Another month has gone by, and The Atlantic’s business editors have once again gathered their favorite thought-provoking stories about money and economics from around the Internet.
This month’s selections includes a diverse array of publications, formats, and story topics, including (but not limited to): Bobby Jindal, the economic utopia of the Star Trek universe, crazy election promises, and how gentrification led to one young man’s death.
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Rebecca Solnit | The Guardian
On what would have been his 30th birthday, Alejandro Nieto’s parents left a packed courtroom in San Francisco, shortly before pictures from their son’s autopsy were shown to a jury. The photographs showed what happens when 14 bullets rip through a person’s head and body. Refugio and Elvira Nieto spent much of the rest of the day sitting on a bench in the windowless hall of the federal building where their civil lawsuit for their son’s wrongful death was being heard.
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Nieto died because a series of white men saw him as a menacing intruder in the place he had spent his whole life. They thought he was possibly a gang member because he was wearing a red jacket. Many Latino boys and men in San Francisco avoid wearing red and blue because they are the colours of two gangs, the Norteños and Sureños – but the colours of San Francisco’s football team, the 49ers, are red and gold. Wearing a 49ers jacket in San Francisco is as ordinary as wearing a Saints jersey in New Orleans.
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