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The Week’s Top Articles – 08/05/16
Food for Thought:
WSJ – J.D. Vance and the Anger of the White Working Class. Vance, the author of the new book ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ is getting a lot of press for his thoughtful reflections on race and class. Read a great interview with him here (Credit AB). A favorite quote – We”–meaning hillbillies–“are the only group of people you don’t have to be ashamed to look down upon.”
NYTimes – Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City. An eye-opening look on the true state of segregation in our schools – spoiler alert – it is as bad as the 1960s in many cities in America. I had the pleasure of hearing the author speak last week, this is a must read and pairs nicely with the first article from above.
WSJ – Nice Cargo Shorts! You’re Sleeping on the Sofa. Dane Hansen, who operates a small steel business in Pleasant Grove, Utah, says that throughout his 11-year marriage, 15 pairs of cargo shorts have slowly disappeared from his closet.
Economist – Not-so-clever contracts. For the time being at least, human judgment is still a better bet than cold-hearted code. But Bitcoin like technologies could transform the modern conception of contract law.
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