07/13/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • A Great Story That Will Cure You of ‘Guaranteed’ Income Support (realclearmarkets)
  • Spotify’s margins keep shrinking. (cnbc)
  • Another Signal the Bull Market Is Far From Over: Dow Transports’ breakout is latest sign rally is broadening out beyond hot tech leaders. (barrons)
  • The best books to read on entrepreneurship (fivebooks)
  • Low volatility is a global phenomenon. (capitalspectator)
  • Paul Singer May Get Warren Buffett to Punch Back (bloomberg)
  • The most popular products around the world on Amazon ($AMZN) Prime Day. (qz)
  • How Jawbone burned through $900 million in funding. (reuters)
  • India’s weaknesses as a tech hub. (qz)
  • East Germany: Sad Lesson About ‘Self-Sufficient’ Economies (realclearmarkets)
  • Elizabeth Warren Crosses Line of Reason Against Neomi Rao (forbes)
  • There is a "civil war" going on in Bitcoin land. (bloomberg)
  • Gauging
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07/11/17 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The Russian stock market is having a rough go this year. (zerohedge)
  • Should we judge cryptocurrencies against other classic asset bubbles? (schwab)
  • Three Things I’ve Learned Since The Crisis (pragcap)
  •  Cosmic rays suggest dark matter is a self-annihilating WIMP (arstechnica)
  • Detroit’s Urgent Embrace of Self-Driving Cars, Silicon Valley (newyorker)
  • There Be Zombies Among Us (ft)
  • New Estimate Puts Supernova Killzone Within 50 Light-Years of Earth (universetoday)
  • You’re using volatility signals all wrong. (bloomberg)
  • Five tips for smarter ETF investing. (wsj)
  • Social Security Budget Nightmare Must Be Resolved Now (cnbc)
  • Nick, "The beauty of compound interest is that it continues to behave fractally with each piece of interest eventually earning its own interest." (ofdollarsanddata)
  • MLB is now full of guys throughout the lineup willing to ‘take
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  • The Russian stock market is having a rough go this year. (zerohedge)
  • Should we judge cryptocurrencies against other classic asset bubbles? (schwab)
  • Three Things I’ve Learned Since The Crisis (pragcap)
  •  Cosmic rays suggest dark matter is a self-annihilating WIMP (arstechnica)
  • Detroit’s Urgent Embrace of Self-Driving Cars, Silicon Valley (newyorker)
  • There Be Zombies Among Us (ft)
  • New Estimate Puts Supernova Killzone Within 50 Light-Years of Earth (universetoday)
  • You’re using volatility signals all wrong. (bloomberg)
  • Five tips for smarter ETF investing. (wsj)
  • Social Security Budget Nightmare Must Be Resolved Now (cnbc)
  • Nick, "The beauty of compound interest is that it continues to behave fractally with each piece of interest eventually earning its own interest." (ofdollarsanddata)
  • MLB is now full of guys throughout the lineup willing to ‘take some hacks.’ (nytimes)
  • Just because a market is high doesn’t mean it will implode. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • Brandless is trying to cut out the middleman for consumer products. (wsj)
  • Forget Stereotypes: Real Reasons Millennials Are Stuck (forbes)
  • Buy Happiness? Spend on Pets and People (Not Prada) (marketwatch)
  • Crude Oil Is The New Widowmaker (wordpress)
  • Big Change in Financial Market Sentiment May Be Upon Us (hedgeye)
  • How high SG&A predicts future returns. (barrons)
  • The sentiment against brick-and-mortar retail is universally negative. (thereformedbroker)
  • Floyd Mayweather can’t pay the IRS until after his fight with McGregor (ESPN)
  • Fredric Bastiat Comes to Mind As Solar Firms Seek Bailouts (realclearmarkets)
  • Five Financial Mistakes That Can Doom Your Future (cnn)
  • Noah Smith: Passive Investing Might Not Be Great for Growth (Bloomberg View)
  • Arithmetic of GDP Growth Isn’t About to Change (hussmanfunds)
  • Why We Can’t Leave Health Care to the Free Market (nytimes)
  • Follow RWM on Twitter! It’ll be fun, I promise! (Twitter)
  • The Federal Reserve Has Put Markets in Survival Mode (bloomberg)
  • Cairo, IL, The Fed, And the Soviet Folly Of ‘Market Monetarism’ (forbes)
  • The One Thing That Silicon Valley Can’t Seem to Fix (nytimes)
  • June Unemployment Report: Good News, Bad News, Fake News (nypost)
  • ‘Perfect’ Stock Market Says Sell Now Before Storm (investopedia)
  • Risk, return, and skill in the portfolios of the wealthy (voxeu)
  • How Healthy is the Global Financial System? (project-syndicate)
  • When Equities Are Stretched, Hello Volatility My Old Friend (realclearmarkets)
  • Four Lessons from Bobby Bonilla’s Multimillion-Dollar Deal (marketwatch)
  • Amazon Prime is set to have more users than cable. (recode)
  • How the Qatar Crisis Shook Up the World’s Supply of Helium (theatlantic)
  • Stock analyst recommendations don’t take known anomalies into account. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • Lucky Break Leads to Controversial Supernova Discovery (quantamagazine)
  •  It’s time for Wall Street to dump the Dow (businessinsider)
  • The Robots Are Coming…Err…Here (wordpress)
  • Why The Dow Jones Industrial Average Is Underrated (allstarcharts)
  • Morgan Stanley slashes its SNAP target from 28 to 16. Imagine there are people investing on this stuff? (CNBC)
  • Working Past 70: Americans Can’t Seem to Retire (bloomberg)
  • Why Amazon Stock Could Be the Best Deal on Prime Day (fortune)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is building its own version of Geek Squad. (recode)
  • When Will Electric Cars Go Mainstream? It May Be Sooner Than You Think (nytimes)
  • Crowdsourcing is taking over Wall Street. (ft)
  • Connections are an important source of alpha for institutional investors. (papers.ssrn)
  • How Did Hamburgers Get So Good? (fee)
  •  Researchers find game-changing helium reserve in Tanzania (cnn)
  • Box Options Exchange LLC hopes to open a new open-outcry trading floor. (pointsandfigures)
  • Adressing the Global Economy: Its Myths and Realities (city-journal)
  • Deflategate 2.0: Big-Spending Viagra and Cialis Are Pulling Out of the NFL (adage)
  • Drones & Passenger Transportation: This Isn’t Too Far Away (forbes)
  • Why Exactly Is the Swiss National Bank Buying U.S. Stocks? (fxstreet)
  • The IQ Enhanced Core Plus Bond U.S. ETF ($AGGP) uses momentum to try and best its benchmark. (wsj)
  • Miles Johnson, "Investors in macro funds should be asking is why they have failed to capitalise sufficiently on arguably the biggest single macro trade of their generation: QE." (ft)
  • Peaceful & Pristine: Residents of Grand Lake Stream have safeguarded thousands of acres of forest. Now they’re fighting for their community’s future.&#xA0 (downeast)
  • The modern economy is putting additional value on non-cognitive skills like " self-confidence, sociability, and leadership." (voxeu)
  • June Jobs Report Contained Payback for May’s Noise (realclear)
  • Just about every asset class fell last week. (capitalspectator)
  • Why you have to measure a target date fund’s exposure not just their holdings. (markovprocesses)
  • Who doesn’t have a multi-factor ETF these days? (barrons)
  • Companies with a woman in a leadership position outperform. (barrons)
  • Companies with an "abnormally large" number of analysts outperform. (gsb.stanford.edu)
  • No, ETFs don’t own 37% of the S&P 500 ($SPX). (etf)
  • When Innovation Is Bad: The EU Takes on Google (spectator)
  • How equities took over asset allocation. (bloomberg)
  • Why the Strong 2017 Muni Performance Likely Won’t Continue (schwab)
  • Bezos, Slim and Buffett Plead Poverty for Their Newspapers (nysun)
  • 2017 Mid-year US Equity Outlook: Rattle and Hum (schwab)
  • Japan Has Entered The Next Phase: Unlimited Money Printing (forbes)
  • Middle Class Fortunes in Western Europe (pewglobal)
  • Two of us: The day Paul McCartney met John Lennon 60 years ago (latimes)
  • Warren Buffett Invests in Canada, Should You? (nytimes)
  • Self-Made Millionaires: Think Twice Before Going to College (cnbc)
  • Mike Lee Sees Boost of Social Capital As Path to Econ. Revival (forbes)
  • Explaining the Source of the Valley’s Political Ineptitude (newrepublic)
  • The Left’s Misleading Claims About Green Jobs (washingtontimes)
  • How to allocate among different alternative risk premia strategies. (allaboutalpha)
  • Transparency has been a hallmark behind the rise of ETFs. (etf)
  • Investors Beware: Bond Prices Are Threatening the Stock Market (Wall Street Journal)
  • Why there really is no failure to deliver problem in ETFs. (citywireusa)
  • What’s driving the global expansion? (ft)
  • What I Believe Most (collaborativefund)
  • JFC with this idiot… (New York Times)
  • Not surprisingly Vanguard is crushing it in Europe now. (ft)
  • An exploration of geometric mean maximization, an alternative to the traditional Sharpe ratio maximization that seeks to maximize the long-term growth rate of a portfolio. (blog.thinknewfound)
  • Track all the major TAA strategies in one place. (allocatesmartly)
  • These Coloradans say Earth is flat. And gravity’s a hoax. Now, they’re being persecuted. (denverpost)
  • Rooftop Solar Dims Under Pressure From Utility Lobbyists (nytimes)
  • Sick of Working for the Man? Follow Clooney Guide to Forbes 400 (usatoday)
  • A Summer Reading List That Could Enhance Investing (marketwatch)
  • On the characteristics of value and growth investors. (etf)
  • Slowing Trend Continues To Slow (knowledgeleaderscapital)
  • Hartford, Hit with Brunt of CT Tax Hike, Hires Bankruptcy Att’y (forbes)
  • Why Simple Beats Complex (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
  • Would you go on a ‘blind date’ with a book? (wsj)
  • Little things can really affect your mood. (ritholtz)
  • Don’t express gratitude in a negotiation. The other side will view you as a sucker. (papers.ssrn)
  • The Decline of Marriage Is Hitting Vegas Hard (bloomberg)
  • Bond Rout! (alhambrapartners)
  • If ACA’s Results Had Been Known, It Never Passes (washingtontimes)
  • Somebody is going to make money off of the re-purposing of America’s malls. (medium)
  • How to write a non-annoying follow-up e-mail. (fastcompany)
  • What Happend To All The Profits? (blogspot)
  • Taxes May Be Certain, but Tax Reform Certainly Is Not (gallup)
  • Robots enter investment banks’ trading floors (ft)
  • Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKA) is now more than ever an operating company. (wsj)
  • How to Beat the Dumb Money With Bank Stocks (Wall Street Journal)
  • Thoughts on Overhyped Seattle Minimum-Wage Disaster (bloomberg)
  • ‘Reciprocity’ Not Necessary for Trade to Enrich Beneficiaries (realclearmarkets)
  • Why you should delete all your piled up e-mails post-vacation. (theladders)
  • Paul SInger takes on Warren Buffett over a pipeline investment (DealBook)
  • Why This Could Be The Best Time For Stock-Picking In A Decade (forbes)
  • Apple Capitalism vs Google Capitalism (theatlantic)
  • Silicon Valley’s Dangerous Political Game (realclear)
  • Earnings talk is irrelevant without some measure of expectations. (thereformedbroker)
  • How the fund, Royalty Pharma, has become a key player in the global pharmaceutical business. (nytimes)
  • Four issues to consider when building a TAA strategy. (blog.thinknewfound)
  • 70% of voice-enabled speakers are from Amazon ($AMZN). (techcrunch)
  • How the opioid epidemic is affecting the overall economy. (cnbc)
  • Low Inflation: It Isn’t Just Transitory Factors (ft)
  • Stocks: Still Fundamentally Good (yardeni)
  • Why your brain sucks at time management. (fastcompany)
  • Sometimes, the Best Investing Advice Is ‘Do Nothing’ (usnews)
  • Backtests are cheap and easy to run: beware. (ft)
  • Thoughts on Various Ways to Make Flying Great Again (nypost)
  •  Oil Up? Oil Down? Blame the Algorithms (wsj)
  • You are what you subscribe to. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is losing ground in video. (wsj)
  • How Jeff Bezos built a huge moat around Amazon ($AMZN). (basehitinvesting)
  • How TAA strategies can help provide investors with a ‘safety valve.’ (etf)
  • A better way to make drinks and drugs (economist)
  • Accumulated Unexpected Wealth? Here’s What to Do Next (usatoday)
  • A history of the renminbi. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Beware the New Abnormal in Monetary Policy (project-syndicate)
  • Millennials Repeating Dumb Investing Mistakes of Their Parents (marketwatch)
  • How GraniteShares is trying to build a new ETF business starting with commodities. (wsj)
  • Jobs Report: The State of Slowing or Not Slowing (alhambrapartners)
  • Are young men really dropping out of the workforce to play video games? (bloomberg)

07/09/17 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

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07/08/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Why we are biased against ‘leisure first.’ (hbr)
  • How Spammers, Superstars, and Tech Giants Gamed the Music Industry (vulture)
  • What would an Apple ($AAPL) car look like? (hbr)
  • Some Fitbit ($FIT) data on how much sleep we actually get. (blog.fitbit)
  • Jesse Thorn talks with a series of master interviewers. In this episode Marc Maron of WTF fame. (maximumfun)
  • How the NLRB Could Stifle Worker Training Opportunities (washingtonexaminer)
  • "Private equity firms are constantly marketing new funds." (awealthofcommonsense)
  • How to raise ‘brilliant kids’ in the information age. (npr)
  • Wal-Mart ($WMT) continues to upgrade its food offerings. (bloomberg)
  • Digital monopolies: why Tesla ($TSLA) is worth more than GM ($GM). (technologyreview)
  • Good luck getting rural youth to move back after they have gone to college. (wsj)
  • Priobiotics are freakin’
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  • Why we are biased against ‘leisure first.’ (hbr)
  • How Spammers, Superstars, and Tech Giants Gamed the Music Industry (vulture)
  • What would an Apple ($AAPL) car look like? (hbr)
  • Some Fitbit ($FIT) data on how much sleep we actually get. (blog.fitbit)
  • Jesse Thorn talks with a series of master interviewers. In this episode Marc Maron of WTF fame. (maximumfun)
  • How the NLRB Could Stifle Worker Training Opportunities (washingtonexaminer)
  • "Private equity firms are constantly marketing new funds." (awealthofcommonsense)
  • How to raise ‘brilliant kids’ in the information age. (npr)
  • Wal-Mart ($WMT) continues to upgrade its food offerings. (bloomberg)
  • Digital monopolies: why Tesla ($TSLA) is worth more than GM ($GM). (technologyreview)
  • Good luck getting rural youth to move back after they have gone to college. (wsj)
  • Priobiotics are freakin’ everywhere these days. (wsj)
  • The world can always use another good podcast. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Americans don’t know how to order steak. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Hopkinsville, Illinois is the epicenter of this Summer’s total solar eclipse. (mentalfloss)
  • Just like in those sci-fi movies, we won’t have to have sex to procreate. (qz)
  • Is ketchup on your hot dog acceptable? (wired)
  • Why The CEO-Pay-Gap Rule Is Worse Than Useless (investors)
  • Why the US economy may have more room to run. (nytimes)
  • Tesla’s Bad Week Gets Worse as Musk’s Credibility Takes a Hit (marketwatch)
  • It Makes No Sense to Vilify the Kochs While Venerating FDR (fee)
  • Brett McKay talks with Ann Demarais about her book "First Impressions: What You Don’t Know About How Others See You." (artofmanliness)
  • Personalized cancer vaccines could be very effective in combating melanoma. (statnews)
  • Marc Maron talks with Jenji Kohn about her career and the new Netflix ($NFLX) series ‘GLOW.’ (wtfpod)
  • Jon Boorman: Things I’ve learned over the last 30 years (broadswordcapital)
  • Why two major fund companies are moving to a "single fee" management structure in their TDFs. (investmentnews)
  • Don’t Expect Health Coverage If You Survive a Gunshot Wound (bloomberg)
  • Income: An Important Source of Growth and Stability (pimco)
  • Shane Parrish talks with Canadian Minister of Transport about the future of transportation. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Adrian Wojnarowski will make ESPN an even bigger hype machine. (slate)
  • The June NFP showed strong jobs growth. (calculatedriskblog)
  • What is private equity going to do with all that dry powder? (bloomberg)
  • A critical behavioral economics reading list (jasoncollins)
  •  The New Nation-States (newrepublic)
  • The strong case for the $40,000 EV Chevy Bolt. (barrons)
  • An oral history of the movie Meatballs. (vanityfair)
  • American wheat plantings are at a historical low. (qz)
  • What on Earth Is Wrong With Connecticut? (theatlantic)
  • Four ways to increase motivation. (bakadesuyo)
  • In today’s dating scene: who pays on a first date? (wsj)
  • A customer’s observations of changes to the Blue Apron ($APRN) product post-IPO. (fortune)
  • ‘Baby Driver’ shows the magic (and danger) of earbuds. (theatlantic)
  • EV are expected to last a lot longer than traditional vehicles. (shift.newco.co)
  • Volvo is going all electric (and hybrid) by 2019. (wsj)
  • The 50 greatest U2 songs ranked. (rollingstone)
  • "The S&P 500 hasn’t had a 5% dip since the post-Brexit vote drop…" (wsj)
  • Blackstone ($BX) is buying a stake in PE firm Leonard Green. (bloomberg)
  • Who Wants to Be Millionaire? Some Dismiss Notion (spectator)
  • Bannon Floated Rich Tax Hike, Laughs Ensued (thedailybeast)
  • Still don’t understand the whole blockchain, Bitcoin, protocol thing? A good explainer. (hackernoon)
  • A Big Reason Why Your Active Fund Is Underperforming (marketwatch)
  • Illinois Gets Budget, Without Addressing Its Fiscal Dysfunction (city-journal)
  • How a pair of socks can change your perspective. (medium)
  • Mobile carriers are a weak link in the security chain. (carpeaqua)
  • Is the Bond Rout Over? You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet (bloomberg)
  • ICOs are the new IPOs. (wsj)
  • There is a bit of an electric car backlash at the state level. (cnbc)
  • What Mark Zuckerberg Gets Wrong About Universal Basic Income (newrepublic)
  • The Failed Policies of the Federal Reserve (realclear)
  • America’s future is Texas (newyorker)
  • A Fed Without Power Assaults All Conventional Sense (realclearmarkets)
  • Southern rock now crosses a bunch of barriers. (wsj)
  • Why the Robot Takeover of the Economy Is Proceeding Slowly (bloomberg)
  • Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana is slipping into the sea. (bloomberg)
  • The U.S. Job Market May Have Room to Run After All (nytimes)
  • New avenues are emerging to combat asthma. (theatlantic)
  • One downside of wind power: high heat makes turbines less efficient. (bloomberg)
  • America’s tastes are changing. Old brands are getting left by the wayside. (wsj)
  • Our human ancestors left Africa much earlier than previously thought. (nytimes)
  • Nine important lessons learned at B-school. (businessinsider)
  • Do we need title sequences any more in the age of streaming TV? (theverge)
  • Meb Faber talks with William Bernstein about how he came to investing from medicine. (mebfaber)
  • Blue Cities Want to Make Their Own Rules. Red States Won’t Let Them. (nytimes)
  • The top ten US beers as voted by beer enthusiasts. (businessinsider)
  • When your plane is on fire, get the heck out! (qz)
  • The music industry according to producer Jimmy Iovine (ft)
  • Ten lower alcohol beers you can drink all day. (bloomberg)
  • Shortages of pretty basic medicines are complicating treatments. (wsj)
  • On the benefits of being a ‘night owl.’ (medium)
  • Investors Fight Strange Winds (bloomberg)
  • Teaching kids ‘why’ is more valuable than teaching them ‘what.’ (qz)
  • Want to Help Working Class? Pay EITC Differently (brookings)
  • Who’s Afraid of Sinclair Broadcast Group? John Oliver (nationalreview)
  • The Federal Reserve Shouldn’t Be Fighting Last War (bloomberg)
  • Why Good Companies Don’t Always Make Good Stocks (contrarianedge)
  • Seven questions to ask for better conversations. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Are target date fund managers doing it all wrong? (beta.morningstar)
  • Dan Harris talks with Gary Vaynerchuk about the mainstreaming of meditation. (itunes.apple)
  • A Q&A with Valad Tenev co-founder of Robinhood. (businessinsider)
  • The Bear Market in Commodities: Canary in the Coal Mine? (hedgeye)
  • How Millennials Are Building Better 401(k)s Than Near Retirees (investors)
  • Why focusing on the future is counterproductive for kids. (qz)
  • Want to be an entrepreneur? Get a Stanford MBA. (ft)
  • Canada has become a hothouse tomato powerhouse. (business.financialpost)
  • Having an Affair Is Going Out of Style (bloomberg)
  • The spillover effects of self-control. (qz)
  • Living the high life: Celebrating the architects coming up with creative solutions for our overcrowded cities&#xA0 (1843magazine)
  • Sharing your struggles can help inspire others. (m.signalvnoise)
  • The end of economics (lareviewofbooks)
  • The Shure SE535s are among the best headphones you can spend money on. (theverge)
  • Sell In July Before It Gets Ugly May Be the Right Decision (realclearmarkets)
  • Why showering at night makes more sense. (wsj)
  • First impressions count: A judgment of competence is made in a tenth of a second. Thus political decisions are made (aeon.co)
  • The hope for algae-based biofuels is still alive. (businessinsider)
  • Chart Shows How Quickly Amazon Is ‘Eating the Retail World’ (cnbc)
  • Sometimes anxiety and depression are masking other physical conditions. (bigthink)
  • Status of the Consumer Signals Christmas in July! (schwab)
  • Derek Thompson talks with Seth Stephens-Davidowitz author of "Everybody Lies." (heleo)
  • It’s a boom time for corporate recruiters. (bloomberg)
  • Stop watching your shows in bed. (marketwatch)
  • How much will rising temperatures reduce economic growth? (science.sciencemag)
  • Looking at introversion on a four-part scale. (bigthink)
  • "Private equity firms looking to buy are finding it difficult to acquire assets at fair prices." (institutionalinvestor)
  • Michael Covel talks with Steve Burns of NewTraderU. (trendfollowingradio)
  • Why You Should Sell Tesla On Week’s $9,000,000,000 Plunge (forbes)
  • Risk, Not Redistribution, Motivates America’s New Socialists (libertylawsite)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is now developing its own line of wines. (recode)
  • How music moves us emotionally. (qz)
  • 7 Suitors: Here’s How the Whole Foods Deal Went Down (businessinsider)
  • On the parallels between day traders and sports bettors. (institutionalinvestor)
  • A dozen things learned on startups from Hunter Walk. (25iq)
  • Fed: When You Keep Falling Short of Your Mission (strategy-business)
  • The elites are abandoning voice and e-mail for secure texting apps. (nytimes)
  • 4 Reasons US Arms Sales Could Hit All-Time High This Year (thefiscaltimes)
  • The best TV shows of 2017 (so far), ranked. (businessinsider)
  • Designers should always ask: does it help? (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks Chris Anderson about technology, the ‘long tail,’ and drones. (ritholtz)
  • Why aren’t wages picking up? (bloomberg)
  • The 125 most important finance people you have to follow on Twitter. (businessinsider)
  • Lessons learned from twenty years in the money management business. (principlesandinterest.wordpress)
  • The Fed’s Two Mistakes (themoneyillusion)
  • The United States Is Struggling with Economic Rot (bloomberg)
  • This common drug, metformin, could be the key to anti-aging. (wired)
  • Celebrating Our Independence..from Export-Import Bank (reason)
  • Buildings and homes are increasingly getting built in a factory and ‘snapped together.’ (wsj)
  • Warren Buffett recent sat down for an interview with Judy Woodruff of PBS. (marketfolly)
  • “Meatballs”: An oral history (vanityfair)
  • Little Things Color an Investor’s Outlook (wsj)
  • The Opioid Crisis Is Draining America of Its Workers (cnn)
  • These Are the 10 Best Places to Work (time)
  • What the world needs now is a cheap, efficient battery. (motherboard.vice)
  • Jordan Harbinger talks with Brian Bushwood of Brian Bushwood of Scam School. (theartofcharm)
  • You’re not as smart as you think you are. (heleo)
  • There’s Still One Giant Problem With the U.S. Jobs Picture (cnbc)
  • Some tools for breaking your social media habit(s). (petercook.blog)
  • Ten lessons learned from a year of podcasting. (investorfieldguide)
  • Just don’t call it "climate change" (businessinsider)
  • Global Bear Market Checklist (wordpress)
  • Slow Job Growth Shows It’s Time for a Reform Push (nypost)
  • WTF is in your hot dog? (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • THIS is the best way to add yield to your portfolio. (mebfaber)

07/06/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

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  • Cities Looking to ‘Green Banks’ to Help Fund Sustainable Infrastructure (Citiscope)
  • It’s Going to Be a Bumpy Flight (Big Think)
  • The Inflation Target Trap of Central Bankers (project-syndicate)
  • Autonomous Future as Work From Home Continues to Grow (city-journal)
  • More Americans Say Immigrants Help Rather Than Hurt Economy (gallup)
  • Throwing Too Hard Is Killing Baseball’s Best Pitchers (wsj)
  • The best simple business models. (collaborativefund)
  • The backlash against sexual harassment in Silicon Valley is growing. (nytimes)
  • Stocks Still Don’t Look Very Expensive (realclearmarkets)
  • Yield, Hungry. Feed Me Seymour. (blogspot)
  • How to pick a co-founder. (blog.angel.co)
  • Grain prices are finally perking up. (seeitmarket)
  • A Bill To Attack Carried Interest Carries No Water (investors)
  • How quickly should you respond to an e-mail? (marginalrevolution)
  • Try it before you buy it is a big, new retail trend. (nytimes)
  • QVC+HSN=??? (variety)
  • How to Survive the Retail Crisis: A Master Class from T.J. Maxx (wsj)
  • Replies to Questions Not Being Asked Enough (alhambrapartners)
  • Renewables are at a Tipping Point (CSR)
  • US Corporate Finance: Show Me the Money (yardeni)
  • How can venture capital fix its sexual harassment problem? (fortune)
  • The Death of Gas-Powered Cars Is Greatly Exaggerated (cnn)
  • Stock market strategists are getting more bullish. (marketwatch)
  • Why Government Should Give People Free Money (facebook)
  • Unaddressed Low Wages & Inequality Will Only Make Things Worse (nytimes)
  • 2&20 is no more for smaller hedge funds. (wsj)
  • Where hedge funds shouldn’t locate. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Commodities look cheap relative to equities on a historical basis. (visualcapitalist)
  • The unicorn class of 2017, to-date. (pitchbook)
  • The ADP private employment report for June showed modest growth. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Helping Investors Understand the Importance of ESG (Forbes)
  • The world is changing at more rapidly than we can take in. (bloomberg)
  • Are you checking your portfolio too often? (mastersinvest)
  • Why would a VC pull a term sheet? (medium)
  • There Is Nothing More Expensive Than a Low-Wage Employee (realclearmarkets)
  • The EU/Japan Agreement Sends a Strong Signal to the World (realclearmarkets)
  • Californians Need More Representation, Not More Taxation (reason)
  • On the dangers of chasing growth. (m.signalvnoise)
  • A talk with Chris Douvous at Venture Investment Associates on the VC landscape. (capitalallocatorspodcast)
  • The Bull Market Keeps on Running (realclear)
  • Some value investors just don’t see the value in technology stocks. (nytimes)
  • Exxon’s Supports Carbon Tax and a Negotiated Surrender (Vox)
  • Baby Boomers Aren’t Financially Prepared for Retirement (marketwatch)
  • A Millennial Visits Kmart for First Time, Is Horrified (thestreet)
  • High ESG Performance Translates Into High Financial Performance (Forbes)
  • Price-Cutting Private Jet Shaking Up the Aircraft Market (usatoday)
  • What on Earth Is Wrong With Connecticut? (theatlantic)
  • Male and female entrepreneurs get asked different questions by VCs. (hbr)
  • Fed’s Concerned the Stock Market Is Being Irrational (nypost)
  • "The American auto industry is not in a good way." (crossingwallstreet)
  • How Do We Drain Swamp Without Knowing All the Agencies? (forbes)
  • Minimally Convincing (econlib)
  • Value Investing Is Ready to Stage a Comeback (barrons)
  • It’s hard to dispute that indexing isn’t distorting the stock market. (bloomberg)
  • Swiss Re is moving its entire $130bn investment portfolio to new, ethically-based benchmark indices. (ft)
  • Why Good Companies Aren’t Always Good Stocks (marketwatch)
  • Investing With ‘Green’ Ratings? It’s a Gray Area (NYT/Reuters)
  • Oldest Market Signal of All Sends a Fresh ‘Buy’ Signal (marketwatch)
  • Measuring how you spend your time is informative…and disconcerting. (nytimes)
  • 10 Attractively Valued Stocks With Competitive Edge (forbes)
  • The Motorcycle Industry Is Dying (bloomberg)
  • Brexit: Vote Leave chief who created £350m NHS claim on bus admits leaving EU could be "an error" (independent.co.uk)
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Increasing Employee Productivity by 30 percent (Greenbiz)
  • Wireless Will Create a Much Better World Absent Government (the-american-interest)
  • What if the Major Causes of Poverty Are Bad Decisions? (nationalreview)
  • New Dow Theory Signal: What Does It Mean for Stocks? (ciovaccocapital)
  • Why isn’t gold doing better? (marketanthropology)
  • How to plan if you are bad at planning. (hbr)
  •  America’s Top Bond Manager Never Falls in Love (bloomberg)
  • More female entrepreneurs have come forward to talk about inappropriate behavior by male VCs. (nytimes)
  • The electric car revolution is rapidly accelerating. (bloomberg)
  • The Fed Follows Script That Doesn’t Play Into Its Worldview (bloomberg)
  • A profile of John Zimmer CEO of Lyft. (nytimes)
  • We get the most of of investing when it is hard. (mullooly)
  • "There is no way back": China seeks to move away from coal as leaders embrace the science of climate change (seattletimes)
  • http://www.ussif.org/esg (ussif)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are still tracking at low levels. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Five questions every startup needs to be able to answer. (tomtunguz)
  • Airbnb works for short-term rentals. What about leases and subleases? That is where Flip comes in. (avc)

07/05/17 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The Most Valuable Global Brands (ft)
  • This is the true definition of confidence. (heleo)
  • Next Minsky Moment? Keep Eye on Sovereign Debt (bloomberg)
  • What retirees can do to offset cognitive decline. (bloomberg)
  • Worrying Is A Serious Offense (wordpress)
  • Big Path Capital is a boutique investment bank focused solely on socially responsible companies. (barrons)
  • Big Tech Deals Take a Holiday. Enjoy It While It Lasts. (bloomberg)
  • Apple Disrupts Silicon Valley w/New Headquarters (nytimes)
  • Investor statements don’t really tell them what they need to know. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • How to stop being a doormat. (quietrev)
  • What’s your vision for retirement? (petetheplanner)
  • Some tools and apps to help you save, budget and pay down debt. (genyplanning)
  • The case for increasing portfolio risk in retirement. (blog.cordantwealth)
  • Stock Market Has Been in
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  • The Most Valuable Global Brands (ft)
  • This is the true definition of confidence. (heleo)
  • Next Minsky Moment? Keep Eye on Sovereign Debt (bloomberg)
  • What retirees can do to offset cognitive decline. (bloomberg)
  • Worrying Is A Serious Offense (wordpress)
  • Big Path Capital is a boutique investment bank focused solely on socially responsible companies. (barrons)
  • Big Tech Deals Take a Holiday. Enjoy It While It Lasts. (bloomberg)
  • Apple Disrupts Silicon Valley w/New Headquarters (nytimes)
  • Investor statements don’t really tell them what they need to know. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • How to stop being a doormat. (quietrev)
  • What’s your vision for retirement? (petetheplanner)
  • Some tools and apps to help you save, budget and pay down debt. (genyplanning)
  • The case for increasing portfolio risk in retirement. (blog.cordantwealth)
  • Stock Market Has Been in a New Price Regime for 20 Years (yahoo)
  • The Kind of Investing that Could Make Retirement Easy (usatoday)
  • These are the 4 L’s of retirement planning. (retirementresearcher)
  • The Time I Got Recruited to Collude with the Russians (lawfareblog)
  • Hedge funds heart European stocks. (wsj)
  • Taking a Look at North Korea: Country & Military by the Numbers (247wallst)
  • U.S. Steel Imports and the National Security Myth (realclearmarkets)
  • If you haven’t tried to reduce your cellphone bill lately, you are missing out. (wsj)
  • Our Kids Will Thank Us for Rolling Back Net Neutrality (thefiscaltimes)
  • American Luxury Driving’s Back w/ Smart Man’s Rolls (spectator)
  • How to buy a stake in AQR. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Seven signs of overhyped fintech (blogs.lse.ac.uk)
  • What goes into the rent vs. buy decision. (humbledollar)
  • Obama’s Intervention In Investment Advice Predictably Failed (nationalreview)
  • A discussion with Jon Stein CEO of Betterment. (businessinsider)
  • Confidence Boomed After the Election. The Economy Hasn’t. (nytimes)
  • Are younger men really getting lured out of the work force by video games? (nytimes)
  • Closing retail stores will help remake suburbia. (bloomberg)
  • Activists are taking their show to Europe with some tweaks in tow. (ft)
  • We Need to Avoik the UK’s Mistakes, Do Taxes Right (nypost)
  • Managed futures for the last 12 months have matched the performance of bonds and commodities. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • June ISM: No Swoon to Report for Manufacturing (realclear)
  • Better Ways to Measure CEO Pay: Summary compensation tables massively understate what executives earn and don’t tell investors what they need to know (wsj)
  • Research shows retirement planning works. (papers.ssrn)
  • Claire Lew, "Err on the side of generosity. The way you want your employees to feel about their work will affect the way they do their work." (m.signalvnoise)
  • Shaking the Weak Economic Hand of Russia (project-syndicate)
  • There is still a chance to refinance your mortgage at below 4% rates. (financialsamurai)
  • Oh! What a Lovely Trade War (nytimes)
  • Two Big Lending Changes Mean It’s Easier to Get a Mortgage (cnbc)
  • Factor picking is the new sector picking. (pragcap)
  • Behavioral finance is for individuals, not markets (dpegan)
  • Another sign that quant isn’t as easy as it looks. (bloomberg)
  • Be A Patient Investor Like Buffett With These Stocks (forbes)
  • The View at the Beach: Our Favorite Summer Reads (bloomberg)
  • Speculators Are Ignoring the Major Cliff We’re Perched On (hussmanfunds)
  • Is This Exxon’s Secret Weapon Against Electric Cars? (oilprice)
  • Roger Federer Reminds Us Labor Market Works, Like a Market.. (si)
  • How to spot trend changes prior to a recession. (capitalspectator)
  • Even technology companies are recognizing the need for tangible assets, like real estate. (bloomberg)
  • Real estate near the new Apple ($AAPL) HQ is soaring in value. (nytimes)
  • Young Wall Street-types are none too happy. (businessinsider)
  • Shifting Sentiment? (schwab)
  • We Are the 99 Percent—Except for the Top 20 Percent of Us (thenation)
  • Revolutionaries don’t retire. (bigthink)
  • 2017 First Half Key Takeaways (wordpress)
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Is Suffocating Growth (usatoday)
  • Risks remain amid the global recovery (ft)
  • Four mistakes you make shopping on Amazon ($AMZN). (moneyish)
  • Poland’s economy is on the rise. (nytimes)
  • Low-Income Families Spend 40% of Their Money on Luxuries (marketwatch)
  • Americans are in no celebratory mood this 4th of July. But they should be (theguardian)
  • The Future According to Elon Musk&#xA0 (bloomberg)
  • Here’s Probably the Only Way to Fix North Korea Now (cnbc)
  • What History Truly Says About Low Stock-Market Volatility (bloomberg)
  • What a ‘faux-tirement’ can teach you about actual retirement. (beta.morningstar)

07/04/17 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Some signs of a market top. (wsj)
  • Old Age: Another Reason to Have Lots of Money Saved (spectator)
  • Gold or Bitcoin? Gold In Concert with Bitcoin Is Better Answer (forbes)
  • 4th of July: Reminder That Government Works for Us (realclearmarkets)
  • Shrinking U.S. Entitlement Fraud, the Great American Rip-Off (nationalreview)
  • Want to Call a Market Correction? Use Dr. X’s ‘Bubble’ Detector (forbes)
  • Federal Reserve Has No Ability To Manage Market Outcomes (forbes)
  • ETFs are just a vehicle to buy stocks [or anything else]. (etf)
  • Fortune 500 vs. S&P 500: you make the call. (blog.tfscapital)
  • Happy tenth anniversary to Vox EU. (voxeu)
  • How Businesses Are Fighting Cybercrime (fortune)
  • Oh, The Progressive Irony (cafehayek)
  • Making Less Money Is Much Easier Than a Total Lack of Job (reason)
  • Another
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07/02/17 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Exercise+Outdoors=Extra goodness. (nytimes)
  • Oaktree ($OAK) is getting into the BDC via an acquisition. (wsj)
  • Where Are Stocks Headed? Probably For a Slowdown (usatoday)
  • Nine things to do before bed. (medium)
  • The top ten emerging technologies of 2017. (scientificamerican)
  • There has got to be some middle ground between a 4-year degree and high school. (nytimes)
  • Ashton Kucher thinks actors could be automated out of the process. (finance.yahoo)
  • Increased HRs: It’s the balls! (fivethirtyeight)
  • Tim Tebow should become a knuckleballer. (sbnation)
  • How climate change will affect different parts of the US. (arstechnica)
  • Should we really be beaming our location out into space? (nytimes)
  • The grocery delivery business is getting more complex and competitive. (nytimes)
  • Rigged. Forced into debt. Worked past exhaustion. Left with nothing (usatoday)
  • 23 dangerous
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  • Exercise+Outdoors=Extra goodness. (nytimes)
  • Oaktree ($OAK) is getting into the BDC via an acquisition. (wsj)
  • Where Are Stocks Headed? Probably For a Slowdown (usatoday)
  • Nine things to do before bed. (medium)
  • The top ten emerging technologies of 2017. (scientificamerican)
  • There has got to be some middle ground between a 4-year degree and high school. (nytimes)
  • Ashton Kucher thinks actors could be automated out of the process. (finance.yahoo)
  • Increased HRs: It’s the balls! (fivethirtyeight)
  • Tim Tebow should become a knuckleballer. (sbnation)
  • How climate change will affect different parts of the US. (arstechnica)
  • Should we really be beaming our location out into space? (nytimes)
  • The grocery delivery business is getting more complex and competitive. (nytimes)
  • Rigged. Forced into debt. Worked past exhaustion. Left with nothing (usatoday)
  • 23 dangerous things you should let your kids do. (artofmanliness)
  • How to get over an aversion to whiskey. (wsj)
  • 14 defunct automobile brands. (visualcapitalist)
  • Strategists Take On History Calling S&P 500 Gains Exhausted (bloomberg)
  • Is a European Economic Miracle Unfolding? (project-syndicate)
  • Want to get people to use more sunscreen? Make it free. (fastcompany)
  • In praise of earthworms. (wsj)
  • Finish what you started. (medium)
  • Counter-terrorism was never meant to be Silicon Valley’s job. Is that why it’s failing? (theguardian)
  • If you were starting from scratch a lot of systems would get re-worked. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Charlie Munger’s talk on the psychology of human misjudgement. (feld)
  • It’s hard to see how corporate bond yields fall much further. (bloomberg)
  • Think you are eating genuine San Marzano tomatoes? Think again. (tastecooking)
  • The Amazon Echo Show is kinda ugly. (wired)
  • Convincing fake audio and video is coming. (economist)
  • The threat to technology’s monopolists isn’t competitors but anti-trust regulators. (exponent.fm)
  • Taste testing ten different hot dogs. (nytimes)
  • Pain patients prefer marijuana to opioids. (arstechnica)
  • The SEC is going to allow all companies to file confidential IPOs. (nytimes)
  • The new video-enabled Amazon Echo Show is hard to ignore. (fastcompany)
  • An graphical introduction to algorithms. (visualcapitalist)
  • Cyberattack Shows Why Old Tech Is Scarier than Hollywood AI (cnn)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • Three lessons from ‘Longvevity Village.’ (wsj)
  • Buybacks are back…courtesy of the big banks. (bloomberg)
  • Look East to China to Find the Next Catalyst for U.S. Recession (bloomberg)
  • The world’s stock markets had a great first half of the year. (thereformedbroker)
  • America’s big banks have an ‘all clear’ signal. (nytimes)
  • Modern technology is uniquely distracting. What can we do about it? (nautil.us)
  • A dozen lessons learned from Bill Gates Sr. (25iq)
  • The economic schedule for the July 4th week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Want your kids to enjoy math? Teach them how to play blackjack. (medium)
  • Germany May Offer Clearest Warning U.S. Bull Is Sputtering (marketwatch)
  • Can’t get your hands on a bottle of Pappy? Try this five bourbons instead. (bloomberg)
  • Fecal transplants are still a largely untested treatment. (buzzfeed)
  • Mortgage trades know a lot about you. (bloomberg)
  • The exodus of traders from banks to hedge funds is reversing. (bloomberg)
  • Redfin, the popular real estate listings site, has filed for IPO. (techcrunch)
  • Ketamine works quickly to alleviate depression but comes with serious side effects. (bigthink)
  • Activation energy: what it takes to get things rolling. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Did Obamacare Really Save People’s Lives? Rubbish (mises)
  • Carbondale, Illinois is at the center of the world when it comes to forthcoming solar eclipses. (nytimes)
  • Beer for brunch? Why not. (wsj)
  • Dogs and humans go back farther than commonly thought. (qz)
  • Does the day of the month matter for TAA strategies? (allocatesmartly)
  • This is how sperm whales sleep. (kottke)
  • A (Long) Chat with Peter L. Bernstein (jasonzweig)
  • How Phil Mickelson avoided insider trading charges. (golfdigest)
  • How poke became the hot new food trend. (bloomberg)
  • Clayton Kershaw may not be the best pitcher in baseball anymore. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Tennis players are playing at a high level into their 30s. (ft)
  • When are doctors too old to practice? (wsj)
  • A few highlights from the Evidence-Based Investing Conference West. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • Should men get screened for prostate cancer? (mobile.nytimes)
  • Opioids could kill 500,000 Americans over the next decade. (statnews)
  • Big Question Mark Is Hanging Over Hottest Trend In Investing (businessinsider)
  • On the benefits of relaxation training. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Can a Bitcoin Felon Help Make Cryptocurrency a Trillion-Dollar Market? (fortune)
  • Texas is the nation’s leader in wind power. (dallasfed)
  • How to have a great vacation: six science-backed secrets. (bakadesuyo)
  • Colleges are teaching kids how to fail. (nytimes)
  • Is a more publisher-friendly Google ($GOOGL) Chrome browser going to work? (venturebeat)
  • Berkshire Hathaway ($BRK.A) is now the largest holder of Bank of America ($BAC) stock. (wsj)
  • 14 beer brands that no longer qualify as craft beers. (businessinsider)
  • What is a digital monopoly? (stratechery)
  • Amazon’s ($AMZN) vision for computing is pretty simple. (nytimes)
  • The joys of the classic ice cream sandwich. (nytimes)
  • The threat from a robot takeover is overhyped. (ft)
  • Spectre of Old Normal Gives Investors a Fright (reuters)
  • Could Amazon’s ($AMZN) rise kick off a capex boom? (thereformedbroker)
  • Why pitcher Chris Sale never shakes off his catcher. (wsj)
  • A great list of life maxims. (falkenblog.blogspot)
  • China’s all-seeing surveillance state is reading its citizens’ faces (wsj)
  • America has an egg oversupply problem/opportunity. (bloomberg)
  • Why are men so overconfident? (bigthink)
  • The Amazon Echo show also has a touchscreen. (wired)
  • A diary from the Evidence-Based Investing Conference West. (evidenceinvestor.co.uk)
  • Do you need an Amazon Echo Show? (bloomberg)
  • Warren Buffett’s BofA Rescue Was His Crisis-Era Masterpiece (forbes)
  • Tom Lee: These Stocks Are Market ‘Pariahs,’ So Buy Them (cnbc)
  • It’s hard to overestimate the impact of the Apple ($AAPL) iPhone. (daringfireball)
  • The July 2017 Mutual Fund Observer is out with a look at taking control of your portfolio. (mutualfundobserver)
  • Why don’t our teeth fit properly in the jaw? (aeon.co)

06/30/17 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Keystone Comes A Cropper (alhambrapartners)
  • Jesse Felder talks with Todd Harrison about his new investment direction. (thefelderreport)
  • Feel Good About the Markets? Maybe You Shouldn’t Read This (nytimes)
  • Barry Ritholtz speaks with Prof. Anindya Ghose author of "Tap: Unlocking the Mobile Economy." (ritholtz)
  • Made in America: Bad News and the Good Bad News (nytimes)
  • Commuter Hell, Thought Leaders and Better Grilling – Barry Ritholtz (bloomberg)
  • CWS Market Review – June 30, 2017 – Eddy Elfenbein (crossingwallstreet)
  • The Truth About Immigrants and Benefits from Government (thenation)
  • A Short History of Radio Explains iPhone’s Success (hbr)
  • Mishaps, Blue Aprons and Greenshoes – Matt Levine (bloomberg)
  • Why Tapping Into Retirement Plans Can Make Sense (usatoday)
  • Why Fredric Bastiat Is Relevant As Ever (fee)
  • Investors Are Spooked by Policy
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  • Keystone Comes A Cropper (alhambrapartners)
  • Jesse Felder talks with Todd Harrison about his new investment direction. (thefelderreport)
  • Feel Good About the Markets? Maybe You Shouldn’t Read This (nytimes)
  • Barry Ritholtz speaks with Prof. Anindya Ghose author of "Tap: Unlocking the Mobile Economy." (ritholtz)
  • Made in America: Bad News and the Good Bad News (nytimes)
  • Commuter Hell, Thought Leaders and Better Grilling – Barry Ritholtz (bloomberg)
  • CWS Market Review – June 30, 2017 – Eddy Elfenbein (crossingwallstreet)
  • The Truth About Immigrants and Benefits from Government (thenation)
  • A Short History of Radio Explains iPhone’s Success (hbr)
  • Mishaps, Blue Aprons and Greenshoes – Matt Levine (bloomberg)
  • Why Tapping Into Retirement Plans Can Make Sense (usatoday)
  • Why Fredric Bastiat Is Relevant As Ever (fee)
  • Investors Are Spooked by Policy Interplay in Washington, D.C. (marketwatch)
  • Monish Pabrai gives a Google Talk on the downside of individual stock research. (youtube)
  • Bruce Berkowitz Seeks Return to Glory by Betting on Sears: Previous fund manager of the decade has seen his fund’s assets shrink 89% since 2011 (wsj)
  • Make Progress Exciting Again: A Big Bang Theory of Capitalism (weeklystandard)
  • Changing your mind is hard but oftentimes is worth it. (pca.st)
  • Marc Maron talks with one of the funniest people alive: Jason Mantzoukas. (wtfpod)
  • Further reading – Kadhim Shubber (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Do meditation apps really work? A discussion with Headspace CEO Rich Pierson with Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode. (recode)
  • Three Reasons To Expect A Stronger Euro (knowledgeleaderscapital)
  • The Prize and the Price of the Fed’s Opportunistic Tightening (pimco)
  • Four Problems Looming Over Historic U.S. Expansion (blogs.wsj)
  • Tim Ferriss talks with Blake Mycoskie the founder of TOMS. (tim.blog)
  • Why the Child Tax Credit Isn’t Enough to Help Working Families (aei)
  • The Run On the Dollar and Yen Continues (realclearmarkets)
  • America Obsesses About a Russia That’s Stuck In the 1970s (bloomberg)
  • Part 2 of a discussion with Charles Koch of Koch Industries. (freakonomics)
  • Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway talk with the real-life Wendy Rhoades, Dr. Brett Steenbarger. (bloomberg)
  • How to Use Loyalty Points to Travel Like a Millionaire (newyorker)
  • Penn Station Is New York’s Commuter Hell, and It’s About to Get Worse (bloomberg)
  • James Altucher talks with Fred Stoller author of the new book "Five Minutes to Kill." (jamesaltucher)
  • James Altucher talks with Charlie Hoehn about getting past stress and anxiety. (medium)
  • Thirteen Ways to Instantly Become Better at Grilling (bloomberg)
  • Weekend Reads for Investors: Wake Up from the Summer Doldrums Edition – Jason Voss (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Michael Covel talks with Anthony Tjan author of “Good People: The Only Leadership Decision That Really Matters.” (trendfollowingradio)
  • Brett McKay talks with Bill Irvine author of "A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy." (artofmanliness)
  • Economists’ Famous Last Words (blogspot)
  • The U.S. Needs to Fight Global Abuse of Antitrust (investors)
  • Russ Roberts talks with Robin Feldman author of "Drug Wars: How Big Pharma Raises Prices and Keeps Generics Off the Market." (econtalk)
  • Kids These Days: Why Don’t They Work Summers? (time)
  • Bill Simmons talks with Judd Apatow about standup comedy and "The Big Sick." (soundcloud)
  • Dollar Bulls Have a Lot To Worry About (marketwatch)
  • Tyler Cowen talks with Senator Ben Sasse author of "The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis–and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance." (medium)
  • Fed Should Plan Income/GDP/Inflation Better (nationalreview)
  • How Apple’s iPhone changed the world: 10 years in 10 charts (recode)
  • Bonds With A Draghi Tattoo (wordpress)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Scott Norton co-founder of the recently acquired condiment maker Sir Kensington. (investorfieldguide)

06/29/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Crowdfunding should net-net be a benefit to companies. (papers.ssrn)
  • You can’t value Uber without some heroic assumptions. (aswathdamodaran.blogspot)
  • ‘Secular Stagnation’ Is a Witless Idea of Ivery-Towered Economists (mauldineconomics)
  • Shades of Neville Chamberlain In Yellen’s Crisis Prediction (realclearmarkets)
  • Hunter Walk, "As a founder you should understand your VC’s decision making process, both for navigating the pre-investment phase and also for understanding how the partnership overall feels about your prospects." (hunterwalk)
  • The surprising benefits of anxiety (qz)
  • More women founders and VCs are setting the table for cultural change. (gothamgal)
  • Was Moody’s Downgrade of China Warranted? (project-syndicate)
  • How to Invest Tax Efficiently Year-Round (investopedia)
  • A refresher on A/B testing. (hbr)
  • Was last week a turning point for the dominant Silicon Valley culture/mindset? (medium)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims
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  • Crowdfunding should net-net be a benefit to companies. (papers.ssrn)
  • You can’t value Uber without some heroic assumptions. (aswathdamodaran.blogspot)
  • ‘Secular Stagnation’ Is a Witless Idea of Ivery-Towered Economists (mauldineconomics)
  • Shades of Neville Chamberlain In Yellen’s Crisis Prediction (realclearmarkets)
  • Hunter Walk, "As a founder you should understand your VC’s decision making process, both for navigating the pre-investment phase and also for understanding how the partnership overall feels about your prospects." (hunterwalk)
  • The surprising benefits of anxiety (qz)
  • More women founders and VCs are setting the table for cultural change. (gothamgal)
  • Was Moody’s Downgrade of China Warranted? (project-syndicate)
  • How to Invest Tax Efficiently Year-Round (investopedia)
  • A refresher on A/B testing. (hbr)
  • Was last week a turning point for the dominant Silicon Valley culture/mindset? (medium)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are still at low levels. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Interested in mesh wi-fi? The second generation Eero "works as advertised, and delivers on its promise of whole-home wireless coverage in an attractive, user-friendly package." (engadget)
  • Big Tech Needs To Watch Its Back (thereformedbroker)
  • Economists Realize What We All Knew About Minimum Wage (nationalreview)
  • The iPhone is even more important than we can currently grasp. (asymco)
  • The idea of what an index is supposed to do has gotten all tangled up with the rise of ETFs. (bloomberg)
  • History Says It’s a Good Time to Be Overweight Gold (realclear)
  • Ten commandments of startup success from Reid Hoffman. (tim.blog)
  • Private placement life insurance is the hot new tax avoidance scheme. (bloomberg)
  • Professional lice removal is now a business. (qz)
  • The world of startups is not hospitable towards mothers. (theguardian)
  • MailChimp is moving beyond e-mail in order to help its customers. (fastcompany)
  • Endorse: "Baby Driver." (wsj)
  • France really wants to build a Silicon Valley-like culture. (nytimes)
  • Rotten Tomatoes’ power is only growing. (wired)
  • Finance Is In the Midst of a Regulatory Reform ‘Quilting Bee’ (realclearmarkets)
  • EU’s Google Attack Is Really War Against High-Tech U.S. Innovation (investors)
  • R.I.P.? The Way Wall Street Has Taught You to Invest for 60 Years (cnbc)
  • What Charles Darwin Owes Adam Smith (fee)
  • Thank Goodness Apple’s iPhone Violated Net Neutrality in ’07 (realclearmarkets)
  • The planets, like grains of sand (syfy)
  • Some Really Stupid Things Uttered by Some Really Smart People (realclearmarkets)
  • Why Nike ($NKE) hooked up with Amazon ($AMZN). (wsj)
  • This Move In Stocks and Bonds Makes Sense And Is Dangerous (forbes)
  • What happens if Illinois gets cut to junk status? (wsj)
  • Not Even Tiger Could Make Golf Profitable for Nike (bloomberg)
  • Min. Wage Critics Typically Oversell the Seattle Study Findings (latimes)
  • Why VC syndicates matter so much. (avc)
  • Why Stockpicking Is Only Slightly Better Than Winning Lottery (marketwatch)
  • Why a supersonic airliner, the Boom, is much more feasible today. (techcrunch)
  • A Detailed Look at Blue Apron’s Challenging Unit Economics (linkedin)
  • Creativity happens when you aren’t busy. (qz)
  • Five things men can do to avoid "being one of those guys." (medium)
  • Blame Amazon ($AMZN) for the poor reception to the Blue Apron ($APRN) IPO. (businessinsider)
  • The Bulls Are Still Winning (barrons)
  • How Superrich Have Funded New Class of Intellectual (newrepublic)
  • Firms do deals, not individual VCs. (medium)
  • Financials are the best performing sector over the past year. (capitalspectator)
  • Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science? (theguardian)
  • The early traits of a $100 million company. (hackernoon)
  • Apollo Global ($APO) just raised the biggest PE fund ever, $23.5 billion. (breakingviews)
  • The Most Unaffordable Place to Live In America Is … (moneyish)
  • An Ominous Sign For The Economy (mauldineconomics)
  • History’s Biggest Butterfly Effect Occurred On This Day (wordpress)
  • Apple vs. Google: Which Is the Better Stock Bet? (cnn)
  • Amazon Prime Day is coming! Get the best deals available until the holidays. (money.cnn)
  • There is a cash crunch in VC land. (qz)
  • Remember when technology was supposed to be hard? (theverge)
  • The iPhone has made the phone part superfluous. (bloomberg)
  • Foolhardy: Staples’ $6.9B Buyout May End in Shredder (reuters)
  • 40 Years From Now, The U.S. Could Look Like Las Vegas (fivethirtyeight)
  • Global Demography: Birth Dearth & Urbanization (yardeni)