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Of those articles, these are my favorites:

What if It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie? by Gary Taubes—Is fat our enemy, or is it a lie dreamt up by the processed food industry so they can sell us branded carbs? Gary Taubes takes a look at the evidence.

The Great American Bubble Machine by Matt Taibbi—“The world’s most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.”

The Oil We Eat by Richard Manning—A classic piece of journalism exploring the relationship between food production and energy, an issue that will define the coming century.

The Capital T Truth by David Foster Walace—DFW’s 2005 Kenyon College commencement address: a stark but hopeful perspective on life’s most fundamental questions.

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