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Recommended Reading 19

This week’s recommended links and readings include: a mainstream university economist’s take on why America is economically (and societally) screwed; a classic article/essay about the Rolling Stones and the Altamont tragedy and its defining impact on a generation; a former television writer’s account of what happened when his meeting with Al Franken for a prospective job was interrupted by a phone call informing Franken that his friend and fellow SNL castmate Phil Hartman had been murdered; a simply wonderful and in-depth interview with former Monty Python member-cum-author/actor/documentarian Michael Palin; and a report on new research into how lucid dreaming sheds light on the neurology of human self-awareness.

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