Morning Reads for Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September 2, 2014 6:11 am

by Stefan · 4 comments

On this day in 1864, The Atlanta Campaign ended as General Sherman took control of the city. Above is a photo of the ruined roundhouse just west of Downtown Atlanta. And yesterday, the Braves were no hit by the Phillies.


  • Why our Work Week is Five Days (The Atlantic)
  • Why All Fridays Should Be Summer Fridays (Science of Us)
  • The Changing Face of The Temp Job Scene (NYT)
  • David Autor’s guide to labor and the machine (FT Alphaville)
  • More Workers Are Claiming ‘Wage Theft’ (NYT)
  • Back to Baghdad: Life in the City of Doom After the US Left (Rolling Stone)
  • 8 Qualities That Makes Great Bosses Great (LinkedIn)
  • America’s coal heartland is in economic freefall — but only the most desperate are fleeing (Washington Post)
  • Photos of beaches that are worth seeing (Wired)
  • This Pope Means Business (and isn’t looking to retire)(Fortune)
  • 40 maps that explain the Roman Empire (Vox)
  • It’s Good news that workers are showing themselves the door (Fiscal Times)
  • Pete Best: Perhaps has the most infamous tale in quitting jobs lore (Pop Matters)
  • A Rise in Wealth for the Wealthy; The other 93% are now more poor (Pew)
  • Why we should embrace the economic uncertainty we abhor (Quartz)
Harry September 2, 2014 at 8:43 am

Jimmy Carter Tells Islamic Conference: “Principles of Allah” Are Key to Peace

This from a guy who’s supposed to be a Baptist Sunday school teacher.

saltycracker September 2, 2014 at 9:51 am

The spin off movement for independence continues as another referendum comes up September 18.
The spoils: oil
The Bravehearted promoters: socialists
The potential loosers: Great Britain
The potential new nation: Scotland

John Vestal September 2, 2014 at 10:01 am

Pic of historical marker regarding the surrender of the City of Atlanta on 9/2/1864.

This marker is just west of the corner of Northside Drive and Marietta Street in NW Atlanta (on the south side of Marietta St), just west of the Tech campus. It also happens to be right across the street from the new Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand – Westside, where I had pre-tailgate breakfast Saturday and why I now know where that marker is. :>)

Noway September 2, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Second American journalist apparently beheaded by the practitioners of The Religion of Peace. Lower than animals.

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