07/23/17 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Technology is accelerating the rise (and fall) of companies. (recode)
  • The 105 Best Movies on Netflix Right Now: July 2017 (dailydot)
  • Can the the tech giants be stopped? (wsj)
  • Authors are increasingly adopting gender-neutral names. (wsj)
  • Inside the American Ultimate Disc League the country’s premier professional Ultimate Frisbee organization. (melmagazine)
  • "MLPs exist because of the tax code." (sl-advisors)
  • The truth about recycling is pretty complicated. (newscientist)
  • Scaramucci Has a Showman’s Knack for Self-Promotion (nytimes)
  • Google Glass 2.0 is here and it doesn’t suck. (wired)
  • Router companies are trying to sell you security-focused subscriptions. (theverge)
  • The case for Costco ($COST) stock in here. (barrons)
  • Swimming has joined the analytics revolution. (wsj)
  • Companies like Kroger ($KR) are issuing debt to shore up underfunded pension plans. (barrons)
  • Early dogs were hypersocial wolves. (newscientist)
  • What Is the iPhone? 10 Years In, Its Creators and Chroniclers Explain (motherboard.vice)
  • Do you live in a taco town or a burrito city? (priceonomics)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • How Artsy finally convinced galleries to sell art online (theverge)
  • Mark Rzepczynski, "There is a trade-off between the benefits from scale through risk management, research, execution, and business cost savings against the costs of liquidity management. There will be a point where the added net return from scale is outweighed by the performance drag from liquidity shortages." (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • Some good advice for Snap ($SNAP): don’t do what Twitter ($TWTR) did. (vanityfair)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • The Charts Turn Friendly to the Treasury Market Bulls (bloomberg)
  • Fog lights are going by the wayside in new cars. (nytimes)
  • Craft brewers are increasingly coming around the idea of having their own (local) facility. (nytimes)
  • The five coolest outdoor music venues. (pastemagazine)
  • How absentee (foreign) owners wreck neighborhoods. (nytimes)
  • Do Financial Advisers Want to Rip Off Small Investors? (theintercept)
  • California is awash is solar energy. (ft)
  • Should you feed your kid probiotics? (nautil.us)
  • Inside Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Plan to Revolutionize Entertainment on Mobile Screens (variety)
  • What does a $426 flight across the Atlantic get you these days? (nytimes)
  • Every major US stock index is breaking out. (jlfmi.tumblr)
  • How ‘pressure’ could help relieve anxiety. (qz)
  • Hollywood is listening to podcast for new script ideas. (wired)
  • Paperwork matters: why some student loans may get wiped out by courts. (nytimes)
  • Why aren’t students showing up for college? (npr)
  • China is spending big time to become a soccer power. (bloomberg)
  • Entrepreneurs Have Long Been Proving Prominent Experts Wrong (fee)
  • Private school is off the table for middle class Americans. (bloomberg)
  • More food company consolidation as McCormick & Co. buys French’s mustard and Frank’s RedHot sauce, among other brands. (fortune)
  • Do probiotics do anything for healthy people? (scientificamerican)
  • Meal kit customers quit because of price. (businessinsider)
  • Don’t Tinker With NAFTA, Get To Work on Fixing It (nytimes)
  • People don’t work out even if you pay them. (blogs.wsj)
  • The rich are different than the rest of us and it has nothing to do with money. (medium)
  • Why Starbucks ($SBUX) is pushing cold brew. (qz)
  • Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea is a growing problem worldwide. (pastemagazine)
  • What does it mean to be a center in today’s NBA? (sbnation)
  • Spend less time watching the markets. (humbledollar)
  • Mainline churches in America are emptying out. (vox)
  • Do not force quit iOS apps. (daringfireball)
  • What Amazon’s ($AMZN) new meal kits look like. (businessinsider)
  • What CEOs had to say about the economy this week. (avondaleam)
  • While Russian Stocks Look Cheap, That’s Not Whole Picture (marketwatch)
  • Two tips to deal with picky eaters. (artofmanliness)
  • Why you should read every day. (medium)
  • Chipotle’s Troubles Show Markets, Not Governments, Keep Us Safe (investors)
  • Many have tried, all have failed. Can anybody take down Bloomberg LP? (institutionalinvestor)
  • What its like when a professional phisher comes after you. (wired)
  • Why kids need to be exposed to MORE germs, not fewer. (npr)
  • The history of mayonnaise. (bloomberg)
  • Why Wise People Have Dedicated Retirement Accounts (usatoday)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is blogging about its AI work. (theverge)
  • Automakers are lining up to get involved in Formula E. (finance.yahoo)
  • Random Market Thoughts As Mid-Summer Weekend Arrives (bloomberg)
  • On the myth of drug expiration dates. (propublica)
  • The peloton is a big petri dish full of germs. (wsj)
  • Why would you buy a minivan other than the Honda Odyssey? (businessinsider)
  • Rising auto fatality rates are likely a function of distracted, i.e. texting, driving. (ft)
  • Lyft is going to develop its own autonomous driving technology. (axios)
  • On the benefits of shortening your eating window during the day. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Hotels are making late cancellations more difficult and expensive. (nytimes)
  • America is running low on bacon. (wsj)
  • Dogs just love us humans. (theverge)
  • Quality matters when in investing in microcaps. (factorinvestor)
  • Big, Economy-Enhancing Ideas from Laffer and Forbes (realclearmarkets)
  • Can an app help treat depression? (wsj)
  • As professions go, financial planning, is still in its nascent stages. (kitces)
  • Ending DREAMER Immigration Would Harm the U.S. Economy (fortune)
  • The developing world is catching up to the developed world. (ft)
  • Surgery is one heck of a placebo. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Why there is cheese freaking everywhere. (bloomberg)
  • Not everyone from Harvard ends up a "somebody." (financialsamurai)
  • Retirement Tips for Millennials Care of Vanguard’s 401(k) Report (investors)
  • Supreme Court’s Junior Justice Has to Run the Cafeteria. Don’t Eat There (wsj)
  • Upside wants you to book your air travel and hotel at the same time. (wsj)
  • The secret history of the banking crisis: Accounts leave out the story of the secretive deals between banks that kept the show on the road. (prospectmagazine.co.uk)
  • The second generation eero is still good but it is competing in a crowded field. (businessinsider)
  • Video games can help kids deal with ADHD and anxiety. (wsj)
  • Single-family homes are increasingly owned by corporations who rent them out. (wsj)
  •  What’s It Really Like To Work In A Prison Goat Milk Farm? We Asked Inmates (npr)
  • Why you should never eat food on a plane. (bloomberg)
  • Kids need time to "goof off" in-between periods of learning. (theatlantic)
  • Autonomous vehicles will kill the short-haul flight. (techcrunch)

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