Best of 2013

I want to thank the hundreds of thousands of people who read and shared my work this year. I never expected that so many long-form op-eds on corruption, repression and inequality would go viral. I was startled to learn that most mainstream news articles are shared less than 5,000 times on Facebook. My articles often surpass that, even on subjects once considered too dark or esoteric to be of mass interest.

Writing on these topics carries risks of its own for the author. But their popularity shows how urgently they need to be addressed. Keep reading, keep thinking, keep talking. I’ll be back. And again, thank you.

In case you missed it, some of the highlights:

Most shared on Facebook

The wrong kind of Caucasian (57K)

Mothers are not opting out – they are out of options (40K)

Academia’s indentured servants (24K)

Expensive cities are killing creativity (24K)

Surviving the post-employment economy (16K)

Charity is not a substitute for justice (13K)

And my favorites:

The men who set themselves on fire

The view from flyover country

In defence of complaining

Managed expectations in the post-employment economy

A government shutdown, a social breakdown

Iraq and the reinvention of reality

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6 Responses to Best of 2013

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