05/27/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • ‘Top Gun 2’ is an awful idea. (bloomberg)
  • Pizza down on the farm? Yes, please. (atlasobscura)
  • It’s mainly big companies that buy green power. (wsj)
  • Human beings are a future looking species. (nytimes)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is not a tech company. (aboveavalon)
  • OPEC and Russia Fave Failed to Fix the Epic Oil Glut (cnn)
  • Can the Statue of Liberty be saved from rising sea levels? (bloomberg)
  • In Germany offshore wind is price competitive with nuclear power. (thinkprogress)
  • An up-close look at Antarctica’s rapidly changing environment. (nytimes)
  • What happens to sea levels if the West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapses? (discovermagazine)
  • China’s Xi Has Bitten Off More Than He Can Chew (project-syndicate)
  • Your data is far more exposed than you think. (wsj)
  • Fox News’s Dominance of Cable News Looks Increasingly Tenuous (economist)
  • "Few parts of the U.S. are as exposed to the threats from climate change as Ocean County, New Jersey." (bloomberg)
  • On the Mac which is better: Safari or Chrome? (daringfireball)
  • How life, as we know it, came to be on Earth: successive energy expansions. (theatlantic)
  • Forecasts of solar installations have been horribly wrong. (visualcapitalist)
  • An illuminating look at some ways to store renewable energy for later. (wsj)
  • A Budget With Math Errors & Fraction of a Wall (fivethirtyeight)
  • We’re all self-delusional this only question is how much. (theverge)
  • In praise of nutrient-dense foods. (heleo)
  • Labels Matter: What to Call the Stock Rally (bloomberg)
  • Switzerland has voted to phase out nuclear power. (qz)
  • Bitcoin’s Price Surge: Are Governments Behind It? (fortune)
  • Placebos work even when patients know they are placebos. (theguardian)
  • Do doctors get worse as they get older? (hbr)
  • What it will take to ‘mainstream’ behavioral economics? (voxeu)
  • On the safety profile of magic mushrooms: pretty safe. (businessinsider)
  • Why we often jump to worst-case scenarios. (qz)
  • Beware of Central Bankers Bearing Gifts (hedgeye)
  • Where Do You Get Better Deals — Costco or Amazon? (marketwatch)
  • How to protect your smartphone from accidental damage. (nytimes)
  • Want to Make Money? Buy the Things Investors Hate (forbes)
  • The Disappointing U.S. Economy Keeps Coming Up Short (cnbc)
  • The Secret Purposes Behind New Amazon Bookstores (yahoo)
  • You should feel good about eating American fish. (bloomberg)
  • The great London property squeeze. (theguardian)
  • In California, nut theft is a big problem. (outsideonline)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is now publishing bestseller and most-read book lists. (techcrunch)
  • Sex killed the love song. (theguardian)
  • Battery production is helping gird the sale of solar panels (ft)
  • Mountain biking has become an engine for economic revitalization. (outsideonline)
  • Does the US Stock Market Have a Case of Bad Breadth? (valuewalk)
  • The US is once again awash in milk. (wsj)
  • Is optimism a skill that can be learned? (bigthink)
  • There aren’t enough slaughterhouses to support the farm-to-table movement. (bloomberg)
  • Humans have unwittingly created a protective shield around the Earth. (theatlantic)
  • Yoplait once owned the yogurt category. What happened next? (fortune)
  • The Chicago Cubs’ new clubhouse has a unique shape to encourage interaction. (wsj)
  • How charger company Anker is taking on Apple ($AAPL) and Samsung. (theverge)
  • Wall St. Laughed at Bitcoin. After 400% Surge, Laughter Fades (marketwatch)
  • Electric cars are set for their ‘Model T moment.’ (visualcapitalist)
  • Prepare to pay more for olive oil. (ft)
  • J. Crew missed the retail revolution. (wsj)
  • How to not raise a spoiled child. (townandcountrymag)
  • Major World Economies to Come up $400 Trillion Short on Retirement (bloomberg)
  • The rise and fall of khaki. (racked)
  • The upside of worrying: vigilance. (qz)
  • College freshmen are less religious than ever. (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • Home batteries are not economic yet. (wsj)
  • 5 secrets of consistent exercisers. (wsj)
  • Finally the FDA is planning to eliminate the use of trans fats in food. (thedailybeast)
  • Students in elite colleges need to learn to take care of themselves. (qz)
  • Now Subaru is thinking about going electric. (bloomberg)
  • A dozen lessons learned about money and investing from Kendrick Lamar. (25iq)
  • Expecting a Big Economic Bump? It’s Looking Less Likely (nytimes)
  • 8 open questions about baseball including the continued interest in the shift. (fivethirtyeight)

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