Yeah, I should have posted these over the weekend, but I was feeling lazy. Here are a few good stories I came across:
The Rise and Fall of Ultimate Fighter Conor McGregor - The Atlantic
GMOs Are Safe, But Don't Always Deliver On Promises, Scientists Say - The Salt. That's because making money off of lazy farmers is much more of a motivator than actually helping humanity. See Roundup Ready soybeans.
Why Did the FSA Damage These Incredible Depression-Era Photos? - Slate
Inside the Country's Most Controversial Company - Mother Jones. Tom Philpott inside the belly of the beast, Monsanto.
Quality Farms to establish firstSoutheast presence in Marion County - South Carolina Department of Commerce. Old, but what a weird and interesting business. The mention was in this story about a beer distributorship in Indianapolis.
How Bad Biology is Killing the Economy - Evonomics
How Typography Can Save Your Life - ProPublica
America's Shrinking Middle Class: A Close Look at Changes Within Metropolitan Areas - Pew Research Center
How Do You Put Out A Subterranean Fire Beneath a Mountain of Trash? - FiveThirtyEight. A friend's dad was a landfill fire extinguishing expert, but I think that was the near surface fires.
From belief to outrage: The decline of the middle class reaches the next American town - Washington Post
Unnecessariat - More Crows Than Eagles
Portland gave its minimum wage workers a raise. Here's what happened next - Christian Science Monitor
Austin, Indiana: the HIV Capital of small-town America - Mosaic
Burying the White Working Class - Jacobin
The alt-right's demographic nightmare - Scott Sumner. Kind of funny, but my idea of a dystopian future IS the United States being like Texas. Not because of the Hispanics, mind you.
Editorial: Lessons from West explosion, forgotten so soon - Dallas Morning News. Honestly, I think urea would work just fine.