Jerks, Birthers and the Truth About Sugar
The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Italian roast coffee, grab a seat in the hammock, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads:
- The battle between Tesla and your neighborhood car dealership (Washington Post)
- Amazon Employee #1: A conversation with Shel Kaphan, Amazon’s first employee. (the Macro)
- The Next Industrial Revolution: An interview with Ryan Avent about how technology will change the labor force (the Atlantic)
- No Driver? Bring It On. How Pittsburgh Became Uber’s Testing Ground (New York Times)
- How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat (New York Times); see also How the sugar industry has distorted health science for more than 50 years (Vox)
- The Grubmeister: Why the future of food will involve eating bugs (VQR)
- How to Tell If You’re a Jerk: If you think everyone around you is terrible, the joke may be on you. (Nautilus)
- Bob Gilruth, the Quiet Force Behind Apollo (Air & Space)
- Unwinding a Lie: Donald Trump and "Birtherism" (New York Times); see also All of Donald Trump’s Birther Tweets (Slate)
- How Texas keeps tens of thousands of children out of special education (Houston Chronicle)
‘Safest’ Shares Prove Anything But
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