02/25/16 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The high costs of scientific journals is holding research back. (bigthink)
  • More investors are jumping on the emerging market debt bandwagon. (bloomberg)
  • If the US economy falters there is no other major economy to take up the slack. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Why do rich guys keep giving money to already well-funded universities? (fusion)
  • Target ($TGT) seems to have turned things around. (ibankcoin)
  • Robots are coming to Wall Street. How afraid should you be? (nytimes)
  • How the (Randy) Newman family has transformed movie music. (vanityfair)
  • Fade any hawkish talk heading into the March FOMC meeting. (economistsview.typepad)
  • The recovery is generating more high-wage jobs — but does that matter? (washingtonpost)
  • In praise of small talk. (slate)
  • Astronomers Solve Two Big Cosmic Mysteries With One Powerful Radio Burst (slate)
  • We humans are prone to seeing patterns where none exist. (psyfitec)
  • A new Essential Listening is up with talks about the restaurant industry, selling volatility and daily fantasy sports. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Larry Siegel talks with Mohamed El-Erian author of “The Only Game in Town.”* (advisorperspectives)
  • Why are TIPS breakevens so low? (blogs.barrons)
  • How the shopping cart revolutionized shopping. (priceonomics)
  • Investment charlatans tell you their are secrets to wealth. There are none. (thealephblog.tumblr)
  • Target ($TGT) is making a strong push online. (washingtonpost)
  • What’s next in computing? In short, AI. (medium)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims ticked up but are still below 300k. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Reclaim your playlist. An excerpt from Ben Ratliff’s “Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen to Music Now.”* (theguardian)
  • Kentucky pension funds push back against fee disclosure bill (reuters)
  • The space industry is taking off. The question is where will it land? (wired)
  • The slowdown in high yield debt underwriting is going to hurt banks. (bloomberg)
  • The gap between GAAP and pro-forma earnings is growing. (wsj)
  • If everyone hates meetings why are we still having them? (nytimes)
  • What is Tim Cook’s legacy at Apple ($AAPL)? (aboveavalon)
  • Hedge funds are an easy target in an election year. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Alpha is not a risk management technique (blog.thinknewfound)
  • A profile of the “frugal guru” Mr. Money Mustache. (newyorker)
  • Apple, the FBI, and Security (stratechery)
  • Apple vs. FBI: “Just This Once”? (justsecurity)
  • Why do conservatives keep saying Seattle’s minimum wage hike has failed — without data? (latimes)
  • The media ignores base rates in favor of hype. (psyfitec)
  • What the most fulfilled Americans have in common (washingtonpost)
  • Google Robot Doesn’t Punch You if You Knock It Down. Yet. (recode)
  • In an Improving Economy, Places in Distress (nytimes)
  • What do the biggest investors expect for major asset classes? (mebfaber)
  • In search of the perfect recession indicator. (philosophicaleconomics)
  • Crowdfunding is becoming common place in real estate investing. (techcrunch)

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