Longreads

04.07.12

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

From the spread of addictive viral games to the case against having kids, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

What Isn’t for Sale?
Michael J. Sandel, The Atlantic


Market 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 Magazine


How time-wasting video games escaped the arcade, jumped into our pockets, and took over our lives.

The Book That Drove Them Crazy
Andrew Ferguson, The Weekly Standard


Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind, 25 years later.

The Case Against Kids
Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker


Is procreation immoral?

My Racial Profiling Lesson
Edward Conlon, The Daily Beast


A former New York cop tells the story of an arrest of three Mexican tourists that took an unprecedented turn.