Localist Roundup: Corn as SugarBy Josiah Duran for FRONT PORCH REPUBLIC
According to this piece, American presidents may be becoming more polarizing. Also on the political front, the legally powerless Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board considers NSA phone record collection illegal.
Meanwhile, this article indicates that people who text and walk are a danger to themselves. And this article cites a different study, which shows connections between the community a child is raised in and that child’s social mobility.
In other news, a factory that supplied several major retailers substantially exploited Guatemalan workers, according to this piece.
At the same time, a legal battle has insured between corn and sugar interests about attempts to rebrand corn syrup as a functional equivalent to sugar.
Lastly, this piece worries about the mentality of overwork present especially in the finance industry.