1. There’s a history of telescope piracy (!) and the hed/dek here is great:

Who Would Kidnap a Space Telescope?
“We hope pirates don’t take it,” one astrophysicist said.

2. Bootstraps are a myth:

What individual wealth advice misses out on is the systemic reasons people are poor and are in debt. And as a result, so many financial services focus on what individuals can do, rather than how institutions must change. It’s easier for someone to look a poor mother in the eye and tell her to work harder than to try and help her.

3. I just this very morning learned about kayfabe and the Wikipedia article is fascinating. I won’t spoil it for you but you won’t regret clicking.