10 Sunday Reads – The Massive Image


Avert your eyes! My Sunday morning take a look at incompetency, corruption and coverage failures:

The Plot to Steal the Different Secret Inside a Can of Coca-Cola: Shannon You was a great chemist, a nasty colleague—and a thief. When she tried to make use of the $120 million know-how she stole, she bought performed. (Businessweek)

The Corruption of Lindsey Graham: So let’s return to the start. Let’s see who Lindsey Graham was earlier than he drank the poison. A case research within the rise of authoritarianism. (The Bulwark) (112 web page PDF)

How one can Construct (And Destroy) a Social Community: Standing means the whole lot to platforms like Twitter and Fb. However opposite to what Elon Musk thinks, it doesn’t come from a blue checkmark. (The Atlantic)

The mysterious middlemen being blamed for America’s sky-high drug costs: How pharmacy profit managers discovered themselves the targets of a bipartisan push on drug costs. (Vox)

A listing of latest high-profile shootings in the USA: The assault is the nation’s twenty second mass killing — through which 4 or extra individuals died, not together with the assailant — of 2023, in response to a database maintained by The Related Press and USA Immediately in partnership with Northeastern College. Listed below are another notable U.S. mass shootings over the previous 12 months. (AP)

An American Disaster: The key historical past of the U.S. authorities’s family-separation coverage: In the course of the 12 months and a half through which the U.S. authorities separated 1000’s of youngsters from their mother and father, the Trump administration’s explanations for what was taking place had been deeply complicated, and on many events—it was clear even then—patently unfaithful. I’m one of many many reporters who coated this story in actual time. Regardless of the flurry of labor that we produced to fill the void of data, we knew that the complete reality about how our authorities had reached this level nonetheless eluded us. (The Atlantic)

The true purpose for the Supreme Court docket’s corruption disaster: Who watches the thinker kings with lifetime appointments? (Vox) see additionally Harlan Crow Certain Isn’t Paying for Your Child’s Faculty: Of all that’s come out of the previous few weeks, that is maybe probably the most insulting. (Slate)

New Surveys of Asian Individuals Present Persistent Racism and Hardship: Analysis launched for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month reveals that anti-Asian sentiment has not abated with the tip of the pandemic, and security is a prime concern. (CityLab)

• How Trump’s anti-science meddling erased 3 years of essential COVID analysis: It’s undisputable that the Trump White Home ordered the Nationwide Institutes of Well being to terminate a $3.4-million grant to EcoHealth in April 2020, based mostly on completely unfounded right-wingers’ claims that EcoHealth was funding so-called gain-of-function virus analysis in China, one thing they are saying may have allowed SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to flee from a Chinese language laboratory and infect the world. (Los Angeles Instances)

These ten books are thought of pornography in Ron DeSantis’ Florida: New data, obtained by Common Data reveals that few of the books faraway from Florida college libraries had been deemed pornographic or sexually specific. Many books that did obtain that label don’t meet the definition of pornography — or something shut — underneath state or federal legislation.. (Common Data) see additionally The rising Republican motion to defund public libraries: Libraries bolster democracy. Republicans wish to do away with them. (Vox)

Make sure to take a look at our Masters in Enterprise interview this weekend with enterprise capitalist and seed investor Howard Lindzon. He’s the founder and CIO of  Social Leverage, the place he makes early-stage investments. He based Wall Strip (bought to CBS in 2007), co-founded StockTwits (which pioneered the ‘cashtag’ e.g., $AAPL), and was the primary investor in Robin Hood. Social Leverage lately launched its 4th fund.


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Supply: New York Instances


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