Bacillus anthracis (anthrax): good luck getting it delivered on a Saturday. / AgriLife Today
The Baffler,  May 28, 2015

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• A group of Army lab workers is receiving preventative post-exposure treatment after the Army accidentally shipped live anthrax samples via FedEx. Doing a better sterilization job than U.S. army scientists, FedEx spokesman Jim McCluskey commented: “FedEx is committed to the safe transport of all customer shipments, and our priority is the safety of our employees . . . We will be working closely with the Department of Defense and the Centers for Disease Control to gather information about these shipments.”

Boston Globe columnist Dante Ramos asks, “How much new-economy bang can you get simply through better branding?” His question responds to the less-than-spontaneous growth of yet another “innovation district” in the greater Boston area, much like the development of Kendall Square explored in Baffler No. 24, in a salvo that’s still as fresh as a new startup incubator in Newton.

• Today in billionaires: Troy Stratos was recently convicted for successfully defrauding investors of $11 million by posing as an associate of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helú, proving that you are the company you keep successfully impersonating.

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