Technology Dependence, Sleep Science and the Gangs of Chicago
The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of illy coffee, grab a seat by the window, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads:
- Liquid assets: how the business of bottled water went mad (The Guardian)
- Want to learn way too much about stock market factors? Read this paper. (Alpha Architect)
- Sam Altman's manifest destiny: Is the head of Y Combinator fixing the world, or trying to take over Silicon Valley? (New Yorker)
- Super-size: The dizzying grandeur of 21st-century agriculture (NYT Magazine)
- The world-wide cage: Technology promised to set us free. Instead it has trained us to withdraw from the world into distraction and dependency (Aeon)
- The science (and business) of sleep: Tech companies have joined the multi-billion dollar rush to help us get a better night's rest. Are they making a difference? (Curbed)
- 'Obama bros' learn to love Hillary: By artfully trashing Trump, four ex-White House aides help draw millennials to Clinton (Politico)
- Dispatches from the rap wars: ,y 18 months inside one of Chicago's most notorious gangs. (Chicago Mag)
- How rock and roll became white, and how the Rolling Stones -- a band in love with black music -- helped lead the way to rock’s segregated future (Slate)
- Donald Trump is rearing the NFL apart: an examination of the football locker room electorate reveals that America's most popular sport is just as politically divided as the nation itself (Bleacher Report)
Source: Goldman Sachs via @bySamRo
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