Andre L. Smith (Widener): Boycotts, Black Nationalism, and Asymmetrical Market Failures Relating to Race. From Adbusters, a special issue on the Epic Story of Humanity (and part 2). After multiple denials, CIA admits to snooping on Noam Chomsky. Dava Sobel on the wait of the world: Doing away with the leap second would mean decoupling clock time from the Earth’s rotation — from day and night itself. Caroline Winter on Mansudae Art Studio, North Korea's colossal monument factory. Why are there North Korean schools in Japan? Peter Maass on how Laura Poitras helped Snowden spill his secrets. From FDL, a book salon on Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants by Phil Tiemeyer. How do you measure a country's happiness? Governments are now providing free psychotherapy to their citizens — is there a limit to state-sponsored happiness? A survey of nearly 20,000 Americans reveals that marriages between people who met online are at least as stable and satisfying as those who first met in the real world — possibly more so. Jack Shafer on why the next publisher of the Washington Post is Vijay Ravindran. David Moinina Sengeh on technology and innovation as a national development strategy.

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