03/03/17 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Addicted to Dollars (project-syndicate)
  • The Good & Bad Trends In Dividends (blogspot)
  • How bull markets mess with your brain. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Self-Made Millionaire: ‘Millionaire Is the New Middle Class’ (cnbc)
  • Five ways passive funds are not all that passive. (bloomberg)
  • Adding ketchup: Seven Other Things You’re Doing Wrong at a Steakhouse (bloomberg)
  • The Tech Market May Actually Be Frothier Than 2000 (marketwatch)
  • Murray Rothbard, An Exceptional American (spectator)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with James Rogers CIO of the Ariel Funds. (investorfieldguide)
  • Urban Dwellers Can Rest Assured Wind Energy Isn’t the Answer (manhattan-institute)
  • The Case for Active Fixed Income Management Is Strong (pimco)
  • WTF is Buddhist Economics? (bloomberg)
  • The Bond Gold Correlation (wordpress)
  • An interview with Daniel Crosby author of "The Laws of Wealth: Psychology and the Secret to Investing Success." (valuewalk)
  • Remembering a City Where the Smog Could Kill (mobile.nytimes)
  • Uber is more fragile than other major tech companies (vox)
  • 10 apps to make you a better investor. (medium)
  • Thou Shalt Not Buy Biblically Responsible ETFs (bloomberg)
  • Large Majorities See Checks and Balances, Right to Protest as Essential for Democracy (people-press)
  • Is Bill Gates Right About Robots Paying Fair Share? (strategy-business)
  • Marc Andreessen talks with Reed Hastings CEO of Netflix ($NFLX) about the era of ‘mass customization.’ (a16z)
  • Snap’s IPO Just Gave Us a Clear Sign We’re In a Tech Bubble (fortune)
  • How a Money-Losing Snap Could Be Worth So Much (nytimes)
  • Wage inflation is already brewing. (ericcinnamond)
  • The Downside Of Efficiency (theatlantic)
  • David Merkel of the Aleph Blog with tips and insights on being a better investment blogger. (advisorwebsites)
  • When Bankers Started Playing With Other People’s Money (theatlantic)
  • What Would a Shake-Up at the Fed Mean for Bond Investors? (schwab)
  •  The Worst Generation Or, how I learned to stop worrying and hate the Boomers (esquire)
  • Snap ($SNAP) is a low point for shareholder democracy in America. (breakingviews)
  • This Isn’t Like the Dot-Com Bubble… It’s Much Worse (marketwatch)
  • What Exactly Were Kalanick and Uber Driver Arguing About? (nymag)
  • The Disrupters: Silicon Valley Elites’ Vision of Future (city-journal)
  • The downside of listening to podcasts at 2x. (500ish)
  • Shane Parrish talks with Naval Ravikant of AngelList. in a wide-ranging interview. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Why the stock market has looked overvalued for much of the time since the 1990’s. (brooklyninvestor.blogspot)
  •  Scraping by on six figures? Tech workers feel poor in Silicon Valley’s wealth bubble (theguardian)
  • A talk with Yuval Noah Harari, author of "Homo Deus," on the uncertain ethical effects of various technologies. (bigthink)
  • Hedge fund succession is a tricky business. (bloomberg)
  • Corporate Tax Cut or Not, There’s a Skills Shortage (realclearpolicy)
  • Tyler Cowen author of "The Complacent Class’ talks with Alex and Sonal. (a16z)
  • Meb Faber talks with Doug Ramsey of Leuthold Group about markets. (mebfaber)
  • Global Monetary Authorities Still Aren’t Asking Right Questions (realclearmarkets)
  • How Snap ($SNAP) is like a ‘thirst trap.’ (dealbreaker)
  • Your Brain as Laboratory: The Science of Meditation (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • Dan Harris talks with actor Billy Crudup about meditation and anxiety. (itunes.apple)
  • Chamber Of Commerce Urges Halt To More ESG Company Disclosures (FA MAG)
  • NBC Universal bought a big chunk of Snap ($SNAP). (cnbc)
  • How Snap ($SNAP) got to a $24 billion valuation. (wsj)
  • I’m Renting a Dog? Can purebreds on leases democratize credit? The Nevadan behind Wags Lending thinks so.&#xA0 (bloomberg)
  • Have Investors Considered ‘Fake’ Risks, ‘Fake’ Returns? (merkinvestments)
  • Mark Cuban talks with the Young Investors Society. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Who Loses When Globalization Retreats? (economist)
  • Look Out Above! Interest Rates Going Up (sierrainvestment)
  • Economists Should Be Humble About What They ‘Know’ (medium)
  • How the baby boomers destroyed everything (bostonglobe)
  • Think Twice Before Throwing Out the Fiduciary Rule (weeklystandard)
  • Roboticists say Boston Dynamics' new nightmare robot is unlike anything ever seen before (recode)
  • Michael Covel talks with Mark Rzepczynski about simplicity, discipline and trend following. (trendfollowing)
  • You can’t use valuations to precisely time the market. (bloomberg)
  • Why Market Insiders Are Bracing for Weakness & Volatility (thefiscaltimes)
  • Get This: 1 Bitcoin Is Now Worth More Than An Ounce Of Gold (forbes)
  • ISM Non-Manufacturing Index increased to 57.6% in February. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Discors wants to be your one-stop news subscription service. (techcrunch)
  • The next step for Snap ($SNAP) stock: lockup expirations. (thereformedbroker)
  • You Think You’re Set for Retirement? Really? (bloomberg)
  • 10 New Reasons To Quit Your Job In 2017 (jamesaltucher)
  • How a Money-Losing Snap Could Be Worth So Much (nytimes)

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