To reduce recidivism rates, give prisoners more books
Ephrat Livni, Quartz
The US Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 75% of released inmates are rearrested within five years—which is not just a societal problem, but also a major taxpayer expense. Yet a cheap, effective, and simple solution exists, several studies have shown: Reading reduces recidivism.
Supreme Court to Rule on Legality of Insider Tips
Ben Protess and Matthew Goldstein, New York Times
The issue turns on whether friendship or family relationship amounts to a benefit comparable to money that would make providing an insider tip illegal.
Working-Class White Men Are Falling Further and Further Behind College Graduates
Ben Leubsdorf, Wall Street Journal
New analysis finds incomes have surged for white men with college degrees as they declined for high-school graduates.
Seventeen people will face charges over a sex trafficking ring that brought hundreds of Thai women to US cities and “forced them to live a nightmare”.