07/08/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Why we are biased against ‘leisure first.’ (hbr)
  • How Spammers, Superstars, and Tech Giants Gamed the Music Industry (vulture)
  • What would an Apple ($AAPL) car look like? (hbr)
  • Some Fitbit ($FIT) data on how much sleep we actually get. (blog.fitbit)
  • Jesse Thorn talks with a series of master interviewers. In this episode Marc Maron of WTF fame. (maximumfun)
  • How the NLRB Could Stifle Worker Training Opportunities (washingtonexaminer)
  • "Private equity firms are constantly marketing new funds." (awealthofcommonsense)
  • How to raise ‘brilliant kids’ in the information age. (npr)
  • Wal-Mart ($WMT) continues to upgrade its food offerings. (bloomberg)
  • Digital monopolies: why Tesla ($TSLA) is worth more than GM ($GM). (technologyreview)
  • Good luck getting rural youth to move back after they have gone to college. (wsj)
  • Priobiotics are freakin’ everywhere these days. (wsj)
  • The world can always use another good podcast. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Americans don’t know how to order steak. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Hopkinsville, Illinois is the epicenter of this Summer’s total solar eclipse. (mentalfloss)
  • Just like in those sci-fi movies, we won’t have to have sex to procreate. (qz)
  • Is ketchup on your hot dog acceptable? (wired)
  • Why The CEO-Pay-Gap Rule Is Worse Than Useless (investors)
  • Why the US economy may have more room to run. (nytimes)
  • Tesla’s Bad Week Gets Worse as Musk’s Credibility Takes a Hit (marketwatch)
  • It Makes No Sense to Vilify the Kochs While Venerating FDR (fee)
  • Brett McKay talks with Ann Demarais about her book "First Impressions: What You Don’t Know About How Others See You." (artofmanliness)
  • Personalized cancer vaccines could be very effective in combating melanoma. (statnews)
  • Marc Maron talks with Jenji Kohn about her career and the new Netflix ($NFLX) series ‘GLOW.’ (wtfpod)
  • Jon Boorman: Things I’ve learned over the last 30 years (broadswordcapital)
  • Why two major fund companies are moving to a "single fee" management structure in their TDFs. (investmentnews)
  • Don’t Expect Health Coverage If You Survive a Gunshot Wound (bloomberg)
  • Income: An Important Source of Growth and Stability (pimco)
  • Shane Parrish talks with Canadian Minister of Transport about the future of transportation. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Adrian Wojnarowski will make ESPN an even bigger hype machine. (slate)
  • The June NFP showed strong jobs growth. (calculatedriskblog)
  • What is private equity going to do with all that dry powder? (bloomberg)
  • A critical behavioral economics reading list (jasoncollins)
  •  The New Nation-States (newrepublic)
  • The strong case for the $40,000 EV Chevy Bolt. (barrons)
  • An oral history of the movie Meatballs. (vanityfair)
  • American wheat plantings are at a historical low. (qz)
  • What on Earth Is Wrong With Connecticut? (theatlantic)
  • Four ways to increase motivation. (bakadesuyo)
  • In today’s dating scene: who pays on a first date? (wsj)
  • A customer’s observations of changes to the Blue Apron ($APRN) product post-IPO. (fortune)
  • ‘Baby Driver’ shows the magic (and danger) of earbuds. (theatlantic)
  • EV are expected to last a lot longer than traditional vehicles. (shift.newco.co)
  • Volvo is going all electric (and hybrid) by 2019. (wsj)
  • The 50 greatest U2 songs ranked. (rollingstone)
  • "The S&P 500 hasn’t had a 5% dip since the post-Brexit vote drop…" (wsj)
  • Blackstone ($BX) is buying a stake in PE firm Leonard Green. (bloomberg)
  • Who Wants to Be Millionaire? Some Dismiss Notion (spectator)
  • Bannon Floated Rich Tax Hike, Laughs Ensued (thedailybeast)
  • Still don’t understand the whole blockchain, Bitcoin, protocol thing? A good explainer. (hackernoon)
  • A Big Reason Why Your Active Fund Is Underperforming (marketwatch)
  • Illinois Gets Budget, Without Addressing Its Fiscal Dysfunction (city-journal)
  • How a pair of socks can change your perspective. (medium)
  • Mobile carriers are a weak link in the security chain. (carpeaqua)
  • Is the Bond Rout Over? You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet (bloomberg)
  • ICOs are the new IPOs. (wsj)
  • There is a bit of an electric car backlash at the state level. (cnbc)
  • What Mark Zuckerberg Gets Wrong About Universal Basic Income (newrepublic)
  • The Failed Policies of the Federal Reserve (realclear)
  • America’s future is Texas (newyorker)
  • A Fed Without Power Assaults All Conventional Sense (realclearmarkets)
  • Southern rock now crosses a bunch of barriers. (wsj)
  • Why the Robot Takeover of the Economy Is Proceeding Slowly (bloomberg)
  • Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana is slipping into the sea. (bloomberg)
  • The U.S. Job Market May Have Room to Run After All (nytimes)
  • New avenues are emerging to combat asthma. (theatlantic)
  • One downside of wind power: high heat makes turbines less efficient. (bloomberg)
  • America’s tastes are changing. Old brands are getting left by the wayside. (wsj)
  • Our human ancestors left Africa much earlier than previously thought. (nytimes)
  • Nine important lessons learned at B-school. (businessinsider)
  • Do we need title sequences any more in the age of streaming TV? (theverge)
  • Meb Faber talks with William Bernstein about how he came to investing from medicine. (mebfaber)
  • Blue Cities Want to Make Their Own Rules. Red States Won’t Let Them. (nytimes)
  • The top ten US beers as voted by beer enthusiasts. (businessinsider)
  • When your plane is on fire, get the heck out! (qz)
  • The music industry according to producer Jimmy Iovine (ft)
  • Ten lower alcohol beers you can drink all day. (bloomberg)
  • Shortages of pretty basic medicines are complicating treatments. (wsj)
  • On the benefits of being a ‘night owl.’ (medium)
  • Investors Fight Strange Winds (bloomberg)
  • Teaching kids ‘why’ is more valuable than teaching them ‘what.’ (qz)
  • Want to Help Working Class? Pay EITC Differently (brookings)
  • Who’s Afraid of Sinclair Broadcast Group? John Oliver (nationalreview)
  • The Federal Reserve Shouldn’t Be Fighting Last War (bloomberg)
  • Why Good Companies Don’t Always Make Good Stocks (contrarianedge)
  • Seven questions to ask for better conversations. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Are target date fund managers doing it all wrong? (beta.morningstar)
  • Dan Harris talks with Gary Vaynerchuk about the mainstreaming of meditation. (itunes.apple)
  • A Q&A with Valad Tenev co-founder of Robinhood. (businessinsider)
  • The Bear Market in Commodities: Canary in the Coal Mine? (hedgeye)
  • How Millennials Are Building Better 401(k)s Than Near Retirees (investors)
  • Why focusing on the future is counterproductive for kids. (qz)
  • Want to be an entrepreneur? Get a Stanford MBA. (ft)
  • Canada has become a hothouse tomato powerhouse. (business.financialpost)
  • Having an Affair Is Going Out of Style (bloomberg)
  • The spillover effects of self-control. (qz)
  • Living the high life: Celebrating the architects coming up with creative solutions for our overcrowded cities&#xA0 (1843magazine)
  • Sharing your struggles can help inspire others. (m.signalvnoise)
  • The end of economics (lareviewofbooks)
  • The Shure SE535s are among the best headphones you can spend money on. (theverge)
  • Sell In July Before It Gets Ugly May Be the Right Decision (realclearmarkets)
  • Why showering at night makes more sense. (wsj)
  • First impressions count: A judgment of competence is made in a tenth of a second. Thus political decisions are made (aeon.co)
  • The hope for algae-based biofuels is still alive. (businessinsider)
  • Chart Shows How Quickly Amazon Is ‘Eating the Retail World’ (cnbc)
  • Sometimes anxiety and depression are masking other physical conditions. (bigthink)
  • Status of the Consumer Signals Christmas in July! (schwab)
  • Derek Thompson talks with Seth Stephens-Davidowitz author of "Everybody Lies." (heleo)
  • It’s a boom time for corporate recruiters. (bloomberg)
  • Stop watching your shows in bed. (marketwatch)
  • How much will rising temperatures reduce economic growth? (science.sciencemag)
  • Looking at introversion on a four-part scale. (bigthink)
  • "Private equity firms looking to buy are finding it difficult to acquire assets at fair prices." (institutionalinvestor)
  • Michael Covel talks with Steve Burns of NewTraderU. (trendfollowingradio)
  • Why You Should Sell Tesla On Week’s $9,000,000,000 Plunge (forbes)
  • Risk, Not Redistribution, Motivates America’s New Socialists (libertylawsite)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is now developing its own line of wines. (recode)
  • How music moves us emotionally. (qz)
  • 7 Suitors: Here’s How the Whole Foods Deal Went Down (businessinsider)
  • On the parallels between day traders and sports bettors. (institutionalinvestor)
  • A dozen things learned on startups from Hunter Walk. (25iq)
  • Fed: When You Keep Falling Short of Your Mission (strategy-business)
  • The elites are abandoning voice and e-mail for secure texting apps. (nytimes)
  • 4 Reasons US Arms Sales Could Hit All-Time High This Year (thefiscaltimes)
  • The best TV shows of 2017 (so far), ranked. (businessinsider)
  • Designers should always ask: does it help? (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks Chris Anderson about technology, the ‘long tail,’ and drones. (ritholtz)
  • Why aren’t wages picking up? (bloomberg)
  • The 125 most important finance people you have to follow on Twitter. (businessinsider)
  • Lessons learned from twenty years in the money management business. (principlesandinterest.wordpress)
  • The Fed’s Two Mistakes (themoneyillusion)
  • The United States Is Struggling with Economic Rot (bloomberg)
  • This common drug, metformin, could be the key to anti-aging. (wired)
  • Celebrating Our Independence..from Export-Import Bank (reason)
  • Buildings and homes are increasingly getting built in a factory and ‘snapped together.’ (wsj)
  • Warren Buffett recent sat down for an interview with Judy Woodruff of PBS. (marketfolly)
  • “Meatballs”: An oral history (vanityfair)
  • Little Things Color an Investor’s Outlook (wsj)
  • The Opioid Crisis Is Draining America of Its Workers (cnn)
  • These Are the 10 Best Places to Work (time)
  • What the world needs now is a cheap, efficient battery. (motherboard.vice)
  • Jordan Harbinger talks with Brian Bushwood of Brian Bushwood of Scam School. (theartofcharm)
  • You’re not as smart as you think you are. (heleo)
  • There’s Still One Giant Problem With the U.S. Jobs Picture (cnbc)
  • Some tools for breaking your social media habit(s). (petercook.blog)
  • Ten lessons learned from a year of podcasting. (investorfieldguide)
  • Just don’t call it "climate change" (businessinsider)
  • Global Bear Market Checklist (wordpress)
  • Slow Job Growth Shows It’s Time for a Reform Push (nypost)
  • WTF is in your hot dog? (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • THIS is the best way to add yield to your portfolio. (mebfaber)

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