09/17/17 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Why love and loath the character of Gordon Gekko. (review.chicagobooth.edu)
  • Pea protein is the future of milk-substitutes. (bloomberg)
  • The demand for fast home wi-fi is only increasing. (wsj)
  • The US dollar has not been this oversold in nearly a decade. (seeitmarket)
  • Solar energy keeps getting cheaper, faster than anyone expected. (arstechnica)
  • Millennials are buying SUVs to drive to their suburban homes. (npr)
  • Incomes are rising but men are still lagging. (marginalrevolution)
  • Why don’t we take data privacy seriously? (bloomberg)
  • A supersonic plane is closer to reality. (bloomberg)
  • Apple ($AAPL) introduced noise-cancelling Beats Studio 3 Wireless. (businessinsider)
  • Is Bridgewater Associates a "hedge fund or social experiment"? (nytimes)
  • A dozen lessons about business and life from Jimmy Iovine. (25iq)
  • China wants electric car IP. (nytimes)
  • Why Harvard should admit more legacy students. (bloomberg)
  • The only safe e-mail is a text-only e-mail. (scientificamerican)
  • The state of Utah is running out of water. (wsj)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • How a superstition changes real economic outcomes: the case of ‘dragon’ children. (papers.ssrn)
  • WTF is a ‘gate service fee’? (wsj)
  • How the brain plays a huge role in how we perceive back pain. (aeon.co)
  • The Man the Presidency Changed (politi.co)
  • Why you shouldn’t idolize Mark Felt, i.e. ‘Deep Throat’ or Watergate fame. (politico)
  • Scott Galloway, "There is wonder, every day, in the little things your kids do." (l2inc)
  • Organic eggs may not mean what you think. (bloomberg)
  • What do you do when your kid wants to go to college and you don’t want them to? (jamesaltucher)
  • The sports drink war is full-on. (bloomberg)
  • Robert Seawright, "Stories are culture’s way of teaching us what is important." (rpseawright.wordpress)
  • Everybody loves LaCroix but nobody really knows what is in it. (wsj)
  • Stuck in the airport? How about a ‘sleep pod’? (bloomberg)
  • Larger turbines are dramatically bring down the cost of offshore wind power. (ft)
  • A Quiet Revolution in Botany: Plants Form Memories (atlasobscura)
  • An army of retirees in RVs helps keep the Amazon ($AMZN) machine running. (wired)
  • Few Americans have watched the shows nominated for Emmy awards. (variety)
  • Why did MIT close down Senior House? (wired)
  • Are cramped planes a danger for passengers exiting in an emergency? (thedailybeast)
  • Smaller nonprofits should focus on simple, cheap portfolios. (nytimes)
  • New wind farms are affecting flight paths. (npr)
  • What it was like to attend the iPhone event at the new Steve Jobs Theater. (recode)
  • When the dam breaks on sports TV revenues so will the price of franchises. (bloomberg)
  • In praise of paper. (npr)
  • Why its best to think about cities as complex adaptive systems. (farnamstreetblog)
  • How Amazon’s use of robots is changing the work equation in its warehouses. (nytimes)
  • Why are foreigners buying up second-tier Belgian soccer teams? (nytimes)
  • Stop pretending your dog is a service animal. (bloomberg)
  • 6 ways to make a great first impression. (heleo)
  • What automakers can learn from airline automation. (bloomberg)
  • A contrarian take on the STEM gender gap. (marginalrevolution)
  • Why are so may college football programs paying multiple head coaches simultaneously? (nytimes)
  • On the joy of a non-revenue maximizing baseball game. (bloomberg)
  • In defense of bourgeois values. (nymag)
  • One House, 22 Floods: Repeated Claims Drain Federal Insurance Program: Experts say more such homes should be purchased and razed, but funds for buyouts are lacking and residents push back&#xA0 (wsj)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • Your Next New Best Friend Might Be a Robot (nautil.us)
  • The analytics revolution has hit the football/soccer world. (independent.co.uk)
  • Don’t hire someone who can’t write. (nytimes)
  • Nestle is buying Blue Bottle Coffee. (ft)
  • Cord-cutting is accelerating. (variety)
  • Asphalt absorbs a lot of heat. (bigthink)
  • Robert Shiller, "Mass psychology appears to be in a different, calmer place." (nytimes)
  • PE has been getting the benefit of the doubt from the high yield bond market. (bloomberg)
  • What makes people like (or dislike) their doctors. (priceonomics)
  • Finance is a technology that made civilization possible. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Things to never do in your neighborhood wine store. (wsj)
  • Sand makes the fracking boom go. (wsj)
  • MIT is going to offer a joint degree in CS and Economics. (marginalrevolution)
  • Advice on becoming a writer: "Don’t be an *sshole." (shortlist)
  • How bankruptcy court ruined the attraction of airline jobs. (slate)
  • In defense of no fuss, small-to-mid-sized regional airports. (slate)
  • Bonds are still not much competition for stocks. (disciplinedinvesting.blogspot)
  • Why did our hunter-gatherer ancestors switch to farming? (newyorker)
  • Ferrari ($RACE) is finally seeing some success on the F1 track. (wsj)
  • Don’t take your dog on a hike in the backcountry. (bloomberg)
  • RT, Sputnik and Russia’s New Theory of War (nytimes)
  • What CEOs had to say about the economy this week. (avondaleam)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) hires the most MBAs from elite schools. (qz)
  • These common breeds started as farm dogs. (modernfarmer)
  • The new Beats Studio 3’s have better noise-cancelling abilities. (theverge)
  • How can you find yourself if ‘the self’ is an elusive concept? (aeon.co)
  • Why rich guys love to own sports teams: tax breaks. (bloomberg)
  • Private equity replication should help bring down fees on PE. (blogs.wsj)
  • Billionaires didn’t get rich by timing the market. (bloomberg)
  • Some steps to take as a new empty-nester. (wsj)
  • The permafrost is melting. Good luck with that. (vox)
  • Brett Steenbarger, "Show me your daily routine, and I’ll show you your commitments." (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Seth Godin, "In the long run, your selfishness will catch up with you." (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Digital antennas are the new free toasters. (techcrunch)
  • Americans are price-sensitive when it comes to avocados. (bloomberg)

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