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Friday, November 20, 2015

Democrat Wins Mississippi House Race After Drawing Straw - The New York Times

Democracy in action



Democrat Wins Mississippi House Race After Drawing Straw - The New York Times

Economist's View: 'Some Big Changes in Macroeconomic Thinking from Lawrence Summers'

Economist's View: 'Some Big Changes in Macroeconomic Thinking from Lawrence Summers'

Life in an American concentration camp

Life in an American concentration camp

Saudi Arabia, an ISIS That Has Made It - The New York Times

Saudi Arabia, an ISIS That Has Made It - The New York Times

The Space Doctor’s Big Idea - The New Yorker





Einstein in 1000 common words.



The Space Doctor’s Big Idea - The New Yorker

Why Pensions and Hedge Funds Don’t Mix - The New York Times

Japan’s star is on the rise — with a lot of help from QE — FT.com

Japan’s star is on the rise — with a lot of help from QE — FT.com

Thursday, November 12, 2015

David and Willie - YouTube

David and Willie - YouTube

How to Tie Your Shoes and Lace Your Shoes the Best Way - Bloomberg Business

How to Tie Your Shoes and Lace Your Shoes the Best Way - Bloomberg Business

10 top writing tips and the psychology behind them - without bullshit

10 top writing tips and the psychology behind them - without bullshit

Beyond Banking: traditional talent pool dries up for hedge funds — FT.com

Beyond Banking: traditional talent pool dries up for hedge funds — FT.com

New derivation of pi links quantum physics and pure math

New derivation of pi links quantum physics and pure math

The Economy Is Better — Why Don’t Voters Believe It? | FiveThirtyEight

The Economy Is Better — Why Don’t Voters Believe It? | FiveThirtyEight

The culture that is France

France won’t dine with Iran unless wine is served - The Washington Post

Coke, Cookies and Universal Banks - Bloomberg View

Coke, Cookies and Universal Banks - Bloomberg View:



As is now clear, traditional banking attracts one kind of talent, which is entirely different from the kinds drawn towards investment banking and trading. Traditional bankers tend to be extroverts, sociable people who are focused on longer term relationships. They are, in many important respects, risk averse. Investment bankers and their traders are more short termist. They are comfortable with, and many even seek out, risk and are more focused on immediate reward. In addition, investment banking organisations tend to organise and focus on products rather than customers. This creates fundamental differences in values.

China loses its top voice at the World Bank — FT.com

China loses its top voice at the World Bank — FT.com

Yes, Marco Rubio, philosophers matter and we need more | Fusion

Yes, Marco Rubio, philosophers matter and we need more | Fusion

Market Timing Is Back in the Hunt for Investors | Institutional Investor

Market Timing Is Back in the Hunt for Investors | Institutional Investor

The euro was pointless | FT Alphaville

The euro was pointless | FT Alphaville

Market Timing Is Back in the Hunt for Investors | Institutional Investor

Market Timing Is Back in the Hunt for Investors | Institutional Investor

Atul Gawande dicusses health care’s 'dramatic transformation'

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

5 things you should know about the Republican welfare state - Vox

This $13tn question is more important than ever | Larry Summers blog

Harvard Free Speech: Is the Freedom in Danger? | TIME.com

What’s Really Going On at Yale — Medium

Why Did the Death Rate Rise Among Middle-Aged White Americans? - The New Yorker

Tim Harford — Article — When wishful thinking becomes wasteful

Tim Harford — Article — When wishful thinking becomes wasteful

Monday, November 09, 2015

The Halloween Costume Controversy at Yale's Silliman College - The Atlantic

World Economic Forum on Twitter: "This is what the US life expectancy gap looks like https://t.co/JeZQ3wIDdH #economics https://t.co/PcxWhJcaRS"

World Economic Forum on Twitter: "This is what the US life expectancy gap looks like https://t.co/JeZQ3wIDdH #economics https://t.co/PcxWhJcaRS"

We know substance abuse deaths are rising. But Medicare won't let researchers study the problem. - Vox

Harvard Aggressively Defends Affirmative Action - Bloomberg Business

Harvard Aggressively Defends Affirmative Action - Bloomberg Business

Here's What Happens When Photographers Are Told Different Stories About A Person

Here's What Happens When Photographers Are Told Different Stories About A Person

So what are we ~doing~ about suicide, substance abuse, and pain? | The Incidental Economist

What a Year of Job Rejections Taught Me About Pitching Myself

Adam Weiss Of Scout Capital: It's Time To Short Activism

High-frequency trading and market quality: What’s the deal? | Bank Underground

All That Glitters Is Not Gold: An Analysis of U.S. Public Pension Investments in Hedge Funds - Roosevelt Institute

How to make MD at Goldman Sachs

Bonuses, Bail-Ins and Down Rounds - Bloomberg View

Stunning

In other news, only 14 percent of managing directors at Goldman have MBAs.

Bonuses, Bail-Ins and Down Rounds - Bloomberg View

Technological Progress Anxiety: Thinking About "Peak Horse" and the Possibility of "Peak Human"

Richard H. Serlin: Robot/AI revolution decimating employment and wages, not just could it happen, has it largely happened already? Surprising data

Grasp the reality of China’s rise — FT.com

Pfizer Piles Profits Abroad - WSJ

U.S. Targets Pharmacies Over Soaring Claims to Military Health Program - WSJ

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Sainthood price-tag leaks stir Vatican fury — FT.com

Age adjustment mortality update - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise

How Politics Shaped General Relativity - The New York Times

How Politics Shaped General Relativity - The New York Times

New Yorkers Face Hard Decisions After Collapse of Health Republic Insurance - The New York Times

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Goldman attempts to woo junior bankers with swift promotions — FT.com

The Lure of Luxury | Boston Review

The Lure of Luxury | Boston Review

Short-Term Thinking - The New York Times

Short-Term Thinking - The New York Times

Sanctions, Spoofers, Bits and Gold - Bloomberg View

Sanctions, Spoofers, Bits and Gold - Bloomberg View



One important lesson from the last few years of bank scandals is: Don't put it in writing. A lot of people got that wrong. Fine. But the really surprising thing is the number of people who came so close to getting it right, but for one small mistake. They knew not to put it in writing, and they told their colleagues not to put it in writing. Their mistake -- it is a subtle one -- is that they told their colleagues not to put it in writing in writing.

Marco Rubio’s tax plan gives a huge gift to the top 0.0003 percent - The Washington Post

Marco Rubio’s tax plan gives a huge gift to the top 0.0003 percent - The Washington Post

To Improve Your Focus, Notice How You Lose It

To Improve Your Focus, Notice How You Lose It

Elder Bush Says His Son Was Served Badly by Aides - The New York Times

Elder Bush Says His Son Was Served Badly by Aides - The New York Times