Morning Reads for Tuesday, April 23rd, 2014

April 22, 2014 5:15 am

by Stefan · 1 comment

Good Morning from the place of endless breakfast, Las Vegas! Today is Earth Day, remember to hug an Earthling.  Morning Reads are after the jump.


  • The Rise and Fall of Gold (QuickTake)
  • Property-Tax Collections Rising at Fastest Pace Since U.S. Crash (Bloomberg)
  • Wall Street deregulation pushed by Clinton advisers, documents reveal (The Guardian)
  • Has the West fallen prey to crony capitalism? (Telegraph)
  • The California Comeback (FiveThirtyEight)
  • On Rarity: When Diamonds Are Dirt Cheap, Will They Still Dazzle? (NY Times)
  • NYU researchers using DNA identified 3,000 types of bacteria in all on dollar bills (WSJ)
  • Capital Man: Thomas Piketty is economics’ biggest sensation. He’s also the field’s fiercest critic (Chronicle of Higher Education)
  • The prose of psychoanalysis (TLS)
  • Three ways Jeff Bezos keeps improving Amazon’s workforce (Quartz)
  • A Silicon Valley Disaster: A 21-Year-Old Stanford Kid Got $30 Million, Then Everything Blew Up (Business Insider)
  • Our Nudge in Chief: Cass Sunstein believes laws and public policies should help save us from our irrational impulses (The Atlantic)
  • The Truth About Chicago’s Crime Rates (Chicago Magazine)
  • Stories Triumph Statistics (Seeking Wisdom)
  • The Mental Life of Plants and Worms, Among Others by Oliver Sacks (New York Review of Books)
  • Why do stories exist? Literary scholars look to neuroscience (WSJ)
  • Can You Buy A License to Speed? (Priceonomics)


  • Carter says guns are geographically polarizing (MsNBC)
  • Old GOP’s seek young voters on Book of Faces and Tweetster (Times-Herald)
  • Minnesota facing a similar cannabis conundrum (inforum)
  • New civil rights museum to focus on stories (USaToday)
  • Beltline to change Atlanta (WABE)
  • Sec. Foxx hints at federal transit funding priorities (RTandS)
drjay April 22, 2014 at 8:25 am

i guess what rhymes in vegas stays in vegas…

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