Wednesday Link-Off: Breaking Book

anais-pouliot-victoriassecret14-21It’s a slightly shorter edition of the Wednesday links today but that doesn’t mean that this a bad set of links. In fact, I think there are a couple of worthwhile reads in here.

But before we get to the links, let’s start with Anais Pouliot.

Newsweek is owned by the International Business Times but do you know who is behind IBT? The answer may worry you. (Mother Jones)

You may not believe it but there are some good guys on Wall Street. The folks behind IEX wanted to make a better platform for traders that didn’t allow for predatory activity. (New York Times)

These guys got a Michael Lewis book deal and a 60 Minutes feature for their efforts too. (New York Magazine)

General Motors was once a great American company. Now, it’s a heartless, soulless corporate monster. (Washington Post)

The New York Times has an opinion piece advocating for the inclusion of profanity in print. Fuck yeah, I support this. (New York Times)

Not all criticism has to come off as negative. If you follow some simple rules, you can be quite polite and intelligent about the whole thing. (Brain Pickings)

I’m pretty sure that I said this when it happened but the obstruction call in last year’s World Series was 100% per the rule book. Now, we’ll never have the excitement of a controversial call again thanks to MLB’s instant replay system. (ESPN)

Good old J.R., Jim Ross, is back more WrestleMania memories from the middle decade of WrestleMania’s 30 years. (Fox Sports)

Breaking Madden may be taking an offseason break but NBA Y2K is here to fill the void. (SB Nation)

Leave it to a banker to refer to a woman as a “depreciating asset.” However, that’s what a JP Morgan banker reportedly did online. (Elite Daily)

Biggi and Banzai are back with a video on Goat Simulator. If ever there was a game made for them, it’s this.

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