12/23/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Bitcoin Plunges 25 Percent in 24 Hours in a Cryptocurrency Market Rout (wsj)
  • Investors in "Hamilton" have done quiet well for themselves, thank you very much. (ft)
  • The Economics Debate, again and again (rodrik.typepad)
  • The Longest War: 8 Years After My Last Deployment, I Returned to Afghanistan as a Reporter. Here’s What I Found&#xA0 (taskandpurpose)
  • Green Houses seems to be a better model for nursing care. (nytimes)
  • Moose as our environmental ‘canaries in the coal mine.’ (bigthink)
  •  This Is How Gerrymandering Works (nybooks)
  • Uptake of electric and hybrid cars is still slow. (bloomberg)
  • A holiday-themed list of some of the best financial blogs. (dashofinsight)
  • Dead coal mines are being turned into solar farms. (qz)
  • How to hone your instincts. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Managed futures is increasingly becoming less synonymous with trend-following. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • Too many older patients are getting screened for cancer. (nytimes)
  • There is a backlog of demand for ‘green bonds.’ (ft)
  • 2017 was a tale of two market for coal. (scientificamerican)
  • Meet the world’ first solar-powered train. (fastcompany)
  • Workplace chat is "growing rapidly." (wired)
  • Most Influential in Media 2017 (mediaite)
  • Do high school sports build or reveal character? (marginalrevolution)
  • The implications of the tax-bill have yet to play out. (beta.morningstar)
  • A great review of 2017 financial markets. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Wine glasses have been growing in size for centuries. (bmj)
  • The Greatest Story Ever Told (collaborativefund)
  • These are the people who read your frustrated airline travel tweets (and hopefully respond). (theatlantic)
  • What telematics tell us about our driving habits. (theguardian)
  • The growth in coffee shops in the US is slowing. (wsj)
  • Why teens find the end of the world so appealing. (npr)
  • Cable is starting to crack down on password sharing. (bloomberg)
  • Science proves the vast majority of us are driving wrong. (wired)
  • Shelley Goldberg, "Blockchain could help commodity traders transcend conventional market barriers." (bloomberg)
  • Every major cryptocurrency is getting smoked today. (markets.businessinsider)
  • The Year in Money: Market highs, a venture capital boom, and record-low unemployment (bloomberg)
  • Why food and drink taste different on an airplane. (atlasobscura)
  • These are the consensus top 10 albums of 2017. (digg)
  • Doctors have little, or no, management training. (hbr)
  • The math behind MoviePass just doesn’t work. (theverge)
  • Elroy Air aims to build big, autonomous drones for cargo delivery. (qz)
  • A Buffett-connection is piquing interest in Boston Omaha ($BOMN). (wsj)
  • The Greatest Leap: The triumph and near-tragedy of the first moon landing (arstechnica)
  • Your e-mail reading habits are better known than you think. (wired)
  • Uber has found a way to insure riders in driverless cars. (wsj)
  • First there was a soda tax, and now don’t be surprised if we get a meat tax. (theatlantic)
  • These are the most interesting economic papers from 2017. (qz)
  • Goldman Sachs ($GS) is going to set up a cryptocurrency desk. (dealbreaker)
  • Harry Markowitz, "Diversify and rebalance." (evidenceinvestor.co.uk)
  • Truck tonnage is ripping. (scottgrannis.blogspot)
  • How Economic Incentives Have Created our Dysfunctional U.S. Medical Market (medium)
  • These are the consensus top 10 movies of 2017. (digg)
  • Why America is so obsessed with happiness, but are so bad at it? (outsideonline)
  • "Jellyfish are among the most abundant organisms in the sea." (scientificamerican)
  • The best bottles of 2017. (bloomberg)
  • Jacob Weindling, "Bitcoin, and all these other cryptocurrencies, are not currencies…They’re oil for software platforms. They’re commodities." (pastemagazine)
  • Flu season is here! (wired)
  • Why the middle aged are so mopey. (financialsamurai)
  • Get-rich schemes, now focused on Bitcoin, are a fixture of financial markets. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • How to offset negativity. (medium)
  • Five truths about trading. (thecrosshairstrader)
  • Quality time with your kids more than quantity. (work.qz)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is once again selling the Apple ($AAPL) TV and Google ($GOOGL) Chromecast. (variety)
  • Google Thinks I’m Dead (nytimes)
  • A simple guide on how to use an InstaPot. (cooking.nytimes)
  • The future of shipping is green and autonomous. (visualcapitalist)
  • You are probably washing your hands incorrectly. (scientificamerican)
  • How to buy a car without using a third-party buying service. (thefinancebuff)
  • How has the stock market done after small business optimism hits a high? (disciplinedinvesting.blogspot)
  • How does the flu actually kill people? (scientificamerican)
  • How to deal with trolls. (avc)
  • The 30 most exciting food cities of 2017. (zagat)
  • How the MillerCoors joint venture changed competition in U.S. brewing. (microeconomicinsights)
  • The Bomb That Went Off Twice: The explosive compound RDX helped make America a superpower. Now, it’s poisoning the nation’s water and soil (features.propublica)
  • Can kindness be taught? (nytimes)
  • You can’t trade successfully if you are not focusing on ‘not losing.’ (dashofinsight)
  • AI is now being used to create tastier meat substitutes. (bbc)
  • Willpower isn’t enough to keep you from checking e-mail too often. (ft)
  • The best investment is always in yourself. (allstarcharts)
  • The best business and leadership books of 2017. (fastcompany)
  • These are the consensus top 10 TV shows of 2017. (digg)
  • Lab grown meat is becoming closer to becoming a mass-market reality. (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • How a Dorm Room Minecraft Scam Brought Down the Internet (wired)
  • Puerto Rico governor vows midterm revenge for tax bill (politi.co)
  • The CAPE has been useless the last few years. (bloomberg)
  • When to Sell Bitcoin: A regret minimization strategy (bloomberg)
  • He Stole $100 Million From His Clients. Now He’s Living in Luxury on the Côte d’Azur&#xA0 (bloomberg)
  • The Texas Gerrymandering Trial Could Change All of America (vice)
  • The Serial-Killer Detector: A former journalist, equipped with an algorithm and the largest collection of murder records in the country, finds patterns in crime. (newyorker)
  • LeBron James Keeps Getting Better With Age (wsj)
  • Will virtual reality make our lives better? (bloomberg)

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