12/02/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The Nintendo Switch is pretty much perfect. (qz)
  • James Altucher talks with Tyler Cowen about our collective complacency. (player.fm)
  • Why These Retailers Had Shorter Lines This Black Friday (barrons)
  • Ben and Michael discuss whether we need a ‘Vanguard of alts.’ (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Malls never wanted gyms as tenants. Now they are a hot property. (wsj)
  • Bloomberg competitor Money.net now has more than 80,000 subscribers. (talkingbiznews)
  • Seven things you are paying too much for in a restaurant. (bloomberg)
  • Where Macy’s Came From&#xA0 (bloomberg)
  • There is far more life below the surface of Earth than commonly thought. (aeon.co)
  • Brian Koppelman talks with Eric Heisserer screenwriter of the great film ‘Arrival.’ (itunes.apple)
  • Awkward: when the supplement you are try to market fails in a clinical trial. (cnbc)
  • Earning a lot of money at an early age i both a blessing and a curse. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The University of Wisconsin is pushing hard to save its full-time MBA program. (wsj)
  • Tim Ferriss on how to say no. (tim.blog)
  • Jeremy Schwartz talks factors with Wes Gray and Andrew Weisman. (soundcloud)
  • Tudor throws in the towel on a macro fund (Bloomberg)
  • Cryptocurrency-related job listings are surging on LinkedIn. (bloomberg)
  • Bill Simmons talks with author Chuck Klosterman. (soundcloud)
  • Why 2017 Felt Like 1937 (And 2018 Will Feel Like 1938) (Medium)
  • The Kindle Oasis is the best e-reader out there. (techcrunch)
  • Are wet wipes flushable or not? (npr)
  • Maryland’s blue crab industry is drying for lack of labor. (eater)
  • GM plans large-scale launch of self-driving cars in U.S. cities in 2019 (Reuters)
  • Rising foreign enrollments are bailing out public universities. (qz)
  • Rural America is increasingly wary of industrial agriculture. (wsj)
  • The best fiction books of 2017. (marginalrevolution)
  • Tim Ferriss talks with Tim Urban of Wait But Why fame. (tim.blog)
  • Why markets are going to miss Janet Yellen. (bloomberg)
  • Is it really possible to thrive as a two-way player in MLB? (sports.yahoo)
  • The loss of sea ice is making Alaska’s coastline vulnerable to storms. (scientificamerican)
  • Households headed by people 75 and older are the biggest buyers of stocks since 2007 (Bloomberg)
  • A flattening yield curve should give the Fed pause. (economist)
  • It’s difficult to point to real value-added in the ICO space. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Robots will destroy our jobs — and we’re not ready for it (theguardian)
  • People are less dismissive of ideas they hear, than read. (axios)
  • Amazon is so good at keeping prices low, it’s changed how economists think about inflation (qz)
  • Much of what you know about concussions is wrong. (qz)
  • American kids don’t give a f*ck about your global standardized tests. (blogs.wsj)
  • Business lessons from Katrina Lake of newly IPO’d StitchFix ($SFIX). (25iq)
  • How Hedge Funds Hurt Puerto Rico (institutionalinvestorsalpha)
  • Bitcoin is "an electronic version of gold." (johnhcochrane.blogspot)
  • How to worry better. (thecut)
  • CFTC approves digital coin futures trading on 3 exchanges (Business Insider)
  • The best books of 2017. (kottke)
  • Elon Musk wants to build a high-speed Loop from O’Hare to Downtown. (fortune)
  • George Pearkes talks with George Livadas of Upslope Capital Management. (bespokepremium)
  • Fecal transplants are coming to a pill. (theverge)
  • Magic mushrooms are next for a legalization campaign in California. (theguardian)
  • How LED lights make light pollution more likely. (wsj)
  • Bitcoin price breaks $10,000. Here’s what history tells us comes next. (Investment News)
  • Scott Galloway talks with Scott Harrison of charity:water. (youtube)
  • Inequality in higher education is difficult to address. (behavioralscientist)
  • I am a time traveler from the future, here to beg you to stop what you are doing (reddit)
  • Sam Harris talks CRISPR with Jennifer A. Doudna. (samharris)
  • The case for normalizing impeachment. (vox)
  • The best audiobooks of 2017. (pastemagazine)
  • The 50 best albums of 2017. (pastemagazine)
  • Are we overstated the US’ oil and gas reserves? (bloomberg)
  • Scott Galloway answers "Are the big four a force for good?" (l2inc)
  • Traders are selling Treasurys and plowing into financial stocks (Stockcharts.com)
  • The math is complicated but EVs running on coal-generated electricity are still greener than traditional ICE autos. (bloomberg)
  • Shane Parrish talks with Gary Taubes about the dangers of sugar. (farnamstreetblog)
  • The NFL Is Dying; Here’s Why (weeklystandard)
  • "Getting out of an illiquid asset—as this week, when exchanges struggled to cope with trading volumes—can be harder than getting into it." (economist)
  • So Long As There Are Wants and Needs, There Will Be Jobs (realclearmarkets)
  • The 25 best TV shows of 2017. (pastemagazine)
  • Something very stupid is happening in the Senate right now (Business Insider)
  • Researchers are becoming more optimistic in the fight against Alzheimer’s. (ft)
  • Less burpy cows would help reduce methane emissions. (bloomberg)
  • How to not be an interrupting *sshole. (lifehacker)
  • The Freakonomics guys on why productivity growth is so darn low. (freakonomics)
  • It’s hard NOT to have capital gains this year. What to do next. (bloomberg)
  • Investing success comes down to to simple decisions. (validea)
  • Is a bacteria the cause of half of colon cancers? (nytimes)
  • Strength training is good for you. (outsideonline)
  • FIFA is having a hard time attracting sponsors. (nytimes)
  • Neuroscience is merging with computing. (technologyreview)
  • Immunotherapy is wildly effective against cancer, but only for small minority. (wired)
  • Brett McKay talks with Tim Ferriss, author of "Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice From the Best in the World." (artofmanliness)
  • Firefox Chrome is now as good or better than Google ($GOOGL) Chrome. (wired)
  • Tax reform hits a snag in congress (New York Times)
  • True Chicagoans know about the Pedway. (bbc)
  • Why you should carry heavy stuff not just lift it. (artofmanliness)
  • For city dwellers not having a garage makes having an EV difficult, i.e. no charger. (sfchronicle)
  • Mark Manson, "F*ck your feelings." (markmanson)
  • The Tree That Rocked The Music Industry (npr)
  • Where we are in the influenza season. (statnews)
  • Why you should be running 5Ks not marathons. (fivethirtyeight)
  • The best films of 2017. (marginalrevolution)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is launching a new study to identify irregular heart rhythms using the Watch. (theverge)
  • Brett McKay, "Past failure is no excuse for present inaction." (artofmanliness)
  • Bitcoin futures are coming December 18th. (cnbc)
  • Why CTAs should actively manage their cash. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • JC Parets talks with Charlie Bilello of Pension Partners. (technicalanalysisradio)
  • Meb Faber talks with Randy Swan of Swan Global Investments. (mebfaber)

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