07/29/16 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How iPhones and Uber Cut the Red Tape and Expanded the Economy (thefiscaltimes)
  • Crony capitalists: Why Home Solar Panels No Longer Pay in Some States (nytimes)
  •  Amazon’s Profits Grow More Than 800 Percent, Lifted by Cloud Services (nytimes)
  • Dan Harris talks with Dan Ryckert author of "Anxiety as an Ally: How I Turned a Worried Mind into My Best Friend." (youtube)
  • A Deep Dive on Contingency Plans (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • Greggy – EM stocks have merely bounced so far, don’t get all fired up about it yet (Dragonfly)
  • If Apple paid taxes on its offshore cash, it could wipe out 2/3rds of the education budget (MarketWatch)
  • An unprecedented collapse in S&P 500 volatility – a sub-1% trading range for 11 days! (Price Action Lab)
  • A major Alzheimer’s breakthrough in a late stage drug trial (New Scientist)
  • Relax about robots but worry over climate change (ft)
  • Alphabet too (Tech Trader)
  • Samantha Bee says her show isn’t influential. Don’t believe her. (washingtonpost)
  • Laurence Ball on why the Fed made a mistake not bailing out Lehman. (bloomberg)
  • Podcasting has an ad-skipping problem. (wsj)
  • Stiglitz Calls Apple’s Profit Reporting in Ireland ‘a Fraud’ (Bloomberg)
  • Google Profits Surge on Strong Ad Demand (wsj)
  • Michael Covel talks with Laura Roeder about the challenge of using social media for business. (trendfollowing)
  •  Fooled by Conviction (us.spindices)
  • Brian Koppleman talks with Mike Birbiglia, comedian and director of "Don’t Think Twice." (slate)
  • Sure, Taylor Swift deserves protection from trolls. But don’t we all? (theguardian)
  • Neil Cybart on how the expectations game is played on Wall Street especially in regards to Apple ($AAPL). (aboveavalon)
  • The Andreessen Horowitz crowd talks about the implications and lessons fom the rise of Pokemon Go. (a16z)
  • Who Was the Richest Person Who Ever Lived? (barrons)
  • Apple TV isn’t taking off because the TV people don’t like dealing with them (Wall Street Journal)
  • Amazon crushes its earnings report (Tech Trader)
  • The Year’s Best Astronomy Photos Will Take You to Another Dimension (gizmodo)
  • IMF admits disastrous love affair with the euro and apologises for the immolation of Greece (Telegraph)
  • A talk with Antonio Garcia-Martinez author of "Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley." (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • Consuelo Mack talks with Spencer Jakab and Jonathan Clements. (wealthtrack)
  • Gary Vaynerchuk is sick of all the fake startup guys (and girls). (recode)
  • Russ Roberts talks with Angela Duckworth author of "Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance." (econtalk)
  • The BoJ’s anticipated stimulus plan is a bust, the yen is ripping (Business Insider)

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