Reading List for September 15, 2017

The Man Who Gave Himself Away On Mosaic, Michael Regnier writes about George Price, the economist who discovered a formula for altruism and subsequently gave away all of his possessions.

Dead End at Toms River: A Bizarre Murder Mystery A strangely grisly corner of the world is profiled by writer Maury Z Levy in an article originally published in Philadelphia Magazine in the 1970s.

London’s Great Stink Heralds a Wonder of the Industrial World In The Guardian, Emily Mann writes about the deadly-polluted Thames of the 19th century, which was revived through a marvelous, massive sewer project.


The Coming of Age Con On Aeon, Cody Delistraty writes about the fundamental flaw in the idea that maturity is a point one can reach and a state that one can live within.

A Humanely Killed Animal Is Still Killed – And That Is Wrong On Aeon, Anna E Charlton and Gary Francione destabilize the longstanding viewpoint that an animal cannot desire to continue to live and hence humanely killing it is a morally acceptable act.

Tripe: Either You Like It Or You Don’t in a 1979 article in the Washington Post, William Rice writes about serving the lining of the stomachs of ruminants.


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