match happening in India right now

http://in.news.yahoo.com/anand-pushes-carlsen-to-the-wall-044154038.html

 

Creationists last stand at the Board of Education

http://www.dallasobserver.com/2013-11-14/news/creationists-last-stand-at-the-state-board-of-education/full/

 

The rebirth of Rick Rubin

http://www.mensjournal.com/magazine/print-view/the-rebirth-of-rick-rubin-20131113

 

Snapchat and the great Facebook unbundling (I would have taken the 3 billion…)

http://origin-www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-11-13/snapchats-3-billion-rejection-and-the-great-facebook-unbundling

 

The pirate negotiator

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/11/14/the-pirate-negotiator.html

 

How to waste time properly

http://nautil.us/issue/7/waste/how-to-waste-time-properly

 

The economics of infomercials

http://priceonomics.com/the-economics-of-infomercials/

From the Archives: 11/13/2013

Inside the Sam Hurd drug bust

http://mmqb.si.com/2013/11/12/sam-hurd-cocaine-bust/8/

 

The original NSA whistleblower looks back

http://gawker.com/after-30-years-of-silence-the-original-nsa-whistleblow-1454865018

 

Fall of the house of Moon

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115512/unification-church-profile-fall-house-moon

 

Opening windows with the internet (prescient!)

http://www.euromoney.com/Article/3277458/Category/17/ChannelPage/0/Opening-windows-with-the-internet.html?single=true

 

The most senseless environmental crime of the 20th Century

http://www.psmag.com/environment/the-senseless-environment-crime-of-the-20th-century-russia-whaling-67774/

 

Everything you need to know about stock market crashes

http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2013/11/12/everything-you-need-to-know-about-stock-market-crashes/

 

Will it be A.Rod or Bud Selig who is the face of the steroid era?

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9957752/bud-selig-alex-rodriguez-baseball-legacies-steroid-era

 

The government’s human price scanners

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-governments-human-price-scanners/2013/11/11/a4225dc2-4576-11e3-bf0c-cebf37c6f484_story.html