Longreads

The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks for April 7, 2012

The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week. By David Sessions.

What Isn’t for Sale?Michael J. Sandel, The AtlanticMarket thinking so permeates our lives that we barely notice it anymore. A leading philosopher sums up the hidden costs of a price-tag society.

Just One More Game… Sam Anderson, The New York Times MagazineHow time-wasting video games escaped the arcade, jumped into our pockets, and took over our lives.

The Book That Drove Them CrazyAndrew Ferguson, The Weekly StandardAllan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind, 25 years later.

The Case Against Kids Elizabeth Kolbert, The New YorkerIs procreation immoral?

My Racial Profiling Lesson Edward Conlon, The Daily BeastA former New York cop tells the story of an arrest of three Mexican tourists that took an unprecedented turn.