“The buffet is a good idea. The buffet is a symbol of the American dream. The buffet is delicious. The buffet is affordable, and a lot of us love a deal.”s Vox: When did America’s heart turn cold on buffet chains? (When I was in college, my friends and I would fast for 24 hours and then go to the Sizzler. My heart will never turn cold.)

+ Patagonia is refusing to sell its iconic power vests to some financial firms. (One of the ironies of Silicon Valley is that everyone loves wear a vest while vesting.)