My afternoon train reading:

• Hedge-Fund Genius Isn’t Really Sold on Hedge Funds (Bloomberg View)
• The Best Investment Strategy? Getting Out of Our Own Way (NY Times) see also Our next big crisis will be a retirement crisis (MarketWatch)
Gross: The Second Coming (Pimco)
• How I learned to stop worrying and love the Russian invasion (Humble Student of the Markets)
• Part-time problems (FT Alphaville)
• A new consensus on the future of news (Columbia Journalism Review)
• How big a mess is Ryan’s report on poverty? Scholars say: Very big. (LA Times) but see Democrats’ lead on issues isn’t translating to midterms (Washington Post)
• Bitcoin: The Cryptopolitics of Cryptocurrencies (Harvard Press)
• Who Killed the Romantic Comedy? (LA Weekly)
• NASA scientists discover 715 new planets; four alien worlds have potential for life. (WSJ)

What are you reading?

 


Source: Cagle Cartoons

 

Category: Financial Press

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3 Responses to “10 Tuesday PM Reads”

  1. DiggidyDan says:

    Interesting article on the current state of Franchising as a business model, including discussion on raising minimum wage and it’s impact on the margins of Franchisees. You mentioned previously the corporate welfare of subsidizing Franchiser corporations profits with benefits to underpaid employees, but the franchising aspect was left out of the argument. This article sheds light on another wrinkle in the process. Suffice to say, if you aren’t the big corporate behemoth Franchiser, being involved in the industry is a fool’s game.

    http://www.psmag.com/navigation/business-economics/disenfranchised-fast-food-workers-quiznos-73967/

  2. d_dd says:

    Ryan”s report on poverty

    Regarding the Republican view on poverty, I received this yesterday. http://economistletter.com. Perhaps this group of “so important” individuals should consider their own remuneration before considering signing. Notice the numerous academics that have had the privilege of being overpaid for quite some time essentially through government subsidies from the unsustainable student loan program. As far as I can tell all of the signees are essentially on the government dole.

  3. Robert M says:

    Who Killed the Romantic Comedy? (LA Weekly)

    I suggest the author go see About Last Night or the Best Man Holiday when it comes to the American audience. It may be no one wants to go see a film about successful mid upper class African America. The fact is someone is gambling on a a franchise series the latter film.