07/28/17 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The quitting economy: When employees are treated as short-term assets, they reinvent themselves as marketable goods, always ready to quit (aeon.co)
  • 2017 Q2 GDP came in at 2.6%. (capitalspectator)
  • Why you’re being invited to fewer weddings. (bloomberg)
  • Meet a new breed of prosecutor (csmonitor)
  • Who’s to Blame for Gentrification of New York City? (newrepublic)
  • A list of investment-related items everyone should read as soon as they come out. (bpsandpieces)
  • An entertaining talk with Jeff Garlin. (bigthink)
  • You’ll Lag the Stock Market If You Keep Firing Your Adviser (usatoday)
  • Breaking down growth in the Canadian economy. (bloomberg)
  •  Microsoft’s Monopoly Hangover (stratechery)
  • 2 Speed Bumps Slowing the Bull Market (barrons)
  • The worst calendar year for bonds is a bad day for stocks (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Will ‘Great Moderation’ Morph into ‘Perfect Storm’? (hedgeye)
  • Brett McKay talks with Anthony Arvanitakis about his new book, "How to Never Skip Your Workout Again." (artofmanliness)
  • Spain’s economy is growing again. (nytimes)
  • If Janet Yellen Is Worried, Maybe You Should Be Too (nypost)
  • Peter Kafka talks with Nick Quah about the business of podcasting. (recode)
  • Will Your Retirement Be at Center of Next Financial Crisis? (forbes)
  • For True Tax Reform, Scale Back Mortgage Interest Deduction (economics21)
  • California’s Prosperous Economy: The Seen, Unseen (spectator)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Jesse Eisinger author of "The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives." (ritholtz)
  • Cities are increasingly non-diversified when it comes to jobs. (bloomberg)
  • Democrats’ ‘Better Deal’ Amounts to More of the Same (city-journal)
  • United Airlines: A Much-Hyped Boycott That Wasn’t (nytimes)
  • Noah Kagan talks with Sam Dogen of Financial Samurai. (okdork)
  • Goldman Sachs ($GS) wants to lend against your Fidelity portfolio. (wsj)
  • 5 Reasons Foreign Stocks Will Keep Outperforming (knowledgeleaderscapital)
  • A Menacing Pattern Has Revealed Itself In the Stock Market (marketwatch)
  • The fiscal situation in Illinois (and Cook County) is scary. (wirepoints)
  • Malcolm Gladwell: I’m Not a Risk-Taker, But Here’s Why You Should Be (cnbc)
  • The primal reason you love watching nature documentaries (qz)
  • A bunch of myths about the current bull market. (fortunefinancialadvisors)
  • An Excessive Calm Has Permeated the Stock Market (thefiscaltimes)
  • Rolls Unveils Its Grandest Car Yet (bloomberg)
  • Why exactly do we wear shoes? (freakonomics)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks quant finance with Wes Gray of Alpha Architect. (investorfieldguide)
  • Foxconned (theatlantic)
  • Why the limited liability company is a staple of the modern economy. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your 401(k) (fee)
  • Saudi Aramco’s IPO: Twilight in Desert? (silverlightinvest)
  • Sell big tech, buy big biotech. (businessinsider)
  • Meb Faber talks with Gary Beasley and Gregor Watson of real estate-startup Roofstock. (mebfaber)
  • Why due diligence of global macro managers is especially tough. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • Freakonomics looks at the index fund revolution. (freakonomics)
  • Make Summer Easy With Five Simple Grilling Recipes From Top Chefs (bloomberg)
  • Bigger Is Rarely Better in Money Management (bloomberg)
  • To ‘Win’ Foxconn, Wisconsin Pays $250,000 Per Job (realclearmarkets)
  • Just because a fund tracks an index doesn’t mean it is cheap. (ft)
  • A Smart Beta for Sustainable Growth (researchaffiliates)
  • Where Friedman Was Wrong (promarket)
  • $1 Million or $5,000 a Month: Which Would You Choose? (marketwatch)
  • Family offices are increasingly "going direct" and bypassing PE funds. (institutionalinvestor)
  • When You Think It Can’t Get Worse, Markets Grow More Absurd (mauldineconomics)
  • Remember when ‘A thousand songs in your pocket’ was a thing? On the end of the iPod. (wired)
  • The Algorithm That Makes Preschoolers Obsessed With YouTube (theatlantic)
  • A Lost Decade, and Good Prospects for Another One (realclearmarkets)
  • Apple ($AAPL) Glasses are inevitable. (aboveavalon)
  • What to do if your fund changes managers. (beta.morningstar)
  • The best books to read about financial history. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Sam Harris talks with Geoffrey West author of "Scale:The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies." (soundcloud)
  • Brian Koppelman talks with Bomani Jones of ESPN. (slate)
  • Gundlach Buying Puts & Gold (reuters)
  • Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway talk with David Schawel about putting money to work in an overvalued bond market. (bloomberg)
  • Michael Covel talks with Jon Gordon author of "The Power of Positive Leadership." (trendfollowingradio)
  • James Pethokoukis talks with Brett Swanson about whether the US economy can ever again kick growth into high gear. (ricochet)
  • Married People Have More Sex (flowingdata)
  • Is This a Sign That the Stock Market Has Become Too Hot? (cnn)

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