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Welcome to The Monday List.

Every Monday, we link you up with some of the most insightful, informative, and socially-relevant stories to keep tabbed, bookmarked, reading listed, pocketed, or what have you to get your week started on the right foot. Be sure to check in each week for a new crop of freshly sprouted words curated straight from the source of your favorite homegrown ‘Smack.

What We’re Reading This Week:

Mexico Has a Productivity Problem

Walk down the side-streets just off Mexico City’s iconic Paseo de la Reforma boulevard, and you’ll see dozens of examples of something that is holding back growth: the informal economy.

Mexico Has a Productivity Problem

A Zero-Emission Seaplane Prepares for Takeoff

Canada’s Harbour Air will test-fly a prototype electric aircraft in December.

Boys Will Be Boys in “Ford V Ferrari”

James Mangold’s strongest film yet, starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon, feels like a character study strapped into an action flick.

China’s Internet Is Flowering.

And It Might Be Our Future.

Online Cesspool Got You Down?

You Can Clean It Up, for a Price.

Every Tech Company Wants to Be a Bank—Someday, At Least

Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Uber are all eyeing financial services as the next frontier. Getting there might take some work.