For this weekend’s reading list we have articles on the Obama campaign’s tech folks, corporate blackmailing of the American people, the need for Obama to address climate change, the next steps in implementing health care reform, a parody of Tom Friedman’s writing, and a guide to evaluating economic inequality.
When the Nerds Go Marching In – an entertaining and informative look at the technologists who built and ran the database and software that were key to the Obama campaign’s impressive ground game.
The Corporate Blackmailing of America is Now All the Rage – how Papa John’s is just one of many corporate entities trying to blackmail their employees and the American people into assuming the costs of health care and deficits.
No More Magical Thinking – a call for President Obama to make tackling climate change a primary focus of his second term.
Election 2012: A Win for Health Reform, But Much Work Remains - an overview of the regulations that need to be promulgated, exchanges that need to be created, and hurdles that need to be overcome to ensure the effective implementation of ObamaCare.
The Grenade of Understanding: Winners of the Write-Like-Friedman Contest – the best entries to Rolling Stone’s competition for people to parody the epically bizarre writing style of columnist Tom Friedman.
A Guide to Statistics on Historical Trends in Income Inequality - a thorough report regarding the various ways to measure economic inequality and how all of those forms of measurement are demonstrating that inequality is increasing in the US.