Morning Reads for Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

May 27, 2014 6:13 am

by Stefan · 10 comments

When the Chrysler Building (above) was finished on this day in 1930 it was the tallest building in the world. 11 months later the Empire State Building surpassed it in height, but not in beauty.  Morning Reads after the jump…


  • Georgia’s secessionists must have been thrilled to read this (SoS)
  • Georgia Tech Baseball Claims the ACC Title (Telegraph)
  • UGa Students try to unearth a house within a house (FloridaTimes)
  • Bill Goldberg went to Georgia because of a bottle of Wild Turkey (USAToday)
  • A quarter of Georgians get their water from untreated wells (AugustaChronicle)
  • So you want to buy a winery on the cheap (DailyJournal)
  • Georgia Senior Health Care is pretty bad (AthensBannerHerald)
  • Republicans won’t accept Medicaid expansion out of spite (Flagpole)


  • The case for Reparations (Atlantic)
  • Georgia Senate Primary and what it means (Economist)
  • Everything Is Broken: Don’t be fooled — your tech barely functions (Medium)
  • How Gamblers Get Hot (New Yorker)
  • Beauty ≠ truth: Scientists prize elegant theories, but a taste for simplicity is a treacherous guide. (Aeon)
  • No Time: How did we get so busy? (New Yorker)
  • The Great Smartphone War: Apple vs. Samsung (Vanity Fair)
  • The Man Who Made Libertarians Wrong about the Constitution (New Republic
  • The Case of the Vanishing Honey Bee: Pesticides and the Perfect Crime (Earthjustice)
  •  When moderation is no virtue (Economist)
  • 21 things ACA does that you didn’t know about (Vox)

This, friends, is an open thread. Please use the comments to elucidate your conspiracy theories.

Harry May 27, 2014 at 8:27 am
xdog May 27, 2014 at 9:45 am

Retail sales are still healthy but shoppers more and more are buying online. Here’s a look at the pressure car dealers and parts stores are facing:

Harry May 27, 2014 at 1:45 pm

I wouldn’t say that retail sales are still healthy. I just was at a semi-dead strip mall that until recently contained a Barnes and Noble, Old Navy, Penney outlet, etc.

xdog May 27, 2014 at 7:12 pm

Capitalism = winners and losers. Empty big-boxes reinforce the move to online.

Harry May 27, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Yes, it reinforces the trend doesn’t it. Certainly not good for the local economies.

saltycracker May 27, 2014 at 8:40 am

Conspiracy theories ? See above – several to pick from – neonics at Loews and Home Depot – now when I look at my flowers I see dead bees……

Lawyers are gamblers out to destroy our God given, constitutional right to search for peace, truth, beauty and happiness.

Harry May 27, 2014 at 1:42 pm
Lea Thrace May 28, 2014 at 7:08 am

It really bothers me that no one seems to have caught the incorrect date in the post title. Urgh.

Stefan May 28, 2014 at 11:03 am

Yuck. That’s my mistake. Thank you for the correction.

Lea Thrace May 28, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Thanks for the update. My eye was starting to twitch at the discrepancy. 😀

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