02/16/18 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway talk with Annie Duke author of "Thinking in Bets." (bloomberg)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims ticked up last week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • China’s population is older than you think: some investment implications. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Will Amazon Go Capture the Holy Grail of Retail? (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • The ‘short the $VIX’ crowd was much more instutionalized than commonly thought. (wsj)
  • Strategic faith (dpegan)
  • Can you get your alternatives exposure some other (cheaper) way? (morningstar)
  • Tim Ferriss on how he built up his podcast and blog. (tim.blog)
  • What Millennials will be investing in over the next decade. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Why “Black Panther” Is a Defining Moment for Black America (nytimes)
  • It’s Different This Time (themacrotourist)
  • The turnaround in $VIX futures positioning over the past week has been dramatic. (wired)
  • 15 Minutes of Fame Is Too Much. Try 6 Seconds. (nytimes)
  • The Economy Is Soaring, and Now So Is the Deficit. That’s a Bad Combination. (fivethirtyeight)
  • “I don’t want your condolences”: Stoneman Douglas students have had it with all the thoughts and prayers (news.vice)
  • Tyler Cowen talks with Bloomberg View columnist Matt Levine. (medium)
  • The big private equity firms are doing more of their own investment banking. (wsj)
  • Bond Investors Worry About the Tax Overhaul’s Long-Term Cost (wsj)
  • How Inflation Works — or Why Your Chicken Is Going to Cost More (nytimes)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Josh Wolfe of Lux Capital. (investorfieldguide)
  • Scientists Know How You’ll Respond to Nuclear War — and They Have a Plan (wired)
  • Billionaires gone wild (cjr)
  • Russ Roberts talks with Bryan Caplan author of "The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money." (econtalk)
  • It’s hard investing on your own. (disciplinedinvesting.blogspot)
  • The CFPB’s Declaration of Dependence (propublica)
  • Employers are have to get creative to fill jobs. (wsj)
  • Mark Rzepczynski, "For an asset that has been studied so closely, there are not definitive answers as to the value of gold investing." (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • Salaries are soaring for machine learning/AI PhDs. (bloomberg)
  • Twitter is both a ‘timesuck’ and ‘huge source of inspiration.’ Deal with it. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Drones that dodge obstacles without guidance can pursue you like paparazzi (technologyreview)
  • Separated at Rebirth: Rolls-Royce and Bentley Are Traveling Different Roads to Success (forbes)
  • Mark Maron talks with playwright and actor Tracy Letts. (wtfpod)
  • All the President’s Tenants (forbes)
  • 8 global cities at-risk of a housing bubble. (visualcapitalist)
  • Meet the Sacklers: the family feuding over blame for the opioid crisis (theguardian)
  • HFT stocks, like Virtu ($VIRT), as a proxy for higher market volatility. (ft)
  • Why men are in relative decline in the white collar workforce. (bloomberg)
  • Tech Luminary Peter Thiel Parts Ways With Silicon Valley (wsj)
  • What dying can teach us about living. A talks with Frank Ostaseski author of "The Five Invitations: What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully." (rad.family)
  • Born-Again Fiscal Hawks Turn Into Doves (bloomberg)
  • Some thoughts on how to be more mindful about your phone use. (nytimes)
  • Brett McKay talks with Brendan Newnam and he, along with his co-author Rico Gagliano, co-author of "Brunch Is Hell: How to Save the World by Throwing a Dinner Party." (artofmanliness)
  • Justin Castelli talks financial planning with Tim Mullooly of Mullooly Asset Management. (allaboutyourbenjamins)
  • A talk with Eli Frankel author of "The All or Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work." (npr)
  • Who is really paying for hedge fund underperformance? (bloomberg)
  • Buy the Dip, That Old Wall Street Favorite, Comes Under Scrutiny (bloomberg)
  • The Short-Vol Trade: Someone Forgot to Turn Off the Machine (macro-man.blogspot)
  • There is a third way between working at home, and in the office. (ft)

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