11/04/16 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • You can be a ‘stats nerd’ and still love baseball. (nytimes)
  •  Fact-checking doesn’t ‘backfire,’ new study suggests (poynter)
  • • The baffling history of Tronc (bloomberg)
  • • How the internet is loosening our grip on the truth (nytimes)
  • Where are we on the ‘S-curve’ for PCs? (soundcloud)
  • How to bet against the hedge fund industry. (zerohedge)
  • • 2017 Porsche Panamera First Drive: The Brand’s Best Sedan Yet (bloomberg)
  • • That viral 2014 Cubs World Series tweet seems too good to be true. That’s because it is (vox)
  • • The Breaker of Curses: No one is as good at their job as baseball’s Theo Epstein is at his (qz)
  •  How the Labor Dept. Keeps Its Economic Data Politics-Free (nytimes)
  • • Slack channels Steve Jobs when calling out Microsoft (news.vice)
  • •  Bernanke: Sebastian Mallaby’s biography of Alan Greenspan (brookings.edu)
  • • Alpha wounds: Lack of independent judgment (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • • Dividend frenzy starts to cool down: Increasing bond yields make dividend-paying equities less attractive to investors seeking steady payments (wsj)
  • Why secular bull markets are difficult to see in real-time. (bloomberg)
  • Six question for Josh Brown. (collaborativefund)
  •  A case study in investing objectivity (bloomberg)
  •  How to Flawlessly Predict Anything on the Internet (medium)
  • Jordan Harbinger talks with behavioral economist Dan Ariely. (theartofcharm)
  • Where Cubs fans go to remember friend and relatives who didn’t get to see them win the World Series. (slate)
  • 27 podcasts men should check it out including the "Jocko Podcast." (artofmanliness)
  • • Bond Traders Aren’t Worried About the Election; Should We Listen to Them? (blogs.wsj)
  • The White House is getting into the nudge business. (freakonomics)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Jon Stein CEO of Betterment. (investorfieldguide)
  • How the 2016 Cubs made people fall back in love with baseball. (theringer)
  • Who knew? Brokers barred from the industry can still work again under certain circumstances. (wsj)
  • Michael Covel talks with Norman Reamer author of "Investment: A History." (player.fm)
  • Short-sellers can’t get enough of Twilio ($TWLO). (fortune)
  • The Chicago Cubs have historically been fertile ground for songwriters. (pastemagazine)
  • Brian Koppelman talks with an up and coming writer John Grisham. (player.fm)
  • Why Cubs fans are leaving ‘green apples’ for the late Harry Caray. (mentalfloss)
  • Scenes from the Cubs victory from Roger Angell. (newyorker)
  • • The 2016 presidential election: A devil’s glossary&#xA0 (theatlantic)
  •  Why Slack may live to regret its smarmy letter to Microsoft (theverge)
  • Cardiff Garcia talks with Cary Frydman and Colin Camerer about neuroscience and financial decision making. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Gimlet Media is killing it. (bloomberg)
  • Inflation is once again being talked about. (thereformedbroker)
  • If 60/40 is dead, where do you put your money? (citywireusa)
  • Canada’s jobs picture is pretty strong as well. (business.financialpost)
  • The October NFP report was robust and had a 4.9% unemployment rate. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with valuation expert Aswath Damodaran. (bloomberg)
  • Tyler Cowen talks with Steve Pinker about "language, cognition, and human nature." (medium)
  • • Why polling swings are often mirages (realclearpolitics)
  • Dan Harris talks with Duncan Sheik about music, depression and meditation. (abcnews.go)
  • • Otto’s Self-Driving Trucks, Autonomous Budweiser Delivery (trucks)
  • Great traders ask great questions. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • • Relax! The U.S. recovery is just getting started&#xA0 (bloomberg)
  • America’s auto economy is pretty healthy. (bloomberg)

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