A Tetw reading list

Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail? - “Financial crooks brought down the world’s economy — but the feds are doing more to protect them than to prosecute them.”

The Great American Bubble Machine - “The world’s most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money…”

How Wall St. Copies the Mob - “How America’s biggest banks took part in a nationwide bid-rigging conspiracy - until they were caught on tape.”

How Wall Street Killed Financial Reform - “How the banks strangled the Dodd-Frank law — with a big assist from Congress and the White House.”

The Big Takeover - “How Wall Street insiders are using the bailout to stage a revolution”

The Real Housewives of Wall Street - “Why is the Federal Reserve forking over $220 million in bailout money to the wives of two Morgan Stanley bigwigs?”

Wall Street’s Bailout Hustle - “Goldman Sachs and other big banks aren’t just pocketing the trillions we gave them to rescue the economy — they’re re-creating the conditions for another crash.”

Looting Main Street - “How the nation’s biggest banks are ripping off American cities with the same predatory deals that brought down Greece.”

Secrets and Lies of the Bailout - The federal rescue of Wall Street didn’t fix the economy – it created a permanent bailout state based on a Ponzi-like confidence scheme. And the worst may be yet to come…

The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever - How and why there’s no price the big banks can’t fix

Gangster Bankers: Too Big to Jail - How HSBC hooked up with drug traffickers and terrorists. And got away with it

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the OWS Protests - “Much more than a movement against big banks, they’re a rejection of what our society has become.”

Why Sports Are for Losers - “There is a dirty truth that professional sports keeps hidden from fans, i.e., guys like you and me who spend winter after winter wondering, What if? And that truth is: Watching sports sucks.



A Tetw reading list

Travel and Adventure
The Old Man at Burning Man by Wells Tower
Excuse Us While We Kiss The Sky by Matthew Power
A Long Ride by Nathaniel Rich
An interview with Chris Hadfield by Emma Brockes
Thanksgiving in Mongolia by Ariel Levy
First Australians by Michael Finkel
Stranded on the Roof of the World by Michael Finkel

Learning About Humanity on Public Transportation
by Chris Gethard

Now We Are Five by David Sedaris
Why You Truly Never Leave High School
by Jennifer Senior

Our Kind of Ridiculous by Kiese Laymon
37 Conversation Rules for Gents
by Brett & Kate McKay

On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber
Wildcatting by Susan Elizabeth Shepard

A Million First Dates by Dan Slater
All My Exes Live in Texts by Maureen O’Connor
Farting in love by Tracy Clark-Flory
If Your Boyfriend Tells You Your Vagina Is Repulsive, BREAK UP WITH HIM by Lindy West

Why are men so foolish?
by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

Wikipedia’s Sexism by Amanda Filipachi
How to Shake Hands with a Woman by Lindy West

Dear Leader Dreams of Sushi by Adam Johnson
The Notorious MSG by John Mahoney
Age Your Canned Goods by Harold McGee

I Type, Therefore I Am by Tom Chatfield
The Hole in Our Collective Memory
by Rebecca J. Rosen

Seeing at the Speed of Sound by Rachel Kolb

Seduced by ‘Perfect’ Pitch by Lessley Anderson

Joy by Zadie Smith
There’s More to Life Than Being Happy
by Emily Esfahani Smith

Technology/The Internet/Information
The End of the Hangup by Ian Bogost
Silent War by Michael Joseph Gross
Desert Bus by Simon Parkin
#Manhunt by James Gleick
I Am An Object Of Internet Ridicule by C. D. Hermelin
All Can Be Lost by Nicholas Carr

What Lies Beneath by William Langewiesche
The Secrets of the World’s Happiest Cities
by Charles Montgomery

Restless Genes by David Dobbs
The Social Life of Genes by David Dobbs
We Aren’t the World by Ethan Watters
Complexity and the Ten-Thousand-Hour Rule
by Malcolm Gladwell

Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin. by Mac McClelland

Eternal Hypochondria of the Expanding Mind
by Venkat Rao

A Tale of Two Londons by Nicholas Shaxson
A Practical Utopian’s Guide to the Coming Collapse
by David Graeber

Too Big to Jail by Matt Taibbi
Secrets and Lies of the Bailout by Matt Taibbi
Everything Is Rigged by Matt Taibbi

Crime and Punishment
The Dangers of Stash by Brendan I. Koerner
The Body in Room 348 by Mark Bowden
Goldman Sachs’ Golden Handshake by Michael Lewis
America’s Real Criminal Element by Kevin Drum
Oops, You Just Hired the Wrong Hitman
by Jeanne Marie Laskas

Cruel and Unusual Punishment by Matt Taibbi

The Environment/Nature
What If We Never Run Out of Oil? by Charles C. Mann
How China Profits From Our Junk by Adam Minter
Heart of Sharkness by Bucky McMahon



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John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy, Los Angeles, 1960


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The isolated vocals for Big Boi and André 3000's hit “Bombs Over Baghdad" is … insane.

Here’s a 2006 interview with André Benjamin aka André 3000

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