07/06/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Cities Looking to ‘Green Banks’ to Help Fund Sustainable Infrastructure (Citiscope)
  • It’s Going to Be a Bumpy Flight (Big Think)
  • The Inflation Target Trap of Central Bankers (project-syndicate)
  • Autonomous Future as Work From Home Continues to Grow (city-journal)
  • More Americans Say Immigrants Help Rather Than Hurt Economy (gallup)
  • Throwing Too Hard Is Killing Baseball’s Best Pitchers (wsj)
  • The best simple business models. (collaborativefund)
  • The backlash against sexual harassment in Silicon Valley is growing. (nytimes)
  • Stocks Still Don’t Look Very Expensive (realclearmarkets)
  • Yield, Hungry. Feed Me Seymour. (blogspot)
  • How to pick a co-founder. (blog.angel.co)
  • Grain prices are finally perking up. (seeitmarket)
  • A Bill To Attack Carried Interest Carries No Water (investors)
  • How quickly should you respond to an e-mail? (marginalrevolution)
  • Try it before you buy it is a big, new retail trend. (nytimes)
  • QVC+HSN=??? (variety)
  • How to Survive the Retail Crisis: A Master Class from T.J. Maxx (wsj)
  • Replies to Questions Not Being Asked Enough (alhambrapartners)
  • Renewables are at a Tipping Point (CSR)
  • US Corporate Finance: Show Me the Money (yardeni)
  • How can venture capital fix its sexual harassment problem? (fortune)
  • The Death of Gas-Powered Cars Is Greatly Exaggerated (cnn)
  • Stock market strategists are getting more bullish. (marketwatch)
  • Why Government Should Give People Free Money (facebook)
  • Unaddressed Low Wages & Inequality Will Only Make Things Worse (nytimes)
  • 2&20 is no more for smaller hedge funds. (wsj)
  • Where hedge funds shouldn’t locate. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Commodities look cheap relative to equities on a historical basis. (visualcapitalist)
  • The unicorn class of 2017, to-date. (pitchbook)
  • The ADP private employment report for June showed modest growth. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Helping Investors Understand the Importance of ESG (Forbes)
  • The world is changing at more rapidly than we can take in. (bloomberg)
  • Are you checking your portfolio too often? (mastersinvest)
  • Why would a VC pull a term sheet? (medium)
  • There Is Nothing More Expensive Than a Low-Wage Employee (realclearmarkets)
  • The EU/Japan Agreement Sends a Strong Signal to the World (realclearmarkets)
  • Californians Need More Representation, Not More Taxation (reason)
  • On the dangers of chasing growth. (m.signalvnoise)
  • A talk with Chris Douvous at Venture Investment Associates on the VC landscape. (capitalallocatorspodcast)
  • The Bull Market Keeps on Running (realclear)
  • Some value investors just don’t see the value in technology stocks. (nytimes)
  • Exxon’s Supports Carbon Tax and a Negotiated Surrender (Vox)
  • Baby Boomers Aren’t Financially Prepared for Retirement (marketwatch)
  • A Millennial Visits Kmart for First Time, Is Horrified (thestreet)
  • High ESG Performance Translates Into High Financial Performance (Forbes)
  • Price-Cutting Private Jet Shaking Up the Aircraft Market (usatoday)
  • What on Earth Is Wrong With Connecticut? (theatlantic)
  • Male and female entrepreneurs get asked different questions by VCs. (hbr)
  • Fed’s Concerned the Stock Market Is Being Irrational (nypost)
  • "The American auto industry is not in a good way." (crossingwallstreet)
  • How Do We Drain Swamp Without Knowing All the Agencies? (forbes)
  • Minimally Convincing (econlib)
  • Value Investing Is Ready to Stage a Comeback (barrons)
  • It’s hard to dispute that indexing isn’t distorting the stock market. (bloomberg)
  • Swiss Re is moving its entire $130bn investment portfolio to new, ethically-based benchmark indices. (ft)
  • Why Good Companies Aren’t Always Good Stocks (marketwatch)
  • Investing With ‘Green’ Ratings? It’s a Gray Area (NYT/Reuters)
  • Oldest Market Signal of All Sends a Fresh ‘Buy’ Signal (marketwatch)
  • Measuring how you spend your time is informative…and disconcerting. (nytimes)
  • 10 Attractively Valued Stocks With Competitive Edge (forbes)
  • The Motorcycle Industry Is Dying (bloomberg)
  • Brexit: Vote Leave chief who created £350m NHS claim on bus admits leaving EU could be "an error" (independent.co.uk)
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Increasing Employee Productivity by 30 percent (Greenbiz)
  • Wireless Will Create a Much Better World Absent Government (the-american-interest)
  • What if the Major Causes of Poverty Are Bad Decisions? (nationalreview)
  • New Dow Theory Signal: What Does It Mean for Stocks? (ciovaccocapital)
  • Why isn’t gold doing better? (marketanthropology)
  • How to plan if you are bad at planning. (hbr)
  •  America’s Top Bond Manager Never Falls in Love (bloomberg)
  • More female entrepreneurs have come forward to talk about inappropriate behavior by male VCs. (nytimes)
  • The electric car revolution is rapidly accelerating. (bloomberg)
  • The Fed Follows Script That Doesn’t Play Into Its Worldview (bloomberg)
  • A profile of John Zimmer CEO of Lyft. (nytimes)
  • We get the most of of investing when it is hard. (mullooly)
  • "There is no way back": China seeks to move away from coal as leaders embrace the science of climate change (seattletimes)
  • http://www.ussif.org/esg (ussif)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are still tracking at low levels. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Five questions every startup needs to be able to answer. (tomtunguz)
  • Airbnb works for short-term rentals. What about leases and subleases? That is where Flip comes in. (avc)

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