Marx Was Right: Five Surprising Ways Karl Marx Predicted 2014 Rolling Stone. Hard to think of the selfie as anything other than “imaginary appetite.”
Real GDP per Capita Angry Bear
How Bono and BoA made sweet music Gillian Tett. “[BONO: When we looked at BoA and got to know [CEO Brian Moynihan], we saw that values were important to them.”
Emerging Market Meltdown Meets Taper Tantrum
ROUBINI: ‘Optimism About Emerging Markets Is Probably Correct’ Business Insider
Who’s to blame for the emerging-market crisis? Felix Salmon, Reuters
Emerging Markets’ Victimhood Narrative Bloomberg
Locus of extremity Economist
The Myth of the “Self Made Man” Pragmatic Capitalism
Life as a Nonviolent Psychopath The Atlantic
So, Michelle and Barack Obama: What IS the state of your union? Rumours their 21-year marriage has been racked by screaming rows, allegations of infidelity and a string of jealous fights Daily Mail. Wouldn’t be the first time a story was planted in the UK so that it would spread in the US.
Walton, Benioff Join Billionaires Backing Clinton in 2016 Bloomberg. I’m surprised the new populists are letting the riff raff in.
The Post-Hope Politics of ‘House of Cards’ Times Magazine
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Obama Lies to Jake Tapper About His Ability to Reschedule Marijuana FDL. Well, it’s important to keep jailing black men. Everybody knows this, so kwitcherbellyachin.
MAINE COMPASS: Industrial wind power a catastrophe on every level Morning Sentinel
As it Happens: Elections in Thailand Online WSJ
Endogenous preferences Stumbling and Mumbling
Transforming Our Dark Affinities Truthout
A Guide to Optimized Napping Priceonomics
The Official Super Bowl Preview Grantland
Peyton Manning (and Tom Moore)’s Indianapolis Colts Offense: How a Handful of Plays Led to a Decade of Success SmartFootball. Dated, but fascinating.
People Are Making Tons of Money Betting on (Fake) Pro Wrestling Vice. Kayfabe! Nate? Is that you?
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