My morning reads:

@GSElevator “We are pleased to report that official ban on talking in elevators will be lifted immediately.” (Dealbook)
• What Kind of Investor Are You? (Washington Post) see also People who cannot accurately forecast markets (Reformed Broker)
• Biotech: Popping the Allegations of a Bubble (Compounding My Interests)
• Geithner Among Fed Losers in 2008, Dudley Among Winners (Real Time Economics)

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8 Responses to “10 Tuesday AM Reads”

  1. hue says:

    Inside The Netflix/Comcast Deal and What The Media Is Getting Very Wrong (Streaming Media)

    Penis size and other reasons some nations are more violent than others (Atlantic Cities) Male Organ and Economic Growth: Does Size
    Matter? (Helsinki Center of Economic Research) Read it with a grain of saltpeter

    Your Fate? Thank Your Ancestors. Social mobility’s always been affected by ancestry, partly because of genetics. (NYTimes) What’s your name? Who’s your daddy? Is he rich like me?

  2. VennData says:

    Obama’s day: A meeting with Boehner

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2014/02/25/obama-john-boehner-manufacturing-hubs-organizing-for-action/5801583/

    How can any real Republican stand by and watch this?! It makes me sick WORKING with the anti-Christ! It’s time to leave the GOP, as so many have done,..

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/166763/record-high-americans-identify-independents.aspx

    And join the Tea Party and as true patriots secede!

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/12/03/1274231/25-percent-republicans-secede/#

  3. VennData says:

    Ford second worse in consumer reports. Connectivity issues…

    http://www.autoblog.com/2012/10/29/ford-tumbles-to-second-worst-in-consumer-reports-reliabil/

    Ford Dumps Microsoft for Blackberry.

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304610404579403041411705368

    When did Microsoft every make ANYTHING that allowed for connectivity?

    When are you shoot-form-the-hip “Microsoft is a good value” putz’s going to realize Microsoft has hampered software and web development for thirty years?

    Microsoft has been and always will be a monopolist kludge generator.

    And while you let yourself get locked into Apple’s ecosystem and Facebook’s ecosystem, you proving that you haven’t learned.

    • Biffah Bacon says:

      to the contrary, having Microsoft as the ogre in the room has given impetus to several projects which have improved innovation and development. If it wasn’t for Linux development as the anti-Microsoft there would be no IOS (forked off of FreeBSD) and no Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, RedHat, Apache, and so on. If there was no IE would there be a Mozilla or a Chrome or even cruddy Safari? HTML-5? If no Office (with the awful ribbon interface) would there have been a need to take Star Office into the world of Libre office, or Google Docs?
      Sometimes the best thing you can do is serve as a bad example for others. Often we are known more for our enemies than for our friends.

  4. farmera1 says:

    Warren B. takes a shot at “the” five rules for investing.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/warren-buffetts-investing-fundamentals-2014-2

    -”You don’t need to be an expert in order to achieve satisfactory investment returns.”
    -”If you instead focus on the prospective price change of a contemplated purchase, you are speculating.”
    -”Games are won by players who focus on the playing field — not by those whose eyes are glued to the scoreboard.”
    -”Forming macro opinions or listening to the macro or market predictions of others is a waste of time. Indeed, it is dangerous because it may blur your vision of the facts that are truly important.”
    -”Focus on the future productivity of the asset you are considering.”

    This man has more wisdom than ….well you name it. I love this man.

  5. farmera1 says:

    Global Climate Change. From an investing perspective it helps to have the deniers around. When playing poker you always want to know who the sucker is. From a human perspective, it’s not so good. Wonder how the grandchildren will thank us for leaving them so many messes to clean up, if they can.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/the-west-is-drying-up-2014-2

    http://www.businessinsider.com/humans-and-mass-extinction-killing-machines-2014-2