11/20/16 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • China’s Great Leap Backward: The country has become repressive in a way that it has not been since the Cultural Revolution. What does its darkening political climate — and growing belligerence — mean for the United States?&#xA0 (theatlantic)
  • Ugh. It’s mutual fund capital gains season. (wsj)
  • On the state of activism in Canada. (valuewalk)
  • Our 86 Billion Neurons: She Showed It (nybooks)
  • Successful people initiate. (medium)
  • Comparing Apple’s ($AAPL) line of laptops. (wsj)
  • Falls are a common cause of death for the elderly. (slate)
  • How Finance Gutted Manufacturing (bostonreview)
  • Why we now have to reckon with the global power of social networks. (nytimes)
  • Australia is attracting activist investors. (wsj)
  • So is the Macbook’s new touchbar worth it? (arstechnica)
  • Retail clinics don’t keep people out of the ER. (modernhealthcare)
  • Why the first flu you got as a child matters. (theatlantic)
  • We could soon have a blood test for concussions. (wsj)
  • Good luck trying to get home delivery of burgers right. (wsj)
  • The whole world is becoming a "safe space." (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Steve Kovach, "The latest MacBook Pro model is slimmer, more powerful, and downright attractive." (businessinsider)
  • What is transcendental meditation and yow do you do it? (businessinsider)
  • Is there really a dearth of long-term investment opportunities? (alephblog)
  • Ackman’s Valeant ($VRX) debacle is an "immediate disqualification." (nytimes)
  • Divorce is at a 35-year low in the US. (bloomberg)
  • Why kids need recess. (theatlantic)
  • Renewable energy is spreading throughout rural America. (vox)
  • How to read the surge in $SPY share creations. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Want to get fit? Lift weights, don’t run. (tonic.vice)
  • A list of the best business schools with Harvard on top. (bloomberg)
  • Ivy League acceptance rates are at record lows. (businessinsider)
  • United ($UAL) wants to make flying even worse with a new class of seats. (money.cnn)
  • Most Apple users should wait for the next laptop iteration. (theverge)
  • The all-electric Chevy Bolt was named 2017 Car of the Year. (businessinsider)
  • Signs of stress in the craft beer market. (bloomberg)
  • How exercise may help keep depression at bay. (nytimes)
  • Bonds have been overpriced for years now. (sl-advisors)
  • What Dylan Ratigan is up to these days. (nytimes)
  • These Professors Make More Than a Thousand Bucks an Hour Peddling Mega-Mergers (propublica)
  • Apple ($AAPL) should buy Snap before it goes public. (businessinsider)
  • Catholic Churches Built Secret Astronomical Features Into Churches to Help Save Souls (blog.longreads)
  • To critics dismay, fast food chains are making their foods healthier. (bloomberg)
  • Then again maybe we need a sea-skimming cargo plane. (wired)
  • What the bond sell-off hath wrought. (barrons)
  • On the prospects for supersonic travel. (engadget)
  • American meat is too cheap. (kottke)
  • What the author of "The Filter Bubble" thinks about the fake news cycle. (theverge)
  • In defense of Facebook. Is it worse than all those e-mails you get? (marginalrevolution)
  • This concrete can shield electronics from EMP. (engadget)
  •  "We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes": A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found (nytimes)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • How weight training helps ramp up your metabolism. (mensjournal)
  • The case for 100-year government bonds. (barrons)
  • Just how risky are e-cigarettes? (regblog)
  • Formula E is the future of motorsports. (motorsport)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Pinball is back and this is the guy taking over (espn)
  • 7-Eleven has gone full coffee nerd. (fortune)
  • Why expensive wines taste better. (freakonomics)
  • How Two Trailblazing Psychologists Turned the World of Decision Science Upside Down (vanityfair)
  • The health benefits of drinking a beer. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Misunderstanding happen. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • The domestic airlines business is becoming oligopolistic. (hbr)
  • Mike Trout is on his way to becoming the best baseball player ever. (fivethirtyeight)
  • The case for having a long-term investment focus is clear. (pragcap)
  • Many people with depression are not getting the treatment they need. (businessinsider)
  • Miami Beach is out of sand. (theverge)
  • Natural Selection: How a New Age Hustler Sold the Sound of the World (pitchfork)
  • Blended classes, online and offline, are the least effective. (timeshighereducation)
  • An important warning for anyone who still owns shares in VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN ($DWTI) or the VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN ($UWTI). (investwithanedge)
  • What companies where college grads want to work. (fortune)
  • A professional’s look at the new Apple ($AAPL) Macbook Pro (huffingtonpost.co.uk)
  • Unfathomable: Sunken treasure, death-defying adventure, sibling rivalry: How Charles and John Deane invented modern deep-sea diving and saved the British Empire.&#xA0 (unfathomable.epicmagazine)
  • Is America simply too big to govern? (blog.elidourado)

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