Mars Bargains, Evolution Metaphors and PB&J's

Here are your weekend reads.

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Sumatra Mandheling coffee, grab a seat by the window, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads:

  • Guided by the Beauty of Our Weapons: There’s some weird tribe of fact-immune troglodytes out there, refusing vaccines, voting for Brexit. The rest of us have to figure out what to do about them. (Slate Star Codex)
  • A Trap for a Trader: How did authorities zero in on Tom Hayes, the disheveled, socially awkward mastermind of the Libor scandal? (Wall Street Journal)
  • Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware (Vice)
  • Scraping By on $500,000 a Year (Financial Samurai); see also Basing Life on What You Can Afford (New York Times)
  • Inside the Hunt for Russia’s Most Notorious Hacker (Wired)
  • This is why people leave your company (Quartz)
  • These Scientists Sent a Rocket to Mars for Less Than It Cost to Make “The Martian” (Backchannel)
  • The General Who Went to War On Suicide (Politico)
  • Survival of the Friendliest: It’s time to give the violent metaphors of evolution a break. (Nautilus)
  • The NBA’s secret addiction: ESPN exclusive! How one performance-enhancing sandwich has spread through the NBA. (ESPN)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Derek Thompson of The Atlantic, author of Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

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