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Friday, May 27, 2016

Toyota in talks to acquire Boston Dynamics from Google - Tech Insider

Tech is hardware.



Toyota in talks to acquire Boston Dynamics from Google - Tech Insider

Full text of Obama's speech in Hiroshima | The Japan Times

Full text of Obama's speech in Hiroshima | The Japan Times

Hiroshima Survivor Cries, and Obama Gives Him a Hug - The New York Times

Hiroshima Survivor Cries, and Obama Gives Him a Hug - The New York Times

Against Anticompetitive Regulation

Against Anticompetitive Regulation

Guns, weed and relevance | The Economist

Guns, weed and relevance | The Economist

Donald Trump’s tax affairs are part of a bigger pattern — FT.com

Donald Trump’s tax affairs are part of a bigger pattern — FT.com

Finding Better Ideas to Rebuild America - Bloomberg View

Finding Better Ideas to Rebuild America - Bloomberg View

Lobbyists Are Behind the Rise in Corporate Profits

Lobbyists Are Behind the Rise in Corporate Profits

CEOs with Lots of Stock Options Are More Likely to Break Laws

Incentives matter.



CEOs with Lots of Stock Options Are More Likely to Break Laws

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

How to Grill - NYT Cooking

How to Grill - NYT Cooking

A lesson on infrastructure from the Anderson Bridge fiasco - The Boston Globe

74 Bobcats named NESCAC Spring All-Academic | Athletics | Bates College

74 Bobcats named NESCAC Spring All-Academic | Athletics | Bates College

The world’s richest hedge fund will get help from CT taxpayers | For What It's Worth

Donald Trump

Just watch and listen to the man. Don’t concoct elaborate rationalizations. Just watch and listen.




Donald Trump

Savor the success you’ve earned — but acknowledge the role that luck has played - MarketWatch

The Big Uneasy - The New Yorker

Stumbling and Mumbling: Prospect theory & populism

Trump supporters are buying vol.



Stumbling and Mumbling: Prospect theory & populism

TheMoneyIllusion � When the GOP still had some decency (“open the border both ways”)

What the hell is going on? - Marginal REVOLUTION

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Economic History Readings (updated 19.05.16) | Pseudoerasmus

In Japan’s Slow Economy, Rare Price Rise Prompts Surplus of Remorse - The New York Times

Untold Damage: America’s Overlooked Gun Violence - The New York Times

Medicaid Expansion in Texas: What's at Stake? - The Commonwealth Fund

The Vietnam War Is Still Killing People - The New Yorker

Meng Bill to Remove the Term "Oriental" from U.S. Law Signed by President Obama | Congresswoman Grace Meng

Friday, May 20, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Obama, at Rutgers, jabs at Trump - Business Insider

Service Work Is Skilled Work. Get Over It. — Plz Pay Up — Medium

News flash on hedge fund pay for Cliff Asness — FT.com

When Did Optimism Become Uncool? - The New York Times

How to Lose $3 Million in 1 Second - Scientific American Blog Network

China’s Newest Challenge Is Adapting to Its Aging Population - The Atlantic

TheMoneyIllusion � Hail Caesar!

what do you owe to people who are guilty of being wrong? | Fredrik deBoer

Luxury lodge-hopping in New Zealand — FT.com

Japan’s Snow Peak stakes claim to global glamping — FT.com

Saturday, May 14, 2016

“Do Not Resist” and the Crisis of Police Militarization - The New Yorker

Why America’s impressive 5% unemployment rate feels like a lie for so many — Quartz

Gold Standard Ramen: $180 for Noodle Soup - WSJ

Automation and unemployment are coming, but I guess we’ll manage – The Foretellix Blog

What Was the Greatest Era for Innovation? A Brief Guided Tour - The New York Times

Americans Don’t Miss Manufacturing — They Miss Unions | FiveThirtyEight

That’s Right, $63 Million for a Football Stadium … for High Schoolers - The New York Times

Friday, May 13, 2016

The Sumo Matchup Centuries In The Making | FiveThirtyEight

Hiroshima: Before and After the Atomic Bombing - The Atlantic

The Improvisational Oncologist - The New York Times

Getting Your Career Back on Track After a Catastrophic Error

Getting Your Career Back on Track After a Catastrophic Error

Why Free Speech Matters on Campus - WSJ

Hedging on the Case Against Hedge Funds - Bloomberg View

Research: You Have Fewer Friends than You Think

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Cynical rivals must stop cuddling up to Trump | Comment | The Times & The Sunday Times

7 Things to Say When a Conversation Turns Negative

Happiness precedes trading success - SMB Capital - Trading Education

Barack Obama’s difficult balancing act in Hiroshima — FT.com

Cracks are appearing in fintech lenders — FT.com



"Bad loans are always bad loans, no matter how you disguise them"



Cracks are appearing in fintech lenders — FT.com

A Nightmare Court, Worthy of Dickens - The New York Times

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

LendingClub's Troubles Bring Back Bad Memories - Bloomberg View

Hillary Clinton wants to let people "buy in" to Medicare - Vox

Crooks, terrorists, tax evaders: Can new shell company rule stop them? | Reuters

Port-Trucking Firms Run Into Labor Dispute - WSJ

Outsmart Your Next Angry Outburst

Banking’s New Normal - The New Yorker

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tim Harford — Article — The odds are you won’t know when to quit

The Unbelievable Reality of the Impossible Hyperloop

a fellow stupendous in facial hair, engineering chops, and name:





The Unbelievable Reality of the Impossible Hyperloop

This Donald Trump delegate wants to deport anyone with a "trace of Negro blood" - Vox

The Problem with Obamacare | The Baseline Scenario

GOP Senate Must Not Investigate Facebook | National Review

Remember that study saying America is an oligarchy? 3 rebuttals say it's wrong. - Vox

How Donald Trump happened: Racism against Barack Obama.

How Donald Trump happened: Racism against Barack Obama.

Economic Musings - Marketplace Lending Takeaways

There's Too Much Red Tape (But Only a Little) - Bloomberg View

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Obama's full remarks at Howard University commencement ceremony - POLITICO

I am not saying gaps do not persist. Obviously, they do. Racism persists. Inequality persists. Don’t worry -- I’m going to get to that. But I wanted to start, Class of 2016, by opening your eyes to the moment that you are in. If you had to choose one moment in history in which you could be born, and you didn’t know ahead of time who you were going to be -- what nationality, what gender, what race, whether you’d be rich or poor, gay or straight, what faith you'd be born into -- you wouldn’t choose 100 years ago. You wouldn’t choose the fifties, or the sixties, or the seventies. You’d choose right now. 

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/obamas-howard-commencement-transcript-222931#ixzz480gFv96H 
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Obama's full remarks at Howard University commencement ceremony - POLITICO

Barack Obama Attacks Conservative Ideology in Flint Speech - Flint Water Crisis

Satisfaction v populism — FT.com

The Cost of the Cultural Revolution, Fifty Years Later - The New Yorker

The Cost of the Cultural Revolution, Fifty Years Later - The New Yorker

Instrumental City: The View from Hudson Yards

Economist Removed from Plane for Algebra - Marginal REVOLUTION

Only in America

Economist Removed from Plane for Algebra - Marginal REVOLUTION

Lunch with the FT: David Petraeus — FT.com

A U.S. Admiral’s Bluntness Rattles China, and Washington - The New York Times

Monday, May 02, 2016

Conner Eldridge for U.S. Senate - "Harassment" - YouTube

Pennsylvania: ACA Medicaid expansion breaks 625K in first year | ACASignups.net

Five Big Truths About Trade - WSJ

How Travel Can Enhance and Inform Your Life — Medium

Japan Inc revises FX forecasts — FT.com

Index Investing Makes Markets and Economies More Efficient | PHILOSOPHICAL ECONOMICS

Anemic Wage Growth Restraining Economy - WSJ

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Book Review: Albion’s Seed | Slate Star Codex

Amtrak turns 45 today. Here's why American passenger trains are so bad. - Vox

Daniel J. Berrigan, Defiant Priest Who Preached Pacifism, Dies at 94 - The New York Times

Best restaurants in America - Business Insider

Warren Buffett: Trump? Hillary? Doesn't matter, we'll be fine

President Obama Messaging: The Selling of Obama - POLITICO Magazine

The Fat Pitch: When 'Buy and Hold' Works, And When It Doesn't

Or chart the Nikkei from 1989 to 2019....



The Fat Pitch: When 'Buy and Hold' Works, And When It Doesn't

Why So Many Smart People Aren’t Happy - The Atlantic

Here's Your Degree. Now Go Defeat Demagogues. - Bloomberg View

On Becoming Anti-Bernie — Medium

Only successful people can afford a CV of failure | Sonia Sodha | Opinion | The Guardian