08/19/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • 28 Steven Soderbergh movies ranked. (theringer)
  • 7 Signs the Stock Market Is Ready to Run Into a Wall (marketwatch)
  • The scientific reason why you should drink your whiskey on the rocks. (theverge)
  • Immigration is well below post-war peaks. (medium)
  • US Stock Market: One Place for Good News in Bad News World (thehill)
  • 1 in 9 jobs could ultimately be affected by autonomous vehicles. (blogs.wsj)
  • The 25 best albums of 2017 (so far). (pastemagazine)
  • It’s hard to imagine an American future absent robust immigration. (bloomberg)
  • The case for getting rid of letter grades. (qz)
  • 13 Ways to Strengthen America’s Economy (bloomberg)
  • Each Bitcoin Could Be Worth $619,047 In 10 Years (forbes)
  • How Driscolls became the Apple of the strawberry business. (newyorker)
  • Harry Stebbings talks with Jason Calacanis about his book "Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups–Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000." (thetwentyminutevc)
  • Goldman Sachs ($GS) is not ignoring the cryptocurrency boom. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • New Zealand’s embrace of cattle has come at an environmental cost. (wsj)
  • Cheap Imports No More Harmful Than Free Sunlight (fee)
  • The Breitbart Presidency (politi.co)
  • Why the Chargers move to LA will not end well. (thebiglead)
  • Should 22 year olds take advice from hedge fund millionaires? (radreads.co)
  • On the death of season tickets. (theringer)
  • We are living in the distractable age. (medium)
  • Pitchers really do go through streaks where they are throwing well (and not). (fivethirtyeight)
  • David Beckworth talks economics with Greg Mankiw. (soundcloud)
  • Dividend Cuts: Recessionary Conditions Persist (blogspot)
  • Why you should watch AMC’s "Halt and Catch Fire." (theringer)
  • Meb Faber talks with Simon Black about looking outside traditional venues for investments. (mebfaber)
  • More hope on the peanut allergy front. (theguardian)
  • BMW Ditches Boring with New Shark-Nose Roadster (bloomberg)
  • An increasing number of kids from China are enrolling in US high schools to facilitate admission into elite uS colleges. (buzzfeed)
  • Fundstrat Founder Tom Lee is bullish on Bitcoin. (businessinsider)
  • Buckled Up For Structured Criticality (wordpress)
  • Chart toppers are coming with slower tempos. (rollingstone)
  • Evidence: The U.S. Economy Is Accelerating. Here Are 2 ETFs to Buy (investopedia)
  • Corporate America Delivered Another Big Earnings Season (realclear)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Matt Wallaert about "designing for behavior change." (ritholtz)
  • China’s Plan for World Domination in AI Isn’t So Crazy After All (bloomberg)
  • Why are so many college graduates bad writers? (linkedin)
  • Things Could Get Worse Before They Get Better (realclearmarkets)
  • Audioburst wants to index (and make searchable) the podcasting sphere. (fastcompany)
  • The brain is the next frontier for implantable technologies. (statnews)
  • How Money Problems Can Actually Lead To Physical Pain (forbes)
  • Can the local wine shop compete in the age of Amazon ($AMZN)? (vinepair)
  • WTF is a ‘dividend recap’ and why should we care? (parkergale)
  • There is a difference between solitude and loneliness. (bigthink)
  • Swap US equities for Japanese equities. (themacrotourist)
  • Checking in on the state of the American bee population. (bloomberg)
  • A/B testing is replacing psych labs. (wsj)
  • Starting conditions matter: on the butterfly effect. (farnamstreetblog)
  • The internal combustion engine is not dead yet. (nytimes)
  • Open a Coinbase account and trade $100 in cryptocurrencies and get $10 in Bitcoin free. (coinbase)
  • What companies are worst for consumer security? (blog.dashlane)
  • Lessons from being on the Inc. 500 list for the past five years. (adventur.es)
  • How to shoot a bow and arrow. (artofmanliness)
  • The many challenges of raising a bilingual child. (qz)
  • Investment Implications of Crude Oil (knowledgeleaderscapital)
  • Need to pay for college? Play video game on Twitch. (theverge)
  • AI, by taking away drudgery, will make us more human. (qz)
  • Does MLB need to redesign the actual bases? (espn)
  • Integrating Yahoo and AOL is going to be a thankless tak. (vanityfair)
  • Chicago is enhancing its status as the hub for food companies. (wsj)
  • Teeth whitening is confusing. (npr)
  • Michael Covel talks with Mihir Desai author of "The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return." (trendfollowingradio)
  • Brett McKay talks with Greg McKeown about his book "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less." (artofmanliness)
  • The battle over Confederate statues, explained (vox)
  • Airlines are looking to up their business class game. (wsj)
  • We are not bumping up against any natural limits on human performance. (nautil.us)
  • There is little evidence that robots will take away our jobs. (wired)
  • Vaccines prevent the over-use of antibiotics. (fivethirtyeight)
  • A look back at Glassman and Hackett’s "Dow 36,000" 18 years later. (beta.morningstar)
  • Russ Roberts talks with Nassim Nicholas Taleb about his forthcoming book "Skin in the Game." (econtalk)
  • One Measure Says Stocks Are Most Expensive Since 2003 (cnbc)
  • How to Spot the Lie Behind Sen. Warren’s Econ Statistics (forbes)
  • In San Fran, a 2:15 Wakeup for a 7 Work Arrival (nytimes)
  • World’s Biggest Pension Fund Wants to Stop Index Trackers Eating the Economy (wsj)
  • Don’t start your day with an (negative) news hit. (heleo)
  • Insurance Rate Hikes Are the Inevitable Result of Obamacare (investors)
  • Thoughts on Why California Can’t Fix Housing Problem (spectator)
  • Craft beer is, by and large, a sustainable drink. (nexusmedianews)
  • The World Microsoft ($MSFT) Office Games are a real thing. (theverge)
  • This time is different. Why a third quant crisis is not imminent. (institutionalinvestorsalpha)
  • How modern life equals painful knees. (arstechnica)
  • There are not enough patients to go around for all the cancer trials going on. (nytimes)
  • James Clear talks with Jay Papasan about why you need habits not goals. (heleo)
  • The behavioral economics paradox (stumblingandmumbling.typepad)
  • This environment-friendly process could soon displace cremation. (wired.co.uk)
  • Can managed futures be a substitute for corporate bonds? (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • How a couple of data centers boosted the small town of Prineville, Oregon. (outsideonline)
  • Airlines are trying to distract you from shrinking seat sizes. (bloomberg)
  • Nokoona is the last American manufacturer of gloves. (bloomberg)
  • Weak Inflation = Economy Is Worse Than It Looks? (thefiscaltimes)
  • Brett McKay talks with Sean Young, director of the UCLA Center of Digital Behavior, and the author of "Stick with It: A Scientifically Proven Process For Changing Your Life—for Good." (artofmanliness)
  • How To Know When You’re In a Mass Hysteria Bubble (dilbert)
  • Bad News For the Stock Market: The Hindenburg Omen Is Back (marketwatch)
  • Blockchain-based technologies will continue to put pressure on financial services incumbents. (allaboutalpha)
  • On the benefits of writing daily. (howardlindzon)
  • On the relationship between obesity and depression. (politico)
  • How the Next Quantitative Fund Meltdown Will Unfold (bloomberg)
  • Why you should celebrate when your teammates tell the truth. (m.signalvnoise)
  • America has an alcohol problem but it may not be getting worse per earlier reports. (vox)
  • James Altucher talks with Mark Manson author of "Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck." (jamesaltucher)
  • Things to keep in mind if you are going to go the ESG route. (allaboutyourbenjamins)
  • The Most Successful CEO of His Generation Steps Down (fortune)
  • Here’s How Much Richer You’d Be If You Bought Google’s IPO (fortune)
  • Khe Hy talks with Sam Polk author of "For the Love of Money." (radreads.co)
  • This Dad Used to Be a Forklift Driver–Now His Blog Brings In $17M a Year (cnbc)
  • The Single Biggest Bullish Catalyst For Oil (oilprice)
  •  Removing Confederate Statues Isn’t Sanitizing History — It’s Fumigating History (esquire)
  • How has Maine’s statewide laptop program worked out? (npr)
  • Concussions are a much bigger deal for youth sports than previously thought. (theatlantic)
  • How NPR’s Tiny Desk series blew up. (theringer)
  • Grizzly Bear’s new album "Painted Ruins" is a "an intricate rock masterpiece." (businessinsider)
  • Why you should buy this $0.99 song that is simply silence. (wired)
  • Air Ball! Nobody Is Buying Expensive Sneakers (cnn)
  • Millennials Finance Everything from Bed Sheets to Concert Tix (marketwatch)
  • How to become better at meditation. (bigthink)
  • Three companies now dominate the wind turbine business. (bloomberg)
  • How to properly pay for your bar tab. (melmagazine)
  • They still post scores in/at Wrigley Field the way they have for over a century. (npr)
  • Probiotic treatment of newborns could prevent deaths from sepsis. (npr)
  • "Hype no longer works." (lefsetz)
  • Why won’t critics give albums negative reviews any more? (wsj)
  • New York City is the center of the podcasting world. (wsj)
  • Jim Harbaugh wants football players who have previously played soccer. (wsj)
  • Let’s admit it: antibiotic advice is confusing. (wsj)
  • What should we do with idle farmland? (newscientist)
  • Tyler Cowen talks with humorist and writer Dave Barry. (medium)
  • A dozen lessons about product (and services) pricing. (25iq)
  • Insider trading is alive and well in the biotech world. (medium)
  • Sam Harris talks good and evil with Robert Sapolsky author of "Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst." (samharris)
  • Some Guesses About What Makes Up Market’s ‘Wall of Worry’ (nypost)
  • Amazon Is ‘Doing Great Damage’? Duh, That’s Business (thestreet)
  • The Essential Phone does something unique: it actually tries to innovate. (wired)
  • Time off from work is as important for mental health as your physical health. (wsj)
  • Double check the "suggested gratuity" on your restaurant bill. (buzzfeed)
  • How college major choices differ among selective and non-selective universities. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Dan Harris talks with Ethan Nichtern author of "The Dharma of The Princess Bride: What the Coolest Fairy Tale of Our Time Can Teach Us About Buddhism and Relationships." (itunes.apple)
  • On the limits of machine learning. (nautil.us)
  • Shane Parrish talks with Ed Latimore author of "Not Caring What Other People Think Is A Superpower." (farnamstreetblog)
  • The 10 Most Expensive Cars at the Pebble Beach Auctions (bloomberg)
  • A new ‘tornado alley’ has emerged. (bloomberg)
  • Why more expensive wines taste better: expectations. (moneyish)
  • Walmart Prepares Employees for Robots Taking Over (thestreet)
  • Smooth Stock Market Sailing May Trigger Wild Autumn Ride (thehill)
  • Thoughts on Making U.S. Treasury Market Safe at Any Speed (bloomberg)
  • US travelers are looking to Air Canada for cheaper flights. (wsj)

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