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Weekend Reads 8/29/15

The key to a meaningful, powerful life is week-by-week

Sometimes life seems really short, and other times it seems impossibly long. But this chart helps to emphasize that it’s most certainly finite. Those are your weeks and they’re all you’ve got.

Hey Denver: Give Chick-fil-A a Break

And when several council members go beyond that, raising questions about "Chick-fil-A's religion-influenced operation," all it does is confirm the worst hysteria from the right wing that merely being Christian is enough to arouse the hatred of the left.

This Summer Obama’s America Added 715,000 Jobs, While Brownback’s Kansas Hemorrhaged Them

Most respected economists knew this was coming, of course. The argument that “trickle-down” economics helps anyone but the very rich has been obvious for years. Libertarian buzzwords like “small government” and “job creators” sound good, but people quickly discover that those taxes they hate paying provide services they love using like schools, fire departments, and roadwork. You cannot simply cut one without damaging the effectiveness of the other.

Worried About The Stock Market? Whatever You Do, Don’t Sell.

Every one of those declines has been followed by a rebound. Sometimes it comes right away. Sometimes it takes weeks or months. But when it comes, it comes quickly. If you wait until the rebound is clearly visible, you’ve already missed the biggest gains.

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