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Monday, June 19, 2017

Grocery Deals and Bond Ethics - Bloomberg

Grocery Deals and Bond Ethics - Bloomberg



 It selects a lot of people who will probably be powerful later, marinates them in elitism for a little while, and then spits them out 

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Where College Seniors Are Falling Short - WSJ

Where College Seniors Are Falling Short - WSJ

finance

finance:

But if one steps back and looks at the 2016 election in a longer-term perspective, the most important conclusion is that after 16 years and five presidential elections, Democrats have profoundly failed to expand the sociological base of their coalition. The geographic and demographic profile of Hillary Clinton’s support in 2016 looks almost identical to the contours of Al Gore’s support in 2000. The Democratic coalition remains based on almost exactly the same “McGovern coalition” of minorities, youth, single women, and educated professionals

Has science cracked the peanut allergy?

Has science cracked the peanut allergy?

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Airlines, Stock Splits and Voting - Bloomberg

Airlines, Stock Splits and Voting - Bloomberg:



But I think the "index funds ruin capitalism" story�is best read as just one strand of a larger "financial capitalism ruins capitalism" story, and while the index funds story is still pretty niche, the financial capitalism story has become very popular. In this story,�managers and investors have stopped thinking of companies as�companies, as human networks of employees and customers and investors, and now think of them instead as�numbers, as sets of financial factors to be optimized. There are many explanations�for this: Developments in graduate business education, or the rise of corporate activism, or the cultural role of Wall Street. But�the basic story is that companies�used to balance the interests of workers, customers and investors; now they have adopted a fully investor-centric model in which profits are the only goal and customer service and workers' rights are sacrificed. Sheelah Kolhatkar writes that "the investors-above-all doctrine seems to have triumphed over the more inclusive approach."

Japan looks to solve puzzle of slow wage growth

Japan looks to solve puzzle of slow wage growth

Friday, May 19, 2017

Commence | No Mercy No Malice | Scott Galloway | L2

Commence | No Mercy No Malice | Scott Galloway | L2

Howard Hart, legendary figure in CIA clandestine service, dies at 76 - The Washington Post

Howard Hart, legendary figure in CIA clandestine service, dies at 76 - The Washington Post

Relationships and Glass-Steagall - Bloomberg

Relationships and Glass-Steagall - Bloomberg



I suspect there is a sociological reason, which is that it feels more high-status to live in a world of favor-trading and gift exchange than a world of naked commercial transactions. "Oh, I'm close with the CEO of XYZ Corp., we play golf together and he listens to my advice" is a more satisfying description of your work life than "I have sold four units of M&A to XYZ Corp. this quarter." Business as a network of gift exchanges allows you to cast your business life as a life, your work relationships as friendships, your work as influential rather than merely lucrative.

The heritability fallacy - Moore - 2016 - Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science - Wiley Online Library

The heritability fallacy - Moore - 2016 - Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science - Wiley Online Library

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Express Scripts ESRX and Anthem: What is pharmacy benefit manager PBM? - Business Insider

Express Scripts ESRX and Anthem: What is pharmacy benefit manager PBM? - Business Insider

“Happiness: A History” author Darrin M. McMahon explains when the idea of happiness was invented — Quartz

“Happiness: A History” author Darrin M. McMahon explains when the idea of happiness was invented — Quartz

The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness: It’s Usefulness

The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness: It’s Usefulness

Amazon Forms Team to Focus on Driverless Technology - WSJ

another reason to buy, or sell, AMZN.



Amazon Forms Team to Focus on Driverless Technology - WSJ

Amazon Forms Team to Focus on Driverless Technology - WSJ

another reason to buy, or sell, AMZN.



Amazon Forms Team to Focus on Driverless Technology - WSJ

Amazon Forms Team to Focus on Driverless Technology - WSJ

Amazon Forms Team to Focus on Driverless Technology - WSJ

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Renaud Laplanche, Ousted at Lending Club, Returns as Rival to His Old Firm - The New York Times

Renaud Laplanche, Ousted at Lending Club, Returns as Rival to His Old Firm - The New York Times

With 125 Ph.D.s in 15 Countries, a Quant ‘Alpha Factory’ Hunts for Investing Edge - WSJ

With 125 Ph.D.s in 15 Countries, a Quant ‘Alpha Factory’ Hunts for Investing Edge - WSJ

The Psy-Fi Blog: Age Makes You Happier - And Poorer

The Psy-Fi Blog: Age Makes You Happier - And Poorer

How to raise successful kids - Business Insider

got a couple of them.





How to raise successful kids - Business Insider

Fintech: Revolution or Evolution? - The Big Picture

Fintech: Revolution or Evolution? - The Big Picture

Factor | Capital Asset Pricing Model | Stock Market Index

Factor | Capital Asset Pricing Model | Stock Market Index

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Improving Government Operations 2: Re-organization | askblog

Improving Government Operations 2: Re-organization | askblog

No, We Can’t Say Whether Cancer Is Mostly Bad Luck - The Atlantic

No, We Can’t Say Whether Cancer Is Mostly Bad Luck - The Atlantic

The Death of the White Working Class Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

lagged selection bias 



The Death of the White Working Class Has Been Greatly Exaggerated: lagged selection bias

Hedge Funds Are Training Their Computers to Think Like You - Bloomberg

Hedge Funds Are Training Their Computers to Think Like You - Bloomberg

Tax Reform Will Be a Nightmare - The Atlantic

Tax Reform Will Be a Nightmare - The Atlantic

So Much for Donald Mussolini - WSJ

So Much for Donald Mussolini - WSJ

10 Lessons From the Republican Health-Care Debacle

10 Lessons From the Republican Health-Care Debacle

Silicon Valley’s Quest to Live Forever - The New Yorker

Silicon Valley’s Quest to Live Forever - The New Yorker

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Mercers and Stephen Bannon: How a populist power base was funded and built - Washington Post

The Mercers and Stephen Bannon: How a populist power base was funded and built - Washington Post

The blow-it-all-up billionaires - The Huffington Post

The blow-it-all-up billionaires - The Huffington Post

Machines and markets: five areas to watch

Machines and markets: five areas to watch

Why I Dissented – Medium

Why I Dissented – Medium

How to save a penalty: the truth about football’s toughest shot

How to save a penalty: the truth about football’s toughest shot

Diversity or Excellence? | City Journal

Diversity or Excellence? | City Journal

Some Things I Wish I Would Have Learned in College

Some Things I Wish I Would Have Learned in College

Thursday, March 09, 2017

The poor ‘just don’t want health care’: Republican congressman faces backlash over comments - The Washington Post

The poor ‘just don’t want health care’: Republican congressman faces backlash over comments - The Washington Post

Goldman Sachs’ lessons from the ‘quant quake’

Goldman Sachs’ lessons from the ‘quant quake’

Iceland’s tourism boom — and backlash

Iceland’s tourism boom — and backlash

How China Built ‘iPhone City’ With Billions in Perks for Apple’s Partner - The New York Times

How China Built ‘iPhone City’ With Billions in Perks for Apple’s Partner - The New York Times

Google Ventures launches first European fintech investment

Family Offices, Dentists and Quants - Bloomberg View

Family Offices, Dentists and Quants - Bloomberg View:



The basic process of investing is that you look at some historical information, you make some predictions about the future, and you invest based on those predictions. At that level of generality, that's not a strategy that can become crowded; that's just what the process of investing is.

Hedge funds adopt novel methods to hunt down new tech talent

Hedge funds adopt novel methods to hunt down new tech talent