My afternoon train reads:

• How the IRS keeps the $4.3 trillion nonprofit world secret (Wonkblog)
• High-Frequency Trading Is Bad For Profits, Including Those Of High-Speed Traders (Huffington Post)
• Business Majors Are The Most Underemployed Graduates In America (Business Insider)
• Tech Moves to the Background as Design Becomes Foremost (Bits) see also Technopoly and the dictatorship of data (Research Puzzle Pieces)
• The Surprising Way Psychologists Measure Narcissism (Priceonomics)
• New China billionaires blowing massive bubbles (MarketWatch) but see also Billionaire Mori Says Tokyo Real Estate Best Abenomics Bet (Bloomberg)
• The California Solar Initiative is ending. What has it left behind? (Berkeley Blog)
• iOS 7 (Matt Gemmell) see also At Work With Microsoft Office on an iPhone (WSJ)
• Bowers & Wilkins Maserati Speakers: Time to Cash in That 401K (technabob)
• Advanced Alien Civilization Discovers Uninhabitable Planet (Onion)

What are you reading?


Emerging Markets Still Offer a Lure
Source: WSJ

Category: Financial Press

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11 Responses to “10 Mid-Week PM Reads”

  1. willid3 says:

    guessing the new business that will start soon is building houses. underground. maybe thats why no one really wants to avoid the problem, cause they see that as a new market, to replace the houses, buildings and cities that we built today. plus of course we have to rebuild the roads too. not sure how well the airline industry will do, since it will be really tough to fly.

  2. digistar says:

    Bowers & Wilkins Maserati Speakers: Time to Cash in That 401K.

    401k and conspicuous consumption are mutually exclusive.

    However, having fun with a big wad of cash that you don’t have enough time to spend while you are alive is okay.

  3. willid3 says:

    well the new plan from wall street and the TBTF banks


  4. RW says:

    Welfare reform took people off the rolls. It might have also shortened their lives.

    Welfare reform is pretty popular. …The average number of people receiving cash benefits from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the name welfare has gone by since 1996, has fallen from 12.6 million that year to 4.6 million in 2011. …the health consequences of the change, a new study suggests, are potentially quite large, and quite negative. The Health Affairs study, written by Columbia’s Peter Muennig and Zohn Rosen, along with the Wallace Foundation’s Elizabeth Ty Wilde, finds that welfare reform increases mortality among recipients, reducing life expectancy by about nine months.

  5. RW says:

    Glaucus Research gives Hain Celestial a headache (

    High Pesticide Levels In Celestial Seasonings Teas

    The following were the teas tested by Eurofins.* Only the Rooibos Safari Spice turned up zero pesticides, and the rest exceeded federal safety and/or California safety limits:

    Green Tea Peach Blossom
    Green Tea Raspberry Gardens
    Authentic Green Tea
    Antioxidant Max Dragon Fruit
    Green Tea Honey Lemon Ginger
    Antioxidant Max Blackberry Pomegranate
    Antioxidant Max Blood Orange
    Sleepytime Kids Goodnight Grape
    Sleepytime Herb Teas
    English Breakfast Black K-Cup
    Rooibos Safari Spice

    see also

  6. Cato says:

    The Pace of Modern Life (via Alphaville):