04/02/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The Secret Money Behind ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ (wsj)
  • Here’s what you need to know about the Tesla Model 3 (recode)
  • Why good jazz movies are few and far between. (slate)
  • McDonald’s ($MCD) is fighting back against breakfast competition. (businessinsider)
  • Parrots Are a Lot More Than ‘Pretty Bird’ (nytimes)
  • The VA Isn’t Broken, Yet: Inside the Koch brothers’ campaign to invent a scandal and dismantle the country’s most successful health care system.&#xA0 (washingtonmonthly)
  • Why Netflix ($NFLX) is targeting your kids. (washingtonpost)
  • Does the world need a high tech, $700 juicer? (theverge)
  • How the wealthy benefit from early admission. (washingtonpost)
  • Conundrum: Can you say one thing to regulators and the exact opposite to your shareholders? (bloombergview)
  • Why “Friends” is still the most popular sitcom on television. (vulture)
  • The Future of Twitter: Q&A with Jack Dorsey (bloomberg)
  • The Bribe Factory: The company that corrupted the global oil industry (theage.au)
  • Good riddance, gig economy: Uber, Ayn Rand and the awesome collapse of Silicon Valley’s dream of destroying your job (salon)
  • At Last, Brokers Must Put Your Retirement Needs First (bloomberg)
  • The true meaning of BS. (scientificamerican)
  • Why grade inflation is rampant. (washingtonpost)
  • Pain in the Permian: West Texas is the beating heart of US oil. Can it survive the price bust?&#xA0 (petroleum-economist)
  • The price of vanilla is rising and its quality is declining. (bloomberg)
  • Millions of older Americans are taking supplements with no known benefit. (washingtonpost)
  • How ISIS Built the Machinery of Terror Under Europe’s Gaze (nytimes)
  • The fixed daily lineup in MLB is going by the wayside. (wsj)
  • Chipotle ($CMG) is sniffing around the “better burger” space. (washingtonpost)
  • Before you buy any ocean front property…. (qz)
  • The More Unique Your Portfolio, The Greater Its Potential (investorfieldguide)
  • Can a new university be a great university? (timeshighereducation)
  • A Baseball Mystery: The Home Run Is Back, And No One Knows Why (fivethirtyeight)
  • Why the death of musicians hit us so hard. (diffuser.fm)
  • The case to pay the USWNT equal wages. (fusion)
  • All Hail Comedy’s Takeover of TV (variety)
  • What an economist made of “The Big Short”?* (libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed)
  • Wasted food is a huge environmental issue. (washingtonpost)
  • For the first time in human history more people are obese than underweight. (bloomberg)
  • Stop kissing your dog. (wsj)
  • How Much Do Profits Matter To Stock Market Returns? (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Drink that fifth cup of coffee. You’ll be fine. (nymag)
  • Why is the NCAA Championship game on cable, i.e. TBS? (wsj)

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