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10 Weekend Reads

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On January 5, 2013 @ 7:00 am In Financial Press | Comments Disabled

Welcome to the first weekend reads of the new year — these are our favorite longer form reads from over the past week (or so). Pour a cup of coffee, settle into the comfy couch, and enjoy:

Kevin Drum: America’s Real Criminal Element: Lead (MoJo [1])
• How Great Companies Think Differently (Harvard Business Review [2]) see also Hartmut Esslinger’s early apple computer and tablet designs (designboom [3])
• Less, Please (Commonweal [5])
• Why Workers Are Losing the War Against Machines (The Atlantic [6])
• The Rise of the Third Coast (New Geography [7])
• A Pickpocket’s Tale: The spectacular thefts of Apollo Robbins (The New Yorker [8])
The Data Vigilante: Students aren’t the only ones cheating—some professors are, too. Uri Simonsohn is out to bust them (The Atlantic [9])
• The NRA’s hidden power (Los Angeles Times [10])
• The culture of the copy (The New Criterion [11]) see also Monopoly Is Theft (Harper’s [12])

What are you up to this weekend?


How Much Will Your Taxes Jump?   
Source: WSJ [14]

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[1] MoJo: http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/01/lead-crime-link-gasoline?src=longreads

[2] Harvard Business Review: http://hbr.org/2011/11/how-great-companies-think-differently/ar/pr

[3] designboom: http://www.designboom.com/technology/hartmut-esslingers-early-apple-computer-and-tablet-designs/

[4] Studio Tendra: http://studiotendra.com/2012/12/29/what-is-actually-going-on-in-iceland/

[5] Commonweal: http://www.commonwealmagazine.org/less-please

[6] The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/10/why-workers-are-losing-the-war-against-machines/247278/?single_page=true&buffer_share=f4dcd

[7] New Geography: http://www.newgeography.com/content/003230-the-rise-third-coast

[8] The New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/01/07/130107fa_fact_green?currentPage=all&src=longreads

[9] The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/12/the-data-vigilante/309172/

[10] Los Angeles Times: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-carlson-nra-training-gun-20130103,0,3922926.story

[11] The New Criterion: http://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/The-culture-of-the-copy-7517

[12] Harper’s: http://harpers.org/blog/2012/10/monopoly-is-theft/?single=1

[13] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/BF-AE131_TAXDEA_G_20130104162404.jpg

[14] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323689604578220132665726040.html

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