Pour yourself a cup of Joe, settle into your favorite chair, and cozy up with my long form weekend reads.
• Capital Man: Thomas Piketty is economics’ biggest sensation. He’s also the field’s fiercest critic (Chronicle of Higher Education)
• The prose of psychoanalysis (TLS)
• Three ways Jeff Bezos keeps improving Amazon’s workforce (Quartz)
• A Silicon Valley Disaster: A 21-Year-Old Stanford Kid Got $30 Million, Then Everything Blew Up (Business Insider)
• Our Nudge in Chief: Cass Sunstein believes laws and public policies should help save us from our irrational impulses (The Atlantic)
• The Truth About Chicago’s Crime Rates (Chicago Magazine) see also Stories Triumph Statistics (Seeking Wisdom)
• The Mental Life of Plants and Worms, Among Others by Oliver Sacks (New York Review of Books)
• Christie’s Mastro Mistake: Report Backfires Politically, Legally (NJ Spotlight) see also Crossing Chris Christie (New Yorker)
• Why do stories exist? Literary scholars look to neuroscience (WSJ)
• Can You Buy A License to Speed? (Priceonomics)
What’s for brunch?
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