This hasn’t been a particularly happy week in the news world. Innocent people died (both state side and internationally), corruption was mentioned in two of the biggest, most influential, companies in the world, and to top it all off I saw a really sad video.
Here are the highlights:
Article 1, Section 4 — My friend Matt is continuing his series on the Constitution. This is required reading for Americans. Ask lots of questions, this guy is an expert.
The Tragedy of Trayvon Martin — This could be the best thing I’ve read on the Trayvon Martin tragedy. It asks great questions and points out some harsh realities.
If I Had A Son, He’d Look Like Trayvon — Speaking of Trayvon Martin, President Obama offers some poignant and important thoughts on the situation. A fantastic response from the President.
Teen Killed At Project X Party — A teenager was killed at a party meant to replicate a crazy “project x” party from the movie of the same name. It’s one of many parties that have started popping up throughout the country in response to the movie. Does anyone really think movies don’t effect our decisions? It’s not just teens doing dumb things.
Why I Left Goldman Sachs — “To put the problem in the simplest terms, the interests of the client continue to be sidelined in the way the firm operates and thinks about making money. Goldman Sachs is one of the world’s largest and most important investment banks and it is too integral to global finance to continue to act this way. The firm has veered so far from the place I joined right out of college that I can no longer in good conscience say that I identify with what it stands for.”
Why I Left Google — People are quitting jobs all over the place! This one explains how Google + and the company’s shifting culture caused a prominent Google employee to leave.
This 3-Minute Anime Will Make You Cry — Even though I didn’t cry, it’s still a beautiful video that tells a compelling story in three short minutes.