What You Should Read Today: September 4, 2014

September 4, 2014

Today is Immigrant’s Day in Argentina, the annual moment the Argentine population regrets Argentina as the chosen destination of their ancestors. It’s also the 233rd birthday of the city of El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula, aka Los Angeles and the 107th anniversary of the death of Norwegian composer and all around good guy Edvard Grieg. Here’s some appropriate Grieg to start your day and the list of what you should read today …

1. Understanding ISIS: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119259/isis-history-islamic-states-new-caliphate-syria-and-iraq

2. Redefining the poverty level in Asia: http://www.economist.com/news/economic-and-financial-indicators/21614146-poverty-asia?fsrc=scn/fb/te/pe/ed/povertyinasia

3. The Impressionist art movement began Nov. 13, 1872, right around 7:35 a.m. local time. http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-impressionism-monet-astronomy-20140902-story.html

4. George Monbiot on Scottish independence (shockingly, he’s contrarian). http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/02/scots-independence-england-scotland

5. The Coase Theorem and the war of reclining airplane seats. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/28/upshot/dont-want-me-to-recline-my-airline-seat-you-can-pay-me.html?smid=pl-share&abt=0002&abg=1


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