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