A 19-year-old college student started a Go Fund Me page to raise money to buy a car for James Robertson, a Detroit local who walks 21 miles roundtrip on his commute to and from work every day.
This week’s round-up of Good Reads includes the question "What if we never run out of oil?", a profile of African wealth divides, the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement's failure to leave a lasting imprint, and a profile of the Tsarnaev family.
Joseph Stiglitz, author of the new book 'The Price of Inequality,' argues that the wealth gap in the United States 'is holding us back' because it weakens consumer demand. 'If we want to restore growth, and therefore full employment and greater tax revenues,' we need to address this gap.
MIT economist Daron Acemoglu analyzes the Chinese system and the challenges the country may face.
'Why Nations Fail' author Daron Acemoglu advises looking to Turkey's history for a hint.
'Why Nations Fail' author Daron Acemoglu compares the EU to the 13 American states pre-Constitution.