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Friday’s Reading List

By Taylor Marvin

George Bellows, Dempsey and Firpo, 1924.

George Bellows, "Dempsey and Firpo", 1924.

The best links of the week:

“Greece can fall and the eurozone can still survive. But Italy — which is just as politically dysfunctional as Greece — can’t. Which is why those Olympian forces will ultimately spell the end not only of Greece’s membership in the euro, but also of European monetary union more generally.” – Felix Salmon.

The other side of  Coachella: inequality, homelessness, and stark poverty (via Eric Loomis).

Global submarine forces in stable asymmetry.

Can a commercial be too sexy for its own good? Ask Axe.

World changing charts from the Victorian Era (via Suzy Khimm).

“The sluggish economy is tough on everyone but the students are also learning a hard lesson, going to college is not enough. You also have to study the right subjects. And American students are not studying the fields with the greatest economic potential.” – Alex Taborrok.

Jon Huntsman is not fluent in Chinese.

Herman Cain and the hubris of experts.

Germany long profited from the euro system that bankrupted Greece. Now it’s time to pay for it (via Sullivan).

Piano TV soundtrack edition: Bear McCreary – Something Dark Is Coming.

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