09/22/17 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Scott Galloway talks with NYU professor David Yermack about the blockchain. (l2inc)
  • On the danger of just ‘doing something’ with your investments. (danielsolin)
  • Sometimes even a successful fund investment can be a mistake. (humbledollar)
  • Shane Parrish sits down with Adam Grant author of "Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World." (farnamstreetblog)
  • This anniversary is a reminder that some market gurus are full of it (usatoday)
  • A Hacker’s Guide to Destroying the Global Economy (institutionalinvestor)
  • New York’s Airports Are Still the Worst (bloomberg)
  • Does the Fed know if QE or QE2 worked? (wsj)
  • Choosing among high quality bond funds need not be all that difficult. (beta.morningstar)
  • Why you should be wary of Hong Kong’s market rally. (bloomberg)
  • Being Sure You’re Right Makes You Weaker (bloomberg)
  • Kelly Leonard talks with Eric Barker about his book "Barking Up the Wrong Tree." (secondcityworks)
  • Going off gold did the opposite of what many people think (ftalphaville.ft)
  • How Venezuela went from a rich democracy to a dictatorship on the brink of collapse (vox)
  • Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway talk with Dave Jamieson the author of "Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession" about the baseball card bubble. (bloomberg)
  • Facebook ($FB) shareholders should worry that the company has TOO much power. (thereformedbroker)
  • Eric Cinnamond talks value investing with Preston and Stig. (ericcinnamond)
  • Don’t be surprised if ‘dotard’ is the word of the year. (nytimes)
  • Will the Earth be destroyed this Saturday? Hint: No. (syfy)
  • China’s Electric Switch (bloomberg)
  • Sam Harris talks AI with Max Tegamark author of "Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence." (samharris)
  • ICOs are fertile ground for fraud. (thereformedbroker)
  • Debunking ‘fake news’ can actually reinforce its power. (ft)
  • The future is battery-powered. But are we overcharging the planet? (weforum)
  • Jonathan Fields talks with Daniel Goleman co-author of "Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body." (goodlifeproject)
  • Despite low yield investors continue to pour money into bond funds. (blogs.wsj)
  • Why are Japanese and German government bond yields so highly correlated? (bloomberg)
  • Are term spreads still a reliable indicator of a recession? (capitalspectator)
  • The sad math behind US asset markets. (alephblog)
  • Strap in for an extended period of emerging market outperformance. (bloomberg)
  • Tyler Cowen talks with economist Larry Summers. (medium)
  • Calling BS on the ICO craze. (pointsandfigures)
  • Shiller: The Coming Bear Market? (project-syndicate)
  • What characteristic would a good ‘universal language’ have? (freakonomics)
  • The World Is Ending? Invest As If It Won’t.&#xA0 (ritholtz)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with venture capitalist David Tisch. (investorfieldguide)
  • Tourists can’t get enough of Chicago. (bloomberg)
  • What a test of Meb Faber’s "Trinity Portfolio" shows. (allocatesmartly)
  • Jordan Harbinger talks with journalist Frank Sesno about his new book "Ask More: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change." (theartofcharm)
  • Bubbles have consequences when credit gets involved. (wsj)
  • Brett McKay talks with Mitch Prinstein author of "Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World." (artofmanliness)
  • Mutual fund names confuse as often as they illuminate. (thirtynorth)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with renowned trader Victor Niederhoffer. (ritholtz)
  • The UK continues to shoot itself in the foot. (bloomberg)
  • Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Inc. announced they will get all of their energy from renewables in a few years. (bloomberg)

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