10 Weekend Reads

Good Saturday morning. Pour yourself a tall cup of coffee, and settle in for our longer form reads:

 • The Astonishing Story of the Federal Reserve on 9-11 (Daily Kos)
• The Self-Made Man: The Story of America’s Most Pliable, Pernicious, Irrepressible Myth (Slate)
• Revisiting the Lehman Brothers Bailout That Never Was  (NYT)
• Zero Percent Water (Medium)
• Exodus: Elon Musk argues that we must put a million people on Mars if we are to ensure that humanity has a future (Aeon) see also Larry Ellison Bought an Island in Hawaii. Now What? (NYT)
• There is much to learn from the paper towel: Making products as simple as possible (Medium)
• The NSA and Me (The Intercept)
• Why is Thomas Piketty’s 700-page book a bestseller?  Capital in the Twenty-First Century has swept American discourse. Four experts – Brad DeLong, Tyler Cowen, Stephanie Kelton and Emanuel Derman – take on why that is (The Guardian)
• The Internet Is Broken, and Shellshock Is Just the Start of Our Woes (Wired)
• It’s silly to be frightened of being dead. The process of dying is another matter (The Guardian)

Whats up for the rest of the weekend?


Eurozone and U.S. Real GDP

Source: Washington Center For Equitable Growth


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