Greetings Loyal Readers - We send our best wishes to you for a safe and happy festive break.
We will be offline next Friday and look forward to reconnecting with our New Year's Reads.
We wish everyone insight, rest and good cheer.
Top 25 News Photos of 2023 A look back at some of the major news events and moments of 2023 (The Atlantic)
The Robber Barons of Prison Tech (Slate)
The NYT is now a gaming company that offers news: Inside The New York Times’ Big Bet on Games (Vanity Fair)
Why Americans' 'YOLO' spending spree baffles economists (BBC)
How Phil Knight, Charles Koch And Other Aging Billionaires Are Making Sure Their Money Doesn’t Go To Uncle Sam (Forbes)
RIP Goldman Sachs. When I started out at Goldman, it was the most feared firm on Wall Street. Those days are gone for good (Business Insider)
Red vs Blue: The Life-and-Death Cost of Political Power: New research shows widening gaps between red and blue states in life expectancy (American Prospect)
User Data Has Become a Favorite Police Shortcut: Investigators increasingly use warrants to obtain location and search data from Google, even for nonviolent cases - and even for people who had nothing to do with the crime (Businessweek)
The Spy Who Dumped the CIA, Went to Therapy, and Now Makes Incredible Television (Wired)
Good Podcast Series: The Witch Trials of JK Rowling.
Media Subscriptions that we willingly pay for:
• The New York Times (With NYT Daily, Cooking & Wirecutter)
• The Atlantic Magazine
• The Globe & Mail
• Sam Harris - Making Sense Podcast
Free Posts that we like
• Letters from an American - An historian contextualizes current events with a solid historic perspective.
• Fareed Zacharia GPS
• Huberman Lab
• Wiser Than Me
What are you reading or listening to?