Rust never sleeps and neither do I. Here are your July Fourth holiday reads:

  • Why Are the Super-Rich So Angry? (New Yorker) see also Paulson's Puerto Rico Paradise Woos Rich Fleeing Taxes (Bloomberg)
  • Uh Oh: No Doubt Aboot It: Canada Is Better Than America in at Least Seven Ways (Vox)
  • Segway Inventor Dean Kamen Thinks His New Stirling Will Get You Off the Grid For Under $10K (Forbes) see also Stirling Engines (DEKA Research)
  • Corporations Are People -- and They Have More Rights Than You (Daily Dot)
  • Obama No Longer Cares Whether the GOP Is Outraged (MSNBC) see also Obama's Annoyance With Congress Boils Over (WaPo)
  • John Roberts, Abysmal Failure: How His Court Was Disgraced By Corporations and Theocrats (Salon)
  • Tax Cuts in Kansas Have Cost the State Money -- and Job Creation's Been Terrible (WonkBlog) see also Kansas Tax Cut Leaves Brownback With Less Money (The Upshot)
  • How the American Diet Has Failed (WonkBlog)
  • Google Is Being Forced to Censor the History of Merrill Lynch -- and That Should Terrify You (Business Insider) see also Peston's Picks: Merrill's Mess (BBC)
  • Censorship and What Freedom of Speech Really Means: Comedian Bill Hicks's Brilliant Letter to a Priest (Brain Pickings)

What are you reading?

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