05/07/15 – Thursday Interest-ing Reads

  • A closer look at what Amazon Web Services means for the company itself. (stratechery)
  • The downside of bond indexing. (ft)
  • Atul Gawande says were are facing a “global epidemic of overtesting, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment.” (newyorker)
  • A Economist-style piece on the state of finance and its role in society. (economist)
  • An Illustrated Guide to the British Election (politico)
  • The TV industry knows it is under attack, the question is what will they do? (fortune)
  • A history of bond market corrections. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Why can’t America have great trains? (nationaljournal)
  • A profile of Sepp Blatter the king of FIFA. (bloomberg)
  • It’s good to be a former Fed chairman. (bloomberg)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are at 15-year lows. (calculatedriskblog)
  • What does “quite high” mean in relation to stock valuations? (washingtonpost)
  • How to (gradually) deal with an elevated market. (alphabaskets)
  • Welcome to the bond bear market. (scottgrannis.blogspot)
  • There is now an Uber for everything. (wsj)
  • FiveThirtyEight Dissects The Deflategate Report (fivethirtyeight)
  • Fed’s Yellen: Stock Valuations ‘Generally Are Quite High’ (wsj)
  • How Silicon Valley has changed over time. (medium)
  • Demographics are improving for the US economy. (calculatedriskblog)
  • A big cost of fast food is waste. How one company looks to stop this. (newyorker)
  • Stunning first shots from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest (qz)
  • Inside the biggest cattle heist ever. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Dividend-paying stocks are struggling. (disciplinedinvesting.blogspot)
  • Startup founders need conviction above all else. (bothsidesofthetable)
  • Our love/hate relationship with mayonnaise. (nautil.us)
  •  Hilsenrath’s Take: This Is Not An Irrational Exuberance Moment (blogs.wsj)
  •  Tesla Battery Economics: On the Path to Disruption (gizmodo)
  • Why bond markets shouldn’t be that afraid of higher oil prices. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Institutions are driving the smart beta boom. (etf)
  • On the importance of the microbiome. Insights from Rob Knight’s “Follow Your Gut: The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes.”* (brainpickings)
  • What 118 Fed Rate Increases Since 1948 Show as Economy Falters (bloomberg)
  • The age of financial secrecy is ending. (thinkadvisor)
  • What time of day are investors most bullish? (stocktwits.tumblr)
  • Google Didn’t Kill Glass, It’s Just Making It Sexier (fastcompany)
  • What our ancient DNA tells us about how humans spread around the globe. (wsj)
  • Product reviews are broken. (nytimes)
  • In China, Pigs Are Flying. Almost. (sinosphere.blogs.nytimes)

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