03/20/15 – Friday Interest-ing Reads

  • James Altucher talks with Dave McClure of 500 Startups. (youtube)
  • Unbundling is happening faster than cable companies can imagine. (wsj)
  • Americans want free wi-fi, especially at campsites. (qz)
  • Letter From Berlin: Why Are the Germans So Hellbent on Austerity? (thenation)
  • Why the US should issue MORE bonds. (bloombergview)
  • Why it is so hard for kids to graduate from community college. (npr)
  • Four things that are right with finance (PragCap)
  • Money continues to pour out of bank loan funds. (ft)
  • The mirage that is alternative investments. (rpseawright.wordpress)
  • Housel: What’s Wrong With Finance (fool)
  • A longish discussion with Fred Wilson and Jason Calcanis. (avc)
  • College kids are declaring majors earlier than ever before. (wsj)
  • Congrats to all the ETF of the Year award recipients (ETF.com)
  • The plunge in oil has had a varied effect on MLP ETP performance. (etf)
  • The yield curve isn’t forecasting much of anything. (bonddad.blogspot)
  • SEC Head Backs Fiduciary Standards for Brokers, Advisers (wsj)
  • The economics of the cable business is going to change dramatically. (asymco)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Brad Katsuyama of IEX. (ritholtz)
  • The 2014 ETF.com awards are a good review of the past year. (etf)
  • Just how much money will consumers save by cutting the cord? (latimes)
  • How the yield curve is predictive of future economic activity. (econbrowser)
  • Ben Thompson makes the case for the Apple Watch as a new form factor. (exponent.fm)
  • Even ESPN’s Grantland is having a problem monetizing podcasts. (recode)
  • Michael Covel speaks with Kabir Sehgal author of “Coined: The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us.”* (michaelcovel)
  • What’s right with finance. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • How does Adam McKay work? (slate)
  • Netanyahu not making life easy for Hillary Clinton (New York Times)
  • Amy Wilkinson discusses her book “The Creator’s Code.”* (slate)
  • A look at the Four Horsemen of the Internet. (ritholtz)
  • How likely are capital controls in Greece? (openeurope.uk)
  • Yanis Varoufakis: We could totally be down with you, Germany (yanisv)
  • The CIA Just Declassified the Document That Supposedly Justified the Iraq Invasion (news.vice)
  • The shift away from dividends and towards growth illustrated. (philosophicaleconomics)
  • Surprise: Your broker doesn’t work for you (marketwatch)
  • Sinn Fein to Goldman: No, we’re not Syriza. (Bloomberg)
  • American companies are running out of places to stash their insane pile of cash (qz)
  • How a former federal prisoner built a successful startup serving the prison population. (npr)
  • Larry Swedroe fact-checks an MFS advertisement (ETF.com)
  • The Hierarchy of Alpha (ai-cio)
  • REITs are having few problems raising money. (wsj)
  • A $250,000 Tour With One Aim: Get Chinese to Buy a Home (bloomberg)
  • Brian Koppelman talks with James Altucher. (grantland)
  • A look at 3-factor dual momentum. What adding low vol does for (rrspstrategy.wordpress)

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