Sun 29 Dec 2013 08:31:14 AM PST
Good news, bad news
You want the bad news first, or the good news?
All right, let's start with the bad news.
Office sprawl is still a thing: Why Apple's Suburban Spaceship Could Lose The War For Tech Talent (via Samizdata)
And so is income inequality: The Second Class Citizens of the Google Cafeteria
Speaking of people not in prison who probably should be: Outrageous HSBC Settlement Proves the Drug War is a Joke | | Rolling Stone (via Eschaton)
Good point from Andrea Peterson: 2013 is the year that proved your ‘paranoid’ friend right
Ready for the good news?
Bill Gates on progress fighting polio: Good News You Might Have Missed in 2013
One of the dumbest and most politically connected US policies may finally be going down:A Bipartisan Group Of Lawmakers Is Out To Kill The Corn-Based Ethanol Mandate (but wait, Sen. Feinstein is for it...what's the catch?)
Food Safety Modernization Act and "Ag Gag" would have been gifts to big rent-seeking agribusiness, but they're not doing so well: Food Freedom Dodged Bullets in 2013
All aboard: BART, Unions Reach Deal in Contract Dispute
Forgotten? Not if you're from Northern Indiana. The Largely Forgotten, Cynical Genius Behind A Christmas Story
Who knew "stunts your growth" was a marketing lie? The Devious Ad Campaign That Convinced America Coffee Was Bad for Kids