06/03/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • 1 Percenters Are Also Really Great at Evading Tax (latimes)
  • How Cats Rang Up An 849,751% Return (bloomberg)
  • Just how cheap could on-demand, electric, autonomous vehicles get? (fastcompany)
  • Presidents & Stock Returns: Is Relation Real or Spurious? (researchaffiliates)
  • Anthony Crudele talks with Al Sabogal about the difference between trading for a hedge fund and trading for yourself. (futuresradioshow)
  • We will soon be eating more farmed fish than wild caught. (ft)
  • This New U.S. Jobs Report Is No Friend to the Dollar or the Fed (bloomberg)
  • Technology is making the world more unequal. Only technology can fix this (theguardian)
  • The US flood insurance program is a mess. (e360.yale.edu)
  • America Needs a Twenty-First Century New Deal (cfr)
  • Some worrying signs from the June NFP report. (fivethirtyeight)
  • San Diego would have been a great place to live out the Ice Age. (qz)
  • Why we fidget. (qz)
  • The Whistle-Blower Behind Caterpillar’s Massive Tax Headache Could Make $600 Million (bloomberg)
  • Your conception of risk is likely way off. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Nobel Prize in Economics winner William Sharpe. (bloomberg)
  • How to find a meditation teacher. (themission.co)
  • How to turn a MBA internship into a job. (ft)
  • How major asset classes performed in May 2017. (capitalspectator)
  • The Rise and Fall of Toronto’s Classiest Con Man (thewalrus.ca)
  • Shane Parrish, "‘Mental Models’ is the new ‘it’ girl of the intellectual world." (medium)
  • Business Journalism Fails Spectacularly in Holding the Powerful to Account (promarket)
  • The rural Midwest has an affordable housing problem. (theguardian)
  • Marc Andreessen thinks autonomous vehicles will net-net increase jobs. (recode)
  • Best Energy Companies Didn’t Care Either Way About Paris (forbes)
  • It takes a theory to be a theory. (medium)
  • The latest ‘hot indicator’ is not going to save your trading. (thecrosshairstrader)
  • Coffee is now growing in…California. (nytimes)
  • Crypto token networks explained. (medium)
  • Ted Seides talks with Jeffrey Solomon CEO of Cowen Group ($COWN). (capitalallocatorspodcast)
  • Finding sustainable investment projects is harder that it looks in practice. (bloomberg)
  • How autonomous vehicle technology can be used in public transportation. (nytimes)
  • What the publisher of the future looks like. (stratechery)
  • 7 podcasts that will make you a smarter leaders. (inc)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Brian Greene author of "The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory." (bloomberg)
  • The .01% fish differently than you or me. (wsj)
  • Jupiter is weirder than previously thought. (news.nationalgeographic)
  • A charter plane shortage is brewing because airlines are finding their regular routes so profitable. (bloomberg)
  • MBA programs are getting more specialized. (wsj)
  • Schmucks Like Us (nationalreview)
  • Waiting For A Big Market Pullback? Read This (investors)
  • A Data Scientist Explains Secret to Warren Buffett’s Optimism (cnbc)
  • This Swiss plant sucks CO2 out of the air. (fastcompany)
  • Why it’s hard to keep a secret. (scientificamerican)
  • The IEX may soon be listing companies. (ft)
  • Blue Apron has filed to go public. (techcrunch)
  • 5 lessons from a first year grad student. (statnews)
  • The Fed Will Be Forced To Pause (creditwritedowns)
  • There is a difference between statistics and strategy. (pensionpartners)
  • Unemployment Can’t Go Much Lower, But Don’t Celebrate Yet (qz)
  • End-times for Humanity: More technologically powerful than ever before, yet increasingly fragile. Why? (aeon.co)
  • Is there a link between living in a city and psychosis? (statnews)
  • Dirt has its own microbiome which can affect human health. (qz)
  • How long to travel to Alpha Centauri? (earthsky)
  • In praise of a blockchain bubble. (bloomberg)
  • Why don’t more people major in Computer Science? (danwang.co)
  • The Amazing Arrogance Behind the Paris Climate Agreement (fee)
  • The Paris Deal Would Have Threatened U.S. Prosperity (usatoday)
  • Corporate Bonds Are Key to Understanding Volatility (bloomberg)
  • John Bogle’s 7 tips for investors. (etf)
  • Seven tips on how to be miserable. (kottke)
  • ISM Manufacturing: Settling Into a Steady Expansion (realclear)
  • Surprise: This Is Most Recommended U.S. Stock (It’s Not Apple) (marketwatch)
  • Upper Middle Class Are the Most Dangerous Constituency to Anger: Wealthy enough to have influence, and numerous enough to be a significant voting bloc (bostonreview)
  • In Their Flair for Dramatic, the Chinese Make Things Interesting (realclearmarkets)
  • Robots Were Supposed to Take Our Jobs. So, Where Are They? (theatlantic)
  • Ten Year Futures (ben-evans)
  • Fast casual restaurants are having a rough go. (bloomberg)
  • Cap weighted indices are popular for a very good reason. (beta.morningstar)
  • Maryland looks to curb the overuse of antibiotics in animals. (scientificamerican)
  • Not Just A Ponzi – A Smart Ponzi (ft)
  • How the self-esteem movement took over America. (nymag)
  • Mushrooms are a canary in the coal mine for climate change. (theatlantic)
  • An excerpt from Rick Ankiel’s new memoir "The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch that Changed My Life." (sports.vice)
  • We are in the golden age of dystopian fiction. (newyorker)
  • Jeremy Grantham, "“This is the broadest market of all time . . . That is not the nature of a bubble." (ft)
  • Preparing for the Next Financial Crisis, or Not (realclearmarkets)
  • Why Is The U.S. Trying To Remake The World’s Prisons? (buzzfeed)
  • In defense of stock splits. (trlm)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Dave Chilton author of "The Wealthy Barber." (investorfieldguide)
  • Most of what you read in the newspaper is either wrong or won’t matter in a year. (collaborativefund)
  • “Motivated ignorance” is ruining our political discourse (vox)
  • No that it needed it, but Hawaii is heating up. (theatlantic)
  • Exodus in Puerto Rico Speeding Economic Collapse (bloomberg)
  • Doomed! 25% of American Malls Will Be Gone in 5 Years (cnn)
  • Maps are by definition abstractions. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Hidden Away for 28 Years, Tiananmen Protest Pictures See Light of Day (nytimes)
  • Can a Conde Nast-owned Pitchfork still maintain its indie cred? (poynter)
  • The only things standing in the way of further wind power gains is politics. (nytimes)
  • How the shift toward local currency debt has changed the emerging market bond landscape. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Can science crack the peanut allergy? (ft)
  • The same old performance chase is at work, per always. (thereformedbroker)
  • 7 Trading Rules You Won’t Follow (realinvestmentadvice)
  • The greatest contract ever. (m.signalvnoise)
  • How Myomo went public using new crowdfunding rules. (wsj)
  • Eight great tips for maximizing your barbecue restaurant experience. (bloomberg)
  • Brett McKay talks with Admiral William McRaven about his book "Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life… And Maybe the World." (artofmanliness)
  • The ‘better burger’ space is overcrowded and overpriced. (wsj)
  • The Brains Behind Behavioral Science (behavioralscientist)
  • Stripped of Coal and Ravaged by Drugs, the War on Hillbillies (newrepublic)
  • Almost Half of Americans Die Nearly Broke (usatoday)
  • It’s Time to Abolish the BLS, and Its Worthless Jobless Report (realclearmarkets)
  • How computing has changed 20 years post-Big Blue. (scientificamerican)
  • Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway talk with famed ‘poker brat’ Phil Hellmuth. (bloomberg)
  • How to Invest? Go to the Gym and Watch Your Expenses (merkinvestments)
  • Genetics has a role in IQ. (nymag)
  • Many kids aren’t getting enough Vitamin D. (slate)
  • It’s a Great Time to Be a College Graduate in America (yahoo)
  • Great, now climate change is now wrecking our sleep. (newscientist)
  • How Icelandic Air helped to democratize air travel. (fastcompany)
  • How Amazon ($AMZN) changed the market for warehouse robotics. (bloomberg)
  • The Best Part of Charitable Giving Is Telling Everyone About It (realclearmarkets)
  • In praise of animal protein. (heleo)
  • June Economic Preview (realclear)
  • The (really) big annual Internet Trends report by Mary Meeker is out. (kpcb)
  • How Paul Newman’s Legendary Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Was Found — and Where It’s Going Now (wsj)
  • Jesse Felder talks with Eric Cinnamond “the godfather of small cap absolute return investing.” (thefelderreport)
  • For $499, a Drone for Beginners: DJI’s Spark (nytimes)
  • Rural America is the new ‘inner city.’ (wsj)
  • The unemployment rate is 4.3% but that is the sole highlight from the June NFP. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Why the 52-week high list is important. (allstarcharts)
  • The global super-rich don’t pay taxes like the rest of us. (economist)
  • Autonomous vehicles will change big swaths of the US economy. (qz)
  • Iceland loves Costco ($COST) (qz)
  • How Facebook Can Fight the Hate: The platform has long been an accelerant for extremist thought. Can it also be a deterrent? (bloomberg)
  • This is what the demise of oil looks like. (bloomberg)
  • Michael Covel talks with Eric Barker author of "Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong." (trendfollowingradio)

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