Football season is fully upon us, with harvest just around the corner. Here are some stories for you to enjoy this weekend:
The Pitch - Grantland. A remembrance of September 11 through baseball, and a reminder that the Bush presidency was a long series of major disasters. Also, Why Is ESPN Doing George W. Bush's Dirty Work For Him? - Deadspin.
The Never-ending Stadium Boondoggle - CityLab
Notre Dame President Stands Firm Amid Shifts in College Athletics - New York Times
Football Team Passes For 782 Yards, Scores 90 Points, Still Loses - Deadspin. WTF?
Rediscovering the Pawpaw - Cincinnati Magazine. I have some pawpaw trees on the farm, but can't say that there was enough meat to the fruit for me to really taste anything. It was mainly packed with giant seeds.
Oh. Nuts! Why California's Pistachio Trees Are Shooting Blanks - The Salt
Cereals, Appropriability, and Hierarchy - Naked Capitalism. Very interesting piece. Is farmers' eternal hatred of the government and taxes rooted in the formation of society?
America's Most Unlikely Energy Project Is Rising From a Louisiana Bayou - Bloomberg
Understanding of complex networks could help unify gravity and quantum mechanics - ScienceDaily. Way over my head, but sounds to me like mapping how a human-made or natural complex system is connected seems to match up with quantum theory.
Hellburners Were the Renaissance's Tactical Nukes - War Is Boring. Speaking of tactical nukes...
A Prescription for More Black Doctors - The New York Times Magazine
Whatsoever Things Are True - The Atavist Magazine
The Continuing Cost of Catholicism's Sex Abuse Scandals - Pacific Standard
Chosen by Mississippi Democrats, Shy Trucker is at a Crossroads - New York Times. Highlights the perilous state of the Democratic party in much of the interior United States, which also highlights the perilous state of democracy.
Jeb Bush and the Return of Voodoo Economics - The New Yorker
The Case Against Stephen Harper - The Atlantic. From what I hear the author say, it sounds like he is the first GOP prime minister of Canada.
Dairy Farmers at the Barricades and Food Prices Drop Most in Seven Years on Grain Glut, China Rout - Bloomberg. Seven years of plenty followed by....at least in farm household incomes.