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The Week’s Top Articles – 01/09/15

“Discard the junk…you are far better off to read a much smaller amount of good material with care and thoughtfulness.”
– Barton Biggs

Food for Thought:

  • PS – The End of Gangs.  Los Angeles gave America the modern street gang. Groups like the Crips and MS-13 have spread from coast to coast, and even abroad. But on Southern California’s streets they have been vanishing. Has L.A. figured out how to stop the epidemic it set loose on the world?
  • Economist – The uses of history.  How did a failed treaty between medieval combatants come to be seen as the foundation of liberty in the Anglo-Saxon world?
  • GQ – Mainline Street What does it take for heroin to grab hold in the small, remote towns of America? Consider the case of Laramie, Wyoming.
  • Medium – A Teenager’s View on Social Media.  Written by an actual teen…if you hold facebook stock, this is a must read.
  • Atlantic – First-Generation College-Goers: Unprepared and Behind.  Kids who are the first in their families to brave the world of higher education come on campus with little academic know-how and are much more likely than their peers to drop out before graduation
  • WSJ – A Year of 15-Minute Daily Doses From the Harvard Classics.  Pursuing a liberal education with disciplined attention to Cicero, Swift, Hume and others on the ‘five-foot shelf.’
  • Eater – Where to Eat in 2015. – Credit TH- Top 38 restaurants in the US

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