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Challenges to Existing Beliefs
Creator   Title/Description Recommenders Mark
Charles Fishman The Insourcing Boom
General Electric and other companies are discovering ways of *saving* money by bringing manufacturing back to the United States
Robert Winter
Web Maven
Jane Fields
Dan Gilbert Why are we happy?
Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want.
Robert Winter
Amy Matthews
Steven Levitt An analysis of the economics of crack and street gangs
New data on the finances of drug dealing reveals that for most gang members, it's like working at McDonald's--only with lower pay and a higher annual mortality rate than for inmates on death row
Robert Winter
Web Maven
Amy Matthews
Orville Schell How Walmart Is Changing China
Neither entity may seem like a force for global greening, but together, they're having some surprising effects
Robert Winter
Web Maven
Jane Fields
Caitlin Flanagan The Ivy Delusion
The real reason the good mothers are so rattled by "Tiger Mom" Amy Chua
The Atlantic Monthly
Web Maven
Robert Winter
Adam Winkler The Secret History of Guns
The Ku Klux Klan, Ronald Reagan, and the NRA have all worked to control guns, while today's open carry movement can trace its roots back to the Black Panthers
The Atlantic Monthly
Robert Winter
Jane Fields
Walter Hamilton A Drop-Off in Start-Ups
Contrary to popular perceptions, the rate of new business creation is declining everywhere, even in Silicon Valley. MIllennials are particularly hampered.
Robert Winter
Romesh Ratnesar The Menace Within
The Stanford Prison Experiment, as seen through the eyes of selected participants 40 years later. (It could change your understanding of what happened, as well as what was--or wasn't--ultimately proved.)
Robert Winter
Web Maven
Matt Taibbi Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital
What he mainly did at Bain Capital was destroy companies by forcing them into debt
Amy Matthews
Web Maven
James Parker How Heavy Metal Is Keeping Us Sane
Dark and disturbing, the music is honest about human nature
The Atlantic Monthly
Amy Matthews