Morning Reads for Tuesday, April, 29th, 2014

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!


  1. penguin says:

    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).

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