Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there!
This is the 36th edition of The Three Things, the weekly update of three links, podcasts, videos, or books you can’t miss from Michael Schechter (Honora, A Better Mess), Howie Goldfarb (Blue Star Strategic Marketing), and me!
For those of you new to this series, The Three Things arrives in your inbox on Sunday mornings (unless you don’t suscribe, but that can easily be fixed if you hurry over and enter your email address or add to your RSS feed) so you have some extra time to spend perusing the obscure content we’ve curated for you (and one another) before your week begins and deadlines, meetings, and work takes over.
This week we have thoughts on how we consume media, injustice in the legal system, and how America is losing its way.
Michael on Information. A thoughtful and interesting conversation between Myke Hurley and Matt Alexander on the ways we consume information on the web. This is particularly timely in light of the imminent demise of Google Reader and offers insights into the shift from self-curated-news to service-curated consumption.
Howie on When Justice Goes Wrong. We have a very unequal justice system biased against poor people and minorities. Often that just means guilty rich people go free. But there are times they convict innocent people and listening to these stories of exoneration sometimes after years in jail was very moving.
Gini on America’s Downfall. If you travel outside of the United States, you get accustomed to hearing things such as, “Why is there so much crime in Chicago?” And “What is America’s fascination with guns?” And “How does it feel to be slipping out of your leadership position among countries in the world?” Really, people around the globe say these things to you and it becomes pretty commonplace to hear. In this article, Niall Ferguson argues we’re losing our way because it’s hard to do business here, our institutions need fixing, and we have much more red tape than some of the more scrappy countries.
Now it’s your turn. Is there a podcast, video, book, or article you think we need to see?