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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Good News You May Have Missed in 2014 | Bill Gates

Good News You May Have Missed in 2014 | Bill Gates

interfluidity � Surge!

Supply might not be elastic. But Uber tells us so.

"There is no solid case that price-rationing is optimal or even remotely a good idea when dispersion of purchasing power is very large. "

"people have a strong preference for price-predictability over immediate access"

interfluidity � Surge!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Tragedy of the American Military - The Atlantic

The Tragedy of the American Military - The Atlantic

The secret to the Uber economy is wealth inequality - Quartz

The secret to the Uber economy is wealth inequality - Quartz

Schooled - The New Yorker

Schooled - The New Yorker

What Executive Assistants Know About Managing Up - HBR

What Executive Assistants Know About Managing Up - HBR

Five Business Goals to Achieve in the New Year | Stanford Graduate School of Business

Five Business Goals to Achieve in the New Year | Stanford Graduate School of Business

Sunk Costs are Sunk: An Application to a Starbuck's Run, David Henderson | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

Sunk Costs are Sunk: An Application to a Starbuck's Run, David Henderson | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Stephen Colbert monologue that you'll never be able to forget - Vox

The Stephen Colbert monologue that you'll never be able to forget - Vox

Howard Marks on Oil

http://www.oaktreecapital.com/MemoTree/The%20Lessons%20of%20Oil.pdf

Investment: Loser’s game - FT.com

Investment: Loser’s game - FT.com

A Better Way Out by Marcia Angell | The New York Review of Books

A Better Way Out by Marcia Angell | The New York Review of Books

The Cutlery Chronicles: JAPAN: tsukiji fish market tuna auction - 10 FAQ's answered

The Cutlery Chronicles: JAPAN: tsukiji fish market tuna auction - 10 FAQ's answered

Cold, Cough, Flu: Best Medicines For Your Symptoms - Iodine

Cold, Cough, Flu: Best Medicines For Your Symptoms - Iodine

Thursday, December 11, 2014

How (And Why) Cronyism Works | National Review Online

How (And Why) Cronyism Works | National Review Online

Oil Addiction

Comparing living standards over time

Comparing living standards over time

In Defense of A Troublesome Inheritance�|�Nicholas Wade

In Defense of <i>A Troublesome Inheritance</i>�|�Nicholas Wade:



 "People need not be identical twins to be equal before God, before the law, and in their rights to equality of opportunity.

Senate Report: We Tortured Prisoners, It Didn't Work, and We Lied About It | Mother Jones

Senate Report: We Tortured Prisoners, It Didn't Work, and We Lied About It | Mother Jones

Human Spaceflight (everything is to scale) - Imgur

Human Spaceflight (everything is to scale) - Imgur

The Budget Deal Gives the Pentagon Just As Much Money As It Got During the Iraq War | Mother Jones

The Budget Deal Gives the Pentagon Just As Much Money As It Got During the Iraq War | Mother Jones

Jon Stewart Admits His Error

Admit errors.



Jon Stewart Admits His Error

Sunday, December 07, 2014

China Has Overtaken the U.S. as the World’s Largest Economy | Vanity Fair

China Has Overtaken the U.S. as the World’s Largest Economy | Vanity Fair

How the ISIS war looks from Baghdad - Vox

How the ISIS war looks from Baghdad - Vox

Noahpinion: Five reasons Japan could never have won WW2

Noahpinion: Five reasons Japan could never have won WW2

Mistakes maketh the man - FT.com

Mistakes maketh the man - FT.com

Timken Bows to Activist Investors, and Splits in Two - NYTimes.com

Timken Bows to Activist Investors, and Splits in Two - NYTimes.com

In Los Angeles, a Nimby Battle Pits Millionaires vs. Billionaires - NYTimes.com

Energy Firms in Secretive Alliance With Attorneys General - NYTimes.com

Energy Firms in Secretive Alliance With Attorneys General - NYTimes.com

How Technology Could Help Fight Income Inequality - NYTimes.com

How Technology Could Help Fight Income Inequality - NYTimes.com

More on the Continuing Weakness of the Labor Market | Beat the Press

More on the Continuing Weakness of the Labor Market | Beat the Press

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

My Ferguson Problem - NYTimes.com

My Ferguson Problem - NYTimes.com:



we can afford to undertake reforms to reduce incarceration rates and limit “warrior cop” (and related) excesses, and that conservatives, in particular, have both a moral obligation to take the lead in such reforms (as many conservative-governed states and some national Republican politicians have done) and a political incentive to show minority communities that the G.O.P. is capable of questioning abuses of state power (and unionized overreach!) even when it isn’t a Republican constituency getting the short end of the stick.

Goldman Is Helping Uber Raise Money From Rich People - Bloomberg View

Goldman Is Helping Uber Raise Money From Rich People - Bloomberg View

Technological Obsolescence of Labor | askblog

Technological Obsolescence of Labor | askblog

Monday, December 01, 2014

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned From Bill Murray about Business, Money, Startups, Investing and Life in General | 25iq

Two comedians say profound things today.



A Dozen Things I’ve Learned From Bill Murray about Business, Money, Startups, Investing and Life in General | 25iq

Waving a Magic Wand

Over at the Cato Institute: Waving a Magic Wand for Economic Growth: Daily Focus (Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality...)

PE

On valuations



http://cdn1.valuewalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/document-805915460.pdf

Chris Rock on Ferguson, Cosby, and Obama -- Vulture

Profound statements on race:

White people were crazy. Now they’re not as crazy. To say that black people have made progress would be to say they deserve what happened to them before.

Chris Rock on Ferguson, Cosby, and Obama -- Vulture

Dr. Ed's Blog: Oil’s Winners & Losers (excerpt)

Dr. Ed's Blog: Oil’s Winners & Losers (excerpt)