Haven’t done one of these in a while, but I wanted to share some good stuff I’ve been reading from around the web. In today’s roundup we’ve got a scam, a horrible mistake, and a history lesson.
- How the Government Dealt with Recessions: A nifty chart from the New York Times with some interesting audio snippets on how the country has dealt with recessions in the past. Hindsight is always 20/20, but it’s important to remember that we aren’t in a unique situation right now. People always seem to forget that and panic. We’ve been here before and we’ll be here again some day. Learn about what’s already happened before you freak out!
- Is Monavie a Scam? LazyManandMoney was one of the very first people to help me out when I got started in the blogging world. He was always very helpful and gracious with his time. Now he’s being sued by MonAvie for some metatags in one of his posts. An employee of the company even called him a douche! You can read about all the drama in his post, but I always find these things so hilarious. When a company doesn’t understand that taking a certain action will only dig them deeper into a hole is just priceless. Keep fighting the good fight Lazy!
- Trial by Fire: This is why I stay subscribed to The New Yorker. This is a LONG piece about Todd Willingham, who was sentenced to death for a fire he claimed he never committed. It’s a really great story/read and highlights the biggest argument against the death penalty: you can’t take it back. It also makes me very nervous because if I were ever in that kind of situation I would always assume that somehow, at some point, someone would save me and fix everything. But sometimes it doesn’t happen and that’s very scary.