“The Roll-Up Racket”
by James Surowiecki (The New Yorker)
Few falls in business history have been as sudden and as steep as that of Michael Pearson, the C.E.O. of the drugmaker Valeant.
“The Absurdity of College Admissions”
by Alia Wong (The Atlantic)
Right about now, anxious high-school seniors around the globe are obsessively checking their mailboxes, awaiting decision letters from the U.S.’s elite colleges. For all but a tiny handful of the hundreds of thousands of teenagers who applied — pouring countless hours into agonizing over forms, editing personal essays, sitting through standardized tests, and nervously monitoring their GPA — those letters won’t bear good news.
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