This article written by two economists about the death penalty—whether it legitimately deters murder/violent crime and whether its worth its price tag.
Jonah Lehrer wrote about cognitive bias in smart folks and humbled just about everyone.
Alternet presented five “Stand Your Ground” cases that are just as upsetting as the Trayvon Martin case. In brighter news, a man who shot & killed his neighbor in Texas had his “stand your ground” defense rejected by a jury and was found guilty of murder. [Texas law is a bit more reasonable, as well]
A number of my clients have received free legal aid for civil issues - usually landlord/tenant complaints. This story by Carrie Johnson for NPR about constant funding cuts to such programs piqued my interest.
And Kai Ryssdal and Stephen Dubner discussed something that everyone has had to deal with from time to time… customer service issues.