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Why I am leaving Goldman Sachs "Today is my last day at Goldman Sachs. After almost 12 years at the firm I believe I have worked here long enough to understand the trajectory of its culture, its people and its identity. And I can honestly say that the environment now is as toxic and destructive as I have ever seen it." (Also: The reaction)
The truth about Murdoch "The question is not whether Murdoch is a courteous and kindly private man, or a brilliantly innovative entrepreneur, or someone who has debased the media and public life. He may be all of those things."
'Red Deer Cave People' may be new species of human "'They could be a new evolutionary line or a previously unknown modern human population that arrived early from Africa and failed to contribute genetically to living east Asians,' said Darren Curnoe, who led the research team at the University of New South Wales in Australia."
Longing (and photography) "Longing is not always oriented toward the future. It can as easily be retrospective. You can long for what you have already experienced. S#xual fantasies, for example, are memories (sometimes slightly improved on) as often as they are inventions." (Geoff Dyer)