05/18/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The Handmaid’s Tale Is a Collectivist Dystopia (fee)
  • Big companies that make minority investments in startups are going to have to account for their investments on a more frequent basis. (nytimes)
  • Jerry Brown Plays the ‘Frugal Adult’ While Secretly Spending (realclearmarkets)
  • Life Expectancy: Another Way the Rich Get Richer (latimes)
  • Companies Steal $15 Billion From Their Employees Every Year (fastcompany)
  • China’s Demographic Time Bomb Continues to Tick (bloomberg)
  • IBM ($IBM) is re-officing remote workers. (wsj)
  • As Immigrants Flow Into Germany, Better Job Opportunities for All (movinga)
  • How the Apple ($AAPL) iPhone conquered business. (ft)
  • Japan’s economy seems to be gaining some momentum. (ft)
  • Americans have swapped mortgage debt for student and auto debt. (ritholtz)
  • DeVos Wants to Kill a Major Loan Forgiveness Program (slate)
  • Facing a Severe Housing Shortage, California Loosens Up (bloomberg)
  • Justin Trudeau Is the Biggest Non-War Spending PM Yet (realclear)
  • How Can I Save for Retirement If I Don’t Have a 401(k)? (cnn)
  • Washington Turmoil Creates Uncertainty for Investors (commonwealth)
  • Young investors should be cheering a market correction. (thereformedbroker)
  •  This 150-foot-tall "vending machine" will serve you a Ferrari (money.cnn)
  • 3 Reasons North Korea Is a Bigger Threat Than Month Ago (thefiscaltimes)
  • Worst Ahead for Stocks? Why Some Say the Drop ‘Has Legs’ (cnbc)
  • American Gods (thereformedbroker)
  • Crossing the Congo Is a Journey Across Hell on Earth (realclearmarkets)
  • America’s Cars Are All Fast and Furious: These days half of today’s vehicles blow away the baddest rides of the 1970s (bloomberg)
  • China’s capital controls are making for strange bedfellows. (bloomberg)
  • Why the Federal Reserve Is Wrong to Obsess About Wages (marketwatch)
  • Why does it feel like every time stocks falls a little, they’re going to fall a lot? (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Why many VC valuations are way too high. (papers.ssrn)
  • How One Little Cable Company Exposed Telecom’s Achilles’ Heel (backchannel)
  • Texas Taxpayers Have Become Captives of Their Civil Servants (city-journal)
  • Reality Sucks (themoneyillusion)
  • "[Naval] Ravikant sees AngelList serving as the minor leagues for a new generation of venture capitalists from the startup world." (qz)
  • ‘Baumol’s Disease’ Is What Policymakers Should Be Considering (nationalreview)
  • Are you drowning under breaking news notifications? (nytimes)
  • Video doorbells, like Ring, are a booming business. (latimes)
  • The ‘Orange Swan’ Looms Ever Closer: Sell Stocks, Buy Gold (realclearmarkets)
  • The Revolt of the California ‘Freeloaders’ (spectator)
  • An app to help seniors (50+) capture all the discounts businesses offer. (nytimes)
  • A New High! In Household Debt… (247wallst)
  • The US stock market is shrinking. Look overseas. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Why Isn’t Automation Eating Jobs? (blogs.wsj)
  • The YayYo mini-IPO is a hot mess. (businessinsider)
  • Inflation Isn’t Cooperating With ‘Can’t Catch a Break’ Federal Reserve (bloomberg)
  • Google ($GOOGL) may be kind of boring but it is making headway. (stratechery)
  • How ‘Predatory Lending’ Traps Naive American Borrowers (thenation)
  • Q1 Earnings Season Has Been Excellent By Any Measure (realclear)
  • Hedge fund manager earnings drop to lowest in a decade (ft)
  • Confused China Financial Market Strategy Reveals Old Flaws (reuters)
  • 5 things learned in one year as a VC. (associate.vc)
  • Tomasz Tunguz, "At this point [Series B], the business is too far evolved to simply sell the dream, but not far enough along to raise on the metrics." (tomtunguz)
  • Industrial real estate is a beneficiary of the retail industry meltdown. (businessinsider)
  • Make sure your lawyer understands venture capital. (pointsandfigures)
  • Mediocre Hedge Fund Managers Making Billions (nytimes)
  • An Epic Trading Tale From Norway (themacrotourist)
  • Massive social networks are done. Startups need to focus on niches. (500ish)
  • The Running of the Bulls’ (Mouths) (hedgeye)
  • Brokers are increasingly getting paid on the honor system. (bloomberg)
  • WeFunder leads the equity crowdfunding race one year in. (venturebeat)

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