Here are a few long reads that I particularly liked. They’re not necessarily news anymore. Thanks to all the readers that shared these articles with me.
Michael Lewis (Moneyball, Liars Poker, etc.) on the shady dealings in bailout of Irish banks and Ireland itself: When Irish Eyes Are Crying.
Matthew Stoller on the unintended consequences of privatization of the prision system: Who Wants to Keep the War on Drugs Going AND Put You in Debtor’s Prison?
The Economist on why austerity and growth have not gone together: Cut or Loose.
Elizabeth Warren before the stimulus on why household debt would prevent it from working: Same Solutions, Different Problems.
You may think you know better, but everyone thinks that. Someone has to be wrong: The Illusion of Asymmetric Insight.
The case against prescription drugs for treating depression and other disorders: The Epidemic of Mental Illness: Why?
10 moments showing how out-of-touch our aristocracy really is: The New “Let Them Eat Cake!”
Comics — Irwin Schiff, imprisoned tax dissenter and father of broker/Senate candidate Peter Schiff, gives his account of How an Economy Grows and Why It Doesn’t.