That Devil on Your Shoulder Likes to Sleep In New York Times
Toddlers copy their peers to fit in, but apes don’t Science Daily
We Are All Confident Idiots Pacific Standard (Fresno Dan).
The Pierre Omidyar Insurgency New York Magazine. The money quote:
Temple says there is no incongruity between Omidyar’s communitarian ideals and his financing of an insurgency. “It’s not all about civility,” Temple says. “It’s about having a healthy and open society.” There’s a tangible insight buried in that amorphous sentiment: Omidyar’s interest in journalism is mechanistic. He wants to aggregate to himself the power to declassify and to bring about the “greater good,” as he defines it.
Evaluation of quantitative easing Econbrowser
China Factory Gauge Rises as Global Recovery Buoys Manufacturing Bloomberg (Nov 2, 2014 8:45 PM ET).
China Services Gauge Joins Manufacturing in Showing Slowdown Bloomberg (Nov 2, 2014 9:43 PM ET).
The New Loan Sharks Jacobin
Son of Enron? Foreign Affairs. Alibaba’s risky corporate structure.
Nusra Front sweeps aside U.S.-backed rebels Daily Star
Both PKK, ISIL are dangerous, Turks say Hurriyet Daily News
Consumers wasted at least $300 million paying for AT&T’s ‘unlimited’ data WaPo. Not “AT&T steals….”?
This Is What Happens When You Criticize Teach for America The Nation (furzy mouse).
The Red Cross’ Secret Disaster Pro Publica
One Day in an Elevator With Obama, Then Out of a Job New York Times. Reverse Midas touch.
Paris riots escalate over death of young activist Irish Independent
Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox speaks out Portland Press-Herald
Journalism, Independent and Not New York Times
Is Social Psychology Biased Against Republicans? The New Yorker
Social knowledge at the micro level Understanding Society
American Machiavelli American Conservative (CL)
Soak the Rich The Baffler. Colloquy between Graeber and Piketty.
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