My longer form reads to start your weekend:

• Iran Blamed for Cyberattacks: Iranian Hackers Behind Electronic Assaults on U.S. Banks, Foreign Energy Firms  (WSJ)
• Life of a salesman: Selling success, when the American dream is downsized (WaPo)
• Obama Fights His Own Bull Market (Businessweek)
• Does Biology Make us Liars? (The New Republic)
• Looking Back to Move Forward (The Reformed Broker)
• The Patent, Used as a Sword (NYT)
• Prismatic’s Bradford Cross: First we understand media, then the world  (Gigaom)
• Who Closed the American Mind? (The American Conservative) see also The Problem of Conservative ‘Intellectuals’ (The Nation)
• Tragedy’s decline and fall: How tragedy evolved from Oedipus to Kim Kardashian’s cellulite and Amy Winehouse’s struggles.  (New Statesman)

What’s happening this weekend?


When Cheap Funds Cost Too Much

Source: WSJ

Category: Financial Press

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14 Responses to “10 Weekend Reads”

  1. crutcher says:

    Steven Pinker considers Trivers to be a still-living scientific giant, like Newton, Galileo, or Darwin. Yet outside of evo-biology he’s unknown. The book is hard to read because its a whole lot of unpleasant psychological reality about how we operate, but if you can handle it, insight abounds.

  2. frankdotts says:

    Loved this —> “Good decisions don’t always have a good outcome, just as bad decisions don’t always have bad outcomes.”

  3. VennData says:

    From the Patent troll article above…

    “…[Apple] switched its partnership from Mr. Phillips to Mr. Ricci’s firm. And the millions of dollars Mr. Phillips had set aside for research and development were redirected to lawyers and court fees…”

    Go USA. You keep those innovations “protected” by patents. Yeah…

  4. rd says:

    The WSJ article on how financial advisors are turning 0.1% expense ratio ETFs into 2% expense ratio portfolios was fascinating and damning.

  5. VennData says:

    Paul Ryan is no “numbers guy”

    You can cut taxes 20% and it won’t effect the deficit. Really?


  6. S Brennan says:

    Great salesman story…thanks

  7. VennData says:

    In message, al Qaeda leader purportedly calls for more protests

    However, once we get control, we will ban protests, under punishment of death.

  8. James Cameron says:

    “Josh Barro claims to be able to show what the Obama campaign has struggled to prove — namely, that Governor Mitt Romney’s tax plan doesn’t add up. . . . ”

    “In fact, no fewer than six independent studies have confirmed the soundness of the Governor’s tax plan. Rather than wasting time trying to discredit the proposals of the Republican nominee, perhaps Mr. Barro and other journalists should investigate President Obama’s tax reform package. Or, more accurately, his lack of one.” – the Romney Campaign

    I have no idea why the Obama campaign doesn’t whale away at Martin Feldstein’s two contributions, especially in the debates.

    The Final Word on Mitt Romney’s Tax Plan, Josh Barro

  9. VennData says:

    You suddenly see the Tea Party party as not a party of tea growers, but elite, white-shoed Washington DC tea sippers who are out there to keep the super rich’s taxes low.

    Hey Farmers, these guys can buy their crops from anywhere in the world, they don’t give a damn about you. When are you going to get that?

  10. sellstop says:

    In my opinion big business is about lobbying for the next windfall. The explosion of debt by the consumer took about 25 years. Business cashed in. The real-estate bubble about 10 years. Now they want tax cuts across the board to suck that last bit of liquidity out of the American people. When that is gone and we and our government is impoverished what will we do then?

    Just thinking. Again…..


  11. beaufou says:

    sellstop, look at Greece and you have your answer.

  12. Robert M says:

    Who closed the American mind? Great find and a good read regardless of your political ideology.