Booties. / Provo city
The Baffler,  September 28, 2015

Daily Bafflements

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• Over at The Atlantic, Scott Beauchamp contests the idea that experience on the battlefield can help you in the boardroom—and why should it? “Simply put, military service is one of the few remaining social experiences one can have where the goal isn’t to maximize shareholder value,” Scott writes.

• From this Mother Jones graphic on the houses of the GOP candidates: “Visitors to Trump’s gold-and-diamond accented Manhattan penthouse must wear booties to protect the floors.” On pain of deportation, presumably.

• Is Jeb Bush the Jonathan Franzen of the republican party? It makes sense to us! Read Russell Jacoby’s Baffler no. 27 salvo and decide for yourself.

• Brian Eno referenced contributing editors David Graeber and Barbara Ehrenreich in his John Peel lecture yesterday.

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