Some longer form articles to start your weekend:

• Edge: Steven Cohen, Art Collector (n+1)
• Rage Against the Machine: 200 years ago, the Luddites tried to stop technological progress. They didn’t succeed (The Smart Set)
Airlines: We’re not going to tell you how much this will cost (Gulliver)
• How Natural is Human Sleep? (Psychology Today)
A Brain With a Heart: Oliver Sacks has made a literary art of staring into the minds of others. (NY Magazine)
• Has ‘Organic’ Been Oversized? (NYT)
The Fox NFL broadcast factory: The more things stay the same (SB Nation) see also Why the US media ignored Murdoch’s brazen bid to hijack the presidency (theguardian)
• The Evolutionary Mystery of Homosexuality (Chronicle)
Dying to be famous: retrospective cohort study of rock and pop star mortality and its association with adverse childhood experiences (BMJ Open)
• Esquire’s Interview with Megan Fox Is the Worst Thing Ever Written (Vice)

What’s up this weekend?

 

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Source: The Economist

Category: Financial Press

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8 Responses to “10 Weekend Reads”

  1. PeterR says:

    Circle the troops around your personal information wagon on Fa(r)ceBook.

    Today would be a good day to Terminate your membership before the search functions goes fully operational IMO.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/19/technology/with-graph-search-facebook-bets-on-more-sharing.html?hp&_r=0

  2. ancientone says:

    Barry, I love your reading lists; they are full of interesting stuff. How do you find the time to find all of them?

  3. JimRino says:

    Here’s what I’m reading.
    Rex Tillerson of Exxon not competent to run a pawn shop.

    http://www.resilience.org/stories/2013-01-18/exxon-mobil-and-the-precautionary-principle

  4. BottomMiddleClass says:

    Future Trending Searches on The FaceBook…

    Friends of Friends on vacation who do not like home security systems

    Friends that have Friends who are gay

    List of Days that John Smith was not at his home

    Divorced Friends of Friends with teenage daughters who live in remote locations

  5. jacobsk says:

    Eric Schmidt’s daughter went with him to NK , the trip journal is here

    https://sites.google.com/site/sophieinnorthkorea/

  6. JimRino says:

    US oil usage down 2% in 2012.
    Anything to do with US Drought conditions?
    http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu

    If there’s no crop, then there’s no food to ship, which requires no diesel, which means fewer jobs, and lower wages and lower consumer demand, and fewer sales positions, with fewer people driving to work, with fewer gallons of gas consumed, on and on and on.

    It’s time for some real action on Climate Change.

    However, FORD had a good quarter with Hurricane Sandy auto damage.

  7. RW says:

    Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry

    If you’ve ever bought a personal finance book, watched a TV show about stock picking, listened to a radio show about getting out of debt, or attended a seminar to help you plan for your retirement, you’ve probably heard some version of these quotes:

    “What’s keeping you from being rich? In most cases, it is simply a lack of belief.” —SUZE ORMAN, The Courage to Be Rich
    “Are you latte-ing away your financial future?” —DAVID BACH, Smart Women Finish Rich
    “I know you’re capable of picking winning stocks and holding on to them.” —JIM CRAMER, Mad Money

    They’re common refrains among personal finance gurus. There’s just one problem: those and many similar statements are false.

    (ht FS)

  8. b_thunder says:

    Reuters: “Fed official alleges Geithner may have alerted banks to rate cut”

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fed-official-alleges-geithner-may-051010487.html

    Geithner and “the banks” involved in the INSIDER TRADING?? (yes, it deserves all caps.)

    This is The Insider Trading case to end all the insider trading cases; the case that makes SAC and Raj cases look like pocket change.

    I remember those days in 2006/07/08 when the S&P would rally intraday 30-50 points on NO news whatsoever… only to find out the Fed-related news the following morning. The conspiracy theorists who were blogging that the Fed was “telegraphing” to its “owners” (the banks) the Fed policy changes before the changes were made public have now been proven right yet again. In 2007 I was young and naive. I didn’t want to believe them. Well, now i am listening to what they’re saying. And what they’re saying is very scary.

    P.S. IS anyone going to investigate this? DOJ? SEC? Whoever the heck is supposed to audit/oversee the Fed? Hello??? We’re all waiting