Recent Reading

Costco CEO Craig Jelinek Leads the Cheapest, Happiest Company in the World — Businessweek on how Costco is doing right by its workers and reaping profit as a result.

How The Few Have Chosen Inequality For The Many — Despite lots of good economic news, the benefits are not trickling down to regular people, and this is by design.

Ideology is the Enemy: The Creeping Victory of “Consistent” over “Judicious” — On Doug Wilson’s defenses of slavery as “biblical” and other dangers of slavish devotion to theological and philosophical consistency.

How religions change their mind — A brief history of religious cultural adaptability.

Why Following Design Trends Can Turn Your Website Refresh into a Colossal Waste of Time and Money.

Usability for Senior Citizens — Simplicity, readability, and clearly-defined clickable links are good practices for audiences of any age.

Startup Advice — “Simple is good. Be suspicious of complexity.”

Welcome to Google Island — Mat Honan’s clever allegory.

Largest Oyster Restoration Project in the Chesapeake Bay — NOAA attempts to rebuild reefs of Crassostrea virginica, which both cleans the water and feeds local oyster enthusiasts such as myself.

The Gut-Wrenching Science Behind the World’s Hottest Peppers — Smithsonian Magazine on superhot Bhut Jolokia chilies.

Dear Leader Dreams of Sushi — On Kenji Fujimoto, sushi chef to Kim-Jong-Il, a unique North Korea interest piece by Adam Johnson for GQ Magazine.

A Consumer’s Guide to Fake Meat — nice roundup of common meat substitute brands.

Blog-Tied: How a Hunger for Clicks Drives New York’s Brutally Fickle Food Scene

What happens when a 35 year old man retakes the SAT? He says avoid it.