Jeremy N. Sheff (St. John's): Brand Renegades. From Studies in Social Justice, a special issue on Life Value and Social Justice. From Wonkblog, Ezra Klein has a primer on Occupy Wall Street; an interview with David Graeber, author of Direct Action: An Ethnography; an interview with former-SEIU organizer Stephen Lerner, who planned the legendary Justice for Janitor campaign; and Suzy Khimm on how Occupy Wall Street could succeed. Is Occupy Wall Street a Tea Party for the Left? William H. Gross, managing director of PIMCO, a global investment management firm: "If Main Street is unemployed and undercompensated, capital can only travel so far down Prosperity Road". What became of the Taino? The Indians who greeted Columbus were long believed to have died out, but a journalist's search for their descendants turned up surprising results. To sit or not to sit: Christina Barmon on gendering how we pee. From Bloomberg, a special report on how the Koch Brothers flout the law with secret Iran sales. A review of Monoculture: How One Story is Changing Everything by F. S. Michaels (and more). A look at 7 famous "unsolved" mysteries (science solved years ago). The world's earliest Christian engraving shows surprising pagan elements. From Modern Age, a review essay on the fall of the Berlin Wall. When it comes to politics, is ignorance bliss? Politicians and voters remain information-deficient despite the era of information technology. A Holly Golightly for the Stripper-Embezzlement Age: After the crash, financier Ken Starr was revealed to be one of the greatest hustlers of our time — but he had nothing on his fourth wife, Diane Passage. A look at why tax expenditures are a boring thing you should be outraged about.

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