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Abe

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Investigative / long-form journalism worth reading
« on: August 05, 2018, 11:55:31 PM »
Hi everyone, I thought it'd be great to make a list of articles worth reading because it changed your mind about something. For now let's leave politics out of it (unless you all really want).

Some recent ones:

Water Wars of Arizona - interesting account of the local effects of the regional water crisis facing the Western US. Changed my perspective on those farmers out there.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/magazine/the-water-wars-of-arizona.html

Kingdom of Dust - about farming in California and above-mentioned water crisis. Changed my perspective on local farmers.
https://story.californiasunday.com/resnick-a-kingdom-from-dust

Pain Refugees - about the opioid epidemic. Increased my sympathy for patients with chronic pain.
https://harpers.org/archive/2018/04/the-pain-refugees/?single=1

The White Flight of Derek Black - gave me a better appreciation that children of racists are also their victims (the most personal to me of the listed articles).
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/the-white-flight-of-derek-black/2016/10/15/ed5f906a-8f3b-11e6-a6a3-d50061aa9fae_story.html?utm_term=.8913631d387e


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Re: Investigative / long-form journalism worth reading
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 08:46:51 AM »
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/09/how-the-elderly-lose-their-rights

i had no idea this was possible or was being abused to the point it currently is.

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Re: Investigative / long-form journalism worth reading
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 08:51:31 AM »
This is a great topic - thank you for starting it OP!

I read this article recently: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/01/magazine/climate-change-losing-earth.html

I can't say it changed my mind about anything as I am already a firm believer in Climate Change but this article was eye opening in so many other ways.
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Re: Investigative / long-form journalism worth reading
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 08:33:25 AM »
https://ninateicholz.com/about/the-book/

Nina Teicholz, The Big Fat Lie.  i haven't read the book but she did a 1.5 hr podcast with Joe Rogan. 

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Re: Investigative / long-form journalism worth reading
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 08:47:32 AM »
This is a great topic - thank you for starting it OP!

I read this article recently: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/01/magazine/climate-change-losing-earth

I can't say it changed my mind about anything as I am already a firm believer in Climate Change but this article was eye opening in so many other ways.

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Re: Investigative / long-form journalism worth reading
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 10:39:58 AM »
This is a great topic - thank you for starting it OP!

I read this article recently: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/01/magazine/climate-change-losing-earth

I can't say it changed my mind about anything as I am already a firm believer in Climate Change but this article was eye opening in so many other ways.

Broken link - page not found?

Thank you! I updated the link and it should work now.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/01/magazine/climate-change-losing-earth.html

Abe

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Re: Investigative / long-form journalism worth reading
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2018, 11:38:40 AM »
Thanks everyone for contributing. The article on the "guardians" for elderly was scary! It prompted me to make sure my parent's healthcare power of attorney and durable power of attorney paperwork was filled out!

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Re: Investigative / long-form journalism worth reading
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2018, 12:53:18 PM »
I wouldn't say this changed my mind, exactly, but it made me realize that self-driving cars are further away than I had thought.
https://blog.piekniewski.info/2018/02/09/a-v-safety-2018-update/

Kinda funny, a few years ago, I was sure they weren't really going to be a thing any time soon, then I read MMM's post about riding in one (and did some other reading), did a 180 and started to think we were on the verge.