Pour yourself a strong cuppa Joe, and start your Saturday morning with my longer form, weekend reads:

• Richard Branson: The Stuntman (London Review of Books)
• Meet DARPA’s new generation of robots (Aeon) see also Your Job Taught to Machines Puts Half U.S. Work at Risk (Bloomberg)
• Edward Snowden SXSW: Full Transcription and Video (Inside)
• Drowning in Light: How Technology Feeds our Addiction to Light (Nautilus)
• Inside The Barista Class (The Awl)
• DataBall: The new Basketball Stats (Grantland) see also Meet the world’s most marketed 12-year-old basketball player (Tampa Bay)
•  Exposing the big lie of the post-crash economy (TNR)
• The intolerance of uneconomic economics (Pieria)
• The Story Behind the Rob Ford Story (The Walrus)
• That Chop on the Upbeat: Junior Braithwaite and the history of Jamaican popular music (Oxford American)

60 and sunny in the NYC area — looks like a top down kinda day!

 

Number of U.S. Millionaires Reaches Record High

Source: CNN Money

 

Category: Financial Press

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6 Responses to “10 Weekend Reads”

  1. hue says:

    Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview (Rolling Stone)

    Of Course Washington Is Broken: It Was Designed to Be (Evidence Base)

    The Future Of The World Wide Web (The Diane Rehm Show) The World Wide Web was created 25 years ago on March 12, 1989, by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. I remember when Netscape went public in 1995, closing above 90 on that first day, nothing has been the same since.

  2. Jojo says:

    Perhaps a game of table tennis hu-man? :)
    ============
    1st:
    The Duel: Timo Boll vs. KUKA Robot
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIIJME8-au8

    2nd:
    Robots Playing Ping Pong: What’s Real, and What’s Not?
    http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/industrial-robots/robots-playing-ping-pong-whats-real-and-whats-not

  3. Jojo says:

    sierraclub.org – sierra magazine
    jan/feb 2014
    Five Foods That Are Killing the Planet

    Spoiler alert: Stop reading now if you can’t live without Quarter Pounders, packaged pastries, or expensive sushi. –Avital Andrews

    Bluefin Tuna

    We’ll let Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold get on his soapbox for this one: “People need to stop eating BLUEFIN TUNA. Period. It’ll be difficult because bluefin is uncommonly delicious and tends to be served at high-end sushi bars, where the fashion is to say ‘omakase’ and submit to the chef’s will. But the numbers of these magnificent fish are dropping fast.

    http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/201401/enjoy-five-foods-killing-the-planet.aspx

  4. Robert M says:

    Thank you for this, “Uneconomic economics, in contrast, focuses on ‘markets’, ‘competition’ and ‘the economy’ that exist primarily in theory and on the page. Resemblance to any real economy is incidental and most likely accidental.”
    The intolerance of uneconomic economics (Pieria)