Good morning. Here are my favorite long-form articles from this week:

  • Five Slumps That Shaped Modern Finance (Economist)
  • Clean Coal Is the Future (Wired)
  • The Germ Theory of Democracy, Dictatorship and Your Cherished Beliefs (Pacific Standard)
  • Greed Is Good: A 300-Year History of a Dangerous Idea (The Atlantic)
  • Krugman: Why We’re in a New Gilded Age (New York Review of Books)
  • How to Buy Warhol, Degas and Renoir on the Cheap (WSJ)
  • Herbalife: How Lobbying Dollars Prop up Pyramid Schemes (The Verge)
  • The Invention of the Slurpee (Priceonomics)
  • The Crossroads of Should and Must (Medium)
  • The Cube: A Surprisingly Sprightly History of the Glum Designs Behind the World of Modern Work (Book Forum)

What's up for the weekend?

Teen Survey on Device Ownership

Source: Asymco
Source: Asymco

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