Morning Reads for Tuesday, April, 29th, 2014

April 29, 2014 5:54 am

by Stefan · 3 comments

Today is Shōwa Day in Japan, so consider Hirohito. It is Queen’s Day in the Netherlands, so hug all Dutch queens. Morning Reads, after the jump!


  • Amazon, in Threat to UPS, Tries Its Own Deliveries (WSJ)
  • Who Wins and Who Gets Crushed by an Amazon-Owned Delivery Network  (re/code)
  • How to Get Rich Just by Moving (Bloomberg)
  • “Independent” Foreclosure Review Error Rate Vastly Higher Than Previously Admitted (Naked Capitalism)
  • Economic ‘Uncertainty’ Is Trending Down (FiveThirtyEight)
  • Tea Party economics: A long term loser (The Plum Line)
  • The Origins of Office Speak (The Atlantic)
  • Apple and Nike (stratechery)
  • Cute attack: 21 Fun Facts About Penguins (Mental Floss)
  • For E.O. Wilson, wonders never cease (Harvard Gazette)
  • This Is Why Sleep Is So Important to Athletic Performance (The Atlantic)
  • The Invention of the AeroPress (Priceonomics)
  • With Farm Robotics, the Cows Decide When It’s Milking Time (NY Times)
  • Big food: Michael Pollan thinks Wall Street has way too much influence over what we eat (Vox)
  • The Evolutionary Mystery of Left-Handedness and What It Reveals About How the Brain Works (Brain Pickings)
  • Climate Catastrophe: A Superstorm for Global Warming Research (Spiegel)
  • Building a Bigger Action Hero (Men’s Journal)


  • You are welcome: Atlanta ranked third funniest. (accessatlanta)
  • This weeks weather ain’t the sunniest (ajc)
  • So Deal declares state of emergency, because why not? (
  • Handel catching up, Perdue and Kingston still not caught (11alive)
  • Audit finds problems with private probation (Augustachronicle)
  • Braves’ starters set record for greatest April rotation (
  • All on the Handel fans, according to Jan Brewer (ajc)
  • Here’s some free attractions, should your dollars be fewer (accessatlanta)

And now commenters, something that is actually important. You have a chance to name the new Atlanta soccer team. The current poll winner is possibly the worst, so please give it your best.

This is an open thread! Have at it!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Buzz Brockway April 29, 2014 at 8:12 am

Atlanta Phoenix? That is the worst. I’m mean, I get it but it sounds terrible.

Meanwhile, how ’bout those Hawks?

xdog April 29, 2014 at 8:56 am

They kicked the Pacers around last night. All series in fact, except for game 2.

penguin April 29, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Would the Falcons and the Phoenix battle over who “rises up”??

And this is the best Morning Reads ever, thanks to the penguin link (Sorry Ed).