10/08/15 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Why do humans gamble (speculate)? (philosophicaleconomics)
  • The share buyback mirage (economist)
  • 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest (theatlantic)
  • Goldman Sachs ($GS) is going to start posting its earnings to Twitter ($TWTR) and bypass the newswires. (wsj)
  • Lessons learned from some disappointing stock picks. (alephblog)
  • China’s Yelp and Groupon just merged. (money.cnn)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims continue at low levels. (calculatedriskblog)
  • End of the world plan: scientists to nudge asteroid off course as practice for protecting the Earth (independent.co.uk)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is going to take on Etsy ($ETSY). (nytimes)
  • Should you ever use a pie chart? (priceonomics)
  • How Goldman Sachs ($GS) is approaching the ETF business. (etf)
  • ‘Big soda’ is losing the war on its products. (nytimes)
  • Nobel prize for chemistry: Lindahl, Modrich and Sancar win for DNA research (theguardian)
  • The Five Dimensions of Quality: Ask Cliff Asness, Ken French, or Benjamin Graham to define ‘quality’, and you would hear three different answers (ai-cio)
  • Abenomics is doing better than you think. (wsj)
  • How has the jobs recovery been adjusted for population? (bonddad.blogspot)
  • Twitter’s ($TWTR) moment has arrived. (stratechery)
  • Solar and Wind Just Passed Another Big Turning Point (bloomberg)
  • James Surowiecki, “The Turing scandal has shown just how vulnerable drug pricing is to exploitative, rent-seeking behavior.” (newyorker)
  • Voters of all parties: let the federal government negotiate drug prices (today.yougov)
  • 9 simple statements that will change how you think about the world. (fool)
  • Why did US companies miss the “fast fashion” movement? (ft)
  • The risk of suicide and the relentless pace of Wall Street. (nytimes)
  • What advertising does to television. (newyorker)
  • Why have digital books stopped innovating? (aeon.co)
  • “Figure out who you are when you are at your best.” (thewaiterspad)
  • Gratuitous name dropping works. (priceonomics)
  • Stop tweeting so much. (gawker)
  • Why aren’t America’s shipping ports more automated? (priceonomics)
  • Smart beta 2.0: a disruptive innovation. (blog.gavekalcapital)
  • China’s stock market has kind of gotten back to normal. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Financial markets are ahead of world leaders when it comes to the impact of climate change. (usnews)
  • New Scale Pinpoints Most Life-Friendly Alien Planets (gizmodo)
  • Gold and silver want to break their long downtrends. (shortsideoflong)
  • The recent rally has been led by junky stocks. (theirrelevantinvestor.wordpress)
  • Is it better to be rich or famous? (marginalrevolution)
  • Global economy: The case for expansion (ft)
  • Some lessons from forecasting from Tetlock and Gardner’s “Superforecasting.”* (doc.research-and-analytics.csfb)
  • Why Bloomberg so closely controls its own network. (fastcompany)
  • On the dangers of relying on Google ($GOOG) Search when doing investment research. (thinkadvisor)

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