05/05/17 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The jobless rate has pretty much nowhere to go but up. (bloomberg)
  • Brett McKay talks with Matt Moore author of "The South’s Best Butts: Pitmaster Secrets for Southern Barbecue Perfection." (artofmanliness)
  • Only Economic Illiterates Can’t Understand Venezuela (investors)
  • A Cruel Healthcare Bill Focused on Upward Redistribution (slate)
  • Climate Denial In Schools (Vice)
  • Entry-level lawyers are getting displaced by technology. (ft)
  • 26 Yrs Later, Connectictut Legislators Regret Income Tax (nysun)
  • Prosper was incorrectly calculating investor returns. (ft)
  • Economic Cycles Cut Both Ways, and Can Reverse Painfully (strategy-business)
  • You have five choices in today’s market. Choose wisely. (thereformedbroker)
  • Will online lenders survive as standalone entities? (bloomberg)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Ted Seides about his infamous bet with Warren Buffett. (investorfieldguide)
  • What Airlines In the U.S. Would Much Prefer You Not to Know (usatoday)
  • Brian Koppelman talks with actor Hank Azaria. (slate)
  • Hello, full employment. (nytimes)
  • Five investment blogs and a scad of books worth your time. (ofdollarsanddata)
  • How to sell in an age of intangible products. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Status Quo: Higher Prices, Fewer Choices & Insurance Companies (usatoday)
  • Southeast Asia is getting older, faster. (asia.nikkei)
  • Jordan Harbinger talks with Alex Kouts about the challenge of reading the news. (theartofcharm)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Danny Moses one of the stars of "The Big Short" book and movie. (investorfieldguide)
  • The Fate of U.S. Steel and Other Industrial Stocks (barrons)
  • The Hero Of The People’s Climate March: Wal-Mart? (The Daily Beast)
  • Rachel O’Meara author of "Pause: Harnessing the Life Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break" gets the Talks at Google treatment. (youtu.be)
  • David Einhorn is nowhere near done with GM ($GM). (cnbc)
  • Significant Potential for Productivity Growth (pimco)
  • Should Sharp Sentiment Shifts Mean a Change in Strategy? (schwab)
  • How We Retired to a Beautiful, Inexpensive Town in Italy (marketwatch)
  • Europe’s New Hope? (project-syndicate)
  • Here’s Why People Love to Invest at Market Peaks (marketwatch)
  • As Asset Prices Correlate, How to Construct a Portfolio (merkinvestments)
  • A talk with Leigh Gallagher about her new book "The Airbnb Story: How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions … and Created Plenty of Controversy." (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • Growing Weed Is Pretty Bad For The Environment (Vice)
  • Warren Buffett is kicking IBM ($IBM) to the curb, kind of. (marketfolly)
  • Lives Depend on Fair Trade Protecting U.S. Medical Innovation (realclearhealth)
  • One problem with podcasts: anyone can have one. (slate)
  • Biggest U.S. Companies Setting More Renewable-Energy Targets (Bloomberg)
  • There’s A Leadership Vacuum On Climate Change. Business Should Fill It (HBR)
  • Preparing For The Next Populist Shock: Le Pen & the Markets (cnbc)
  • New York Times Columnist Smears Reagan Tax Record (nationalreview)
  • Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway talks with top chess player (and trader) Hikaru Nakamura (bloomberg)
  • A chat with Ben Bernanke ten years after the onset of the financial crisis. (npr)
  • Michael Kitces talks with Josh Brown about using social media to drive advisor growth. (kitces)
  • Spanx Billionaire Founder: It’s Fun to Make Money — and Give It Away (cnn)
  • Good luck trying to get a good seat at the Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKA) annual meeting. (wsj)
  • What podcasts Brad Feld listens to. (startupmixtape.fm)
  • Aligning Interests Is The Most Important Investment Trend (Collaborative Fund)
  • The New York Times ($NYT) saved itself with subscriptions not ads. (recode)
  • Keep an eye on consumer stocks for a clue to the next market move. (allstarcharts)
  • Malls, Mines & Machines: Where US Jobs Are Made (and Lost) (qz)
  • http://www.ussif.org/esg (ussif)
  • Family offices are doing more direct investing. (bloomberg)
  • Ending a Class Tax That Favors High Tax States (nationalreview)
  • Peak Exuberance, Expectations & Gravity (realinvestmentadvice)
  • There is a big difference between being busy and being productive. (freakonomics)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Prof. Meir Statman about his new book "Finance for Normal People: How Investors and Markets Behave." (ritholtz)
  • The chances of a June rate hike just increased. (theatlantic)
  • Bank Balance Sheets Are the Ancient Black Ocean (realclearmarkets)
  • Lending Club ($LC) is pushing hard into the auto loan space. (ft)
  • Barack Obama and the Big $400,000 Question (project-syndicate)
  • 5 Charts Explain Crude Oil’s Sudden Nosedive Toward $45 (bloomberg)
  • Michael Covel talks with Scott Hartley about VC, tech and the need for curiosity. (trendfollowingradio)
  • Brett McKay talks with Lenore Skenazy the author of "Free-Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry)." (artofmanliness)
  • China Is the Greatest Ponzi Scheme in History (dailyreckoning)
  • Investors Are Bullish…And Skittish (economist)
  • The April NFP report was solid. (calculatedriskblog)
  • The Federal Government Is Making It Tougher to Retire (bloomberg)
  • May Economic Preview (realclear)
  • How state pension funds could benefit from managed futures. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • Three Sexy Stocks And One For Downside Protection (forbes)
  • Cardiff Garcia talks "foundational Tyler" with Tyler Cowen. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Review: Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis? (reuters)

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