I’m trying out something new. Since I’ve mostly stopped posting on Twitter, I’ve decided to start doing a monthly roundup of all of the interesting and thought provoking long-form stories that I’ve read recently.
- Drew Brees Has a Dream He’d Like to Sell You – with Drew Brees’ help as pitchman, AdvoCare is
scammingencouraging people into participating in their pyramid schememulti-level marketing business. [ESPN The Magazine]
- What Happens When the Surveillance State Becomes an Affordable Gadget? – apparently for less than $2k you can buy or build equipment necessary to listen in on cell conversations. Ugh. [Bloomberg Businessweek]
- What Happens When Millennials Run the Workplace? – we’re (technically) millennials, and we run our workplace, and it’s nothing like the ridiculousness going on at Mic. [NY Times]
- Hollywood Divided Over Movie Streaming Service – a $150 device that lets me watch movies as soon as they come out for $50 a pop? Sign me up! [NY Times]
- In Louisiana, the Poor Lack Legal Defense – this is sad. Louisiana is so backed up and so underfunded that people are sitting in jail for a long time before they have access to a public defender. [NY Times]
That’s it for this month. If you’re interested in more stories like this check out the Monthly Link Roundup archive.
- Sometimes It Is Crazy at Work, Big Dairy, and Football’s Insurance Problem – Link Roundup
- Nazi Hunters, Burger Robots, and Xbox Hacking – Link Roundup
- The Most Devastating Cyberattack in History, HelloFresh is Ruthless, & Library Rules – Link Roundup
- Da Vinci, MLM Scams, and a Maple Syrup Heist – Link Roundup
- Ken Burns’ Mind-Blowing 18 Hour Documentary, Lab-Grown Meat, and Second Chances [Link Roundup]